Ray Charles and Betty Carter

Ray Charles and Betty Carter


Ray Charles (piano, vocals), Betty Carter (vocals) with orchestra

ABC-Paramount 385

Analogue Productions : LP 200 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
A2 - You and I
A3 - Goodbye
A4 - People Will Say We're In Love
A5 - Cocktails For Two
A6 - Side By Side
B1 - Baby, It's Cold Outside
B2 - Together
B3 - For All We Know
B4 - Takes Two to Tango
B5 - Alone Together
B6 - Just You, Just Me

Recorded on August 23, 1960 and June 14, 1961.

Betty Carter was known for her improvisational technique and unique vocal style. At the young age of 16 she sang with Charlie Parker and later performed with the likes of Dizzy Gillespi and Miles Davis.

Originally released in 1961 on ABC-Paramount, Ray Charles and Betty Carter features startling dynamics, with Marty Paich's arrangements showcasing both punchy brass and lush strings. The showstopper, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," topped the R&B charts upon its release. And jazz singer Betty Carter's vocal prowess shines on "Cocktails For Two" and "Alone Together." Ray Charles has never sounded more romantic. This is such a wonderful album; such a warm album; such a rich album. And, ooh, the sound! Turn the lights down and grab that special someone.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Kevin Gray and Zan Zanev at CoHearent Audio, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at Quality Record Pressings.