BETTY CARTER

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Betty Carter (May 16, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was a prominent American jazz singer who was renowned for her improvisational technique and idiosyncratic vocal style. Carter expanded the role of the vocalist in jazz, to a full, improvising member of the band. Although her voice was not as admired by the public as such vocalists as Sarah Vaughan or Ella Fitzgerald, many consider her to have exercised mastery of the human voice previously unheard in jazz. Carmen McRae once claimed that "there's really only one jazz singer - only one: Betty Carter."[1]

Carter was born Lillie Mae Jones in Flint, Michigan and grew up in Detroit, where her father led a church choir. She studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory. She won a talent contest and became a regular on the local club circuit, singing and playing piano. When she was sixteen, she sang with Charlie Parker. She later
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Feed the FireFeed the Fire
Verve/Polygram 1994
$58.86
$10.36 (used)
The Betty Carter AlbumThe Betty Carter Album
Verve / Polygram 1992
$69.69
$6.02 (used)
The Music Never StopsThe Music Never Stops
Blue Engine Records 2019
$11.90
$6.01 (used)
Four Classic AlbumsFour Classic Albums
Imports 2014
$6.52
$15.50 (used)
At The Village VanguardAt The Village Vanguard
Verve Records 2004
$14.98
$8.72 (used)
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BETTY CARTER Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant
Vocal Jazz 1955
BETTY CARTER Out There With Betty Carter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out There With Betty Carter
Vocal Jazz 1958
BETTY CARTER The Modern Sound of Betty Carter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Modern Sound of Betty Carter
Vocal Jazz 1960
BETTY CARTER The Betty Carter Album album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Betty Carter Album
Vocal Jazz 1972
BETTY CARTER Look What I Got! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Look What I Got!
Vocal Jazz 1988
BETTY CARTER It's Not About the Melody album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It's Not About the Melody
Vocal Jazz 1992
BETTY CARTER 'Round Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
'Round Midnight
Vocal Jazz 1992
BETTY CARTER Inside Betty Carter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Inside Betty Carter
Vocal Jazz 1993
BETTY CARTER Feed the Fire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Feed the Fire
Vocal Jazz 1994
BETTY CARTER I'm Yours, You're Mine album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I'm Yours, You're Mine
Vocal Jazz 1996
BETTY CARTER The Music Never Stops album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Music Never Stops
Vocal Jazz 2019

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BETTY CARTER 'Round Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
'Round Midnight
Vocal Jazz 1975
BETTY CARTER Finally album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Finally
Vocal Jazz 1975
BETTY CARTER Now It's My Turn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Now It's My Turn
Vocal Jazz 1976
BETTY CARTER The Audience With Betty Carter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Audience With Betty Carter
Vocal Jazz 1980
BETTY CARTER Whatever Happened To Love? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Whatever Happened To Love?
Vocal Jazz 1982
BETTY CARTER Droppin' Things album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Droppin' Things
Vocal Jazz 1990
BETTY CARTER At the Village Vanguard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At the Village Vanguard
Vocal Jazz 1993

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BETTY CARTER Compact Jazz: Betty Carter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Compact Jazz: Betty Carter
Vocal Jazz 1990
BETTY CARTER Social Call album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Social Call
Vocal Jazz 1990
BETTY CARTER I Can't Help It album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Can't Help It
Vocal Jazz 1992
BETTY CARTER Priceless Jazz Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Priceless Jazz Collection
Vocal Jazz 1999
BETTY CARTER Betty Carter's Finest Hour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Betty Carter's Finest Hour
Vocal Jazz 2003

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