Betty Carter

Betty Carter

Betty Carter


Latest Release

Essential Classics, Vol. 57: Betty Carter album art
  • Essential Classics, Vol. 57: Betty Carter
  • August 2022
  • 20 Songs

Top Songs

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Devils (In My Mind)
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You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do) [Album Version]
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Thou Swell
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Close Your Eyes
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Let's Fall In Love


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Betty Carter


Arguably the most adventurous female jazz singer of all time, Betty Carter was an idiosyncratic stylist and a restless improviser who pushed the limits of melody and harmony as much as any bebop horn player. The husky-voiced Carter was capable of radical, off-the-cuff reworkings of whatever she sang, abruptly changing tempos and dynamics, or rearranging the lyrics into distinctive, off-the-beat rhythmic patterns. She could solo for 20 minutes, scat at lightning speed, or drive home an emotion with wordless, bluesy moans and sighs. She wasn't quite avant-garde, but she was defi...
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