Ray Charles and Betty Carter

Ray Charles and Betty Carter is a 1961 album by Betty Carter and Ray Charles. The pair's recording of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" on the album topped the R&B charts. A 1988 CD/LP re-issue included three bonus tracks and the 1998 Rhino Records re-issue combined, on a single CD, the original Ray Charles and Betty Carter with the complete Dedicated to You.

Ray Charles and Betty Carter
Studio album by Ray Charles and Betty Carter
Released August 1961
Recorded August 23, 1960 - June 14, 1961
Genre Jazz
Length 41:38
Label ABC
Producer Sid Feller
Ray Charles chronology
Dedicated to You
(1961) Dedicated to You1961
Ray Charles and Betty Carter
(1961) Ray Charles and Betty Carter1961
The Genius Sings the Blues
(1961) The Genius Sings the Blues1961
Betty Carter chronology
The Modern Sound of Betty Carter
(1960) The Modern Sound of Betty Carter1960
Ray Charles and Betty Carter
(1961) Ray Charles and Betty Carter1961
'Round Midnight
(1962) 'Round Midnight1962
Alternative cover / re-issue
1998 Rhino CD re-issue with Dedicated to You
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [1]

Track listing

Original LP release

  1. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" (Cole Porter) – 4:41
  2. "You and I" (Meredith Willson) – 3:28
  3. Intro: "Goodbye"/"We'll Be Together Again" (Gordon Jenkins)/(Carl T. Fischer, Frankie Laine) – 3:20
  4. "People Will Say We're in Love" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 2:51
  5. "Cocktails for Two" (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) – 3:15
  6. "Side by Side" (Harry M. Woods, Gus Kahn) – 2:23
  7. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (Frank Loesser) – 4:10
  8. "Together" (Lew Brown, Buddy De Sylva, Ray Henderson) – 1:35
  9. "For All We Know" (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis) – 3:44
  10. "Takes Two to Tango" (Al Hoffman, Dick Manning) – 3:22
  11. "Alone Together" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 4:45
  12. "Just You, Just Me" (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) – 2:04

Bonus tracks on 1988 CD/LP re-issue

  1. "But On the Other Hand Baby" (Charles, Percy Mayfield) – 3:11
  2. "I Never See Maggie Alone" (Harry Tilsley, Everett Lynton) – 5:37
  3. "I Like to Hear It Sometime" (Jodie Edwards) – 2:50[2]

Additional tracks on 1998 Rhino Records re-issue


Original LP tracks

  • Hank Crawford - alto saxophone
  • David Fathead Newman - tenor saxophone
  • Leroy Cooper - baritone saxophone
  • Bill Pitman - guitar
  • Edgar Willis - bass guitar
  • Mel Lewis, Bruno Carr - drums
  • The Jack Halloran Singers - background vocals
  • Marty Paich - arranger, conductor
  • Sid Feller - producer

Recorded - United Studios, Hollywood on June 13–14, 1961.

References and external links

  • ABC S 385
  1. Ginell, Richard S.. Ray Charles and Betty Carter at AllMusic
  2. link Archived 2008-10-07 at the Wayback Machine.
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