Sunday, December 27, 2009

1046 - Mojo 29. Ray Charles and Betty Carter - Ray Charles and Betty Carter (1961)

Track Listing

1. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
2. You and I
3. Intro: Goodbye/We'll Be Together Again
4. People Will Say We're in Love
5. Cocktails for Two
6. Side by Side
7. Baby, It's Cold Outside
8. Together
9. For All We Know
10. Takes Two to Tango
11. Alone Together
12. Just You, Just Me


Another album of standards this time with Ray Charles and Betty Carter. Not much new is brought into play here, the best thing here is really Betty Carter's voice which shines through the whole thing.

That being said all of the versions are pretty nice, and while Ray Charles doesn't really do much with his piano he has got a really nice young voice here and it is something interesting for those more used to listening to him later in his career.

So that is pretty much what I have to say about his perfectly nice but not amazing album. Enjoyed it, didn't blow me away. So let me take the free space to wish everybody a great Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, Winter Solstice, Yule or vacation.

Track Highlights

1. Baby, It's Cold Outside
2. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
3. Just You, Just Me
4. Cocktails for Two

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

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.

Morons do Baby It's Cold Outside:

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