Ray Charles and Betty Carter + Dedicated to You
Essential Jazz Classics
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2 LPs ON 1 CD
This release contains the complete original LP Ray Charles and Betty Carter (ABC Paramount ABCS-385), which marks the only existing collaboration between these two singing stars. It presents a collection of songs about lovers arranged and conducted by the great Marty Paich. Also included here is Ray Charles’ complete conceptual album Dedicated to You (ABC Paramount ABC-355), consisting of songs with a woman’s name in each title. It was recorded the previous year and was also conducted and arranged by Marty Paich.
[1-12] Ray Charles and Betty Carter ( 4 Stars All Music Guide)
RAY CHARLES, vocals & piano BETTY CARTER, vocals plus:
[1, 3, 5, 9] &  Bill Pittman (g), Edgar Willis (b), Mel Lewis (d, vib), plus 22 strings and
The Jack Halloran Singers. Los Angeles, June 13, 1961.
[2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10] &  Phil Guilbeau, John Hunt, Al Porcino, Ray Triscari, Don Fagerquist (tp), Dick Nash, Harry Betts, Frank Rosolino, Ken Shroyer (tb), Bennie Crawford (as), David “Fathead” Newman (ts), Leroy Cooper (bar), Bill Pittman (g), Edgar Willis (b), Mel Lewis (d), Bruno Carr (perc). Los Angeles, June 14, 1961.
[13-24] Dedicated to You: RAY CHARLES, vocals & piano plus
[14, 16, 18, 19, 21] &  Martin Banks, John Hunt (tp), Bennie Crawford (as), David “Fathead” Newman (ts), Leroy Cooper (bar), Bill Pittman (g), Edgar Willis (b), Irv Cottler (d), plus 18 strings. Los Angeles, August 23, 1960.
[13, 15, 17, 20, 22] & [24:] John Hunt, Wallace Davenport, Marcus Belgrave (tp), Henderson Chambers, Leon Comegys, John Herbert (tb), Keg Johnson (b-tb), Rudy Powell (as, cl), Don Wilkerson (ts, fl), Bennie Crawford (as), David “Fathead” Newman (ts), Leroy Cooper (bar), Sonny Forriest (g), Edgar Willis (b), Bruno Carr (d). Los Angeles, August 24, 1960.
INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET
01 Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
02 You And I
03 Medley: Goodbye / We’ll Be Together Again
04 People Will Say We’re In Love
05 Cocktails For Two
06 Side By Side
07 Baby, It’s Cold Outside
09 For All We Know
10 Takes Two To Tango
11 Alone Together
12 Just You, Just Me
13 Hardhearted Hannah
18 Stella By Starlight
24 Sweet Georgia Brown
Total time: 78:02