One track - "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - will make this one easily worth the price of admission!
Whoa! Now we're getting into the big leagues. And not just any Ray Charles title, mind you. Ray Charles and Betty Carter! Analogue Productions has reissued a whole lot of classics - a whole lot - but there aren't many of 'em that are a much bigger deal than this.
This is such a romantic album. Such a warm album. Such a rich album. And, ooh, the sound! Turn the lights down and grab that special someone.
Originally released in 1961 on ABC-Paramount, Ray Charles and Betty Carter features startling dynamics, with Marty Paich's arrangements showcasing both punchy brass and lush strings. The showstopper, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," topped the R&B charts upon its release. And jazz singer Betty Carter's vocal prowess shines on "Cocktails For Two" and "Alone Together." Ray Charles has never sounded more romantic.
Betty Carter was known for her improvisational technique and unique vocal style. At the young age of 16 she sang with Charlie Parker and later performed with the likes of Dizzy Gillespi and Miles Davis.
Super Audio CD
SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Cut from original 3-track masters
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Zan Zanev
1. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
2. You and I
3. Intro: Goodbye 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
9. For All We Know
10. Takes Two to Tango
11. Alone Together
12. Just You, Just Me