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Betty Carter - It's Not About The Melody (1992)

Posted By: gribovar
Betty Carter - It's Not About The Melody (1992)

Betty Carter - It's Not About The Melody (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 376 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 167 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 513 870-2)

A song's melody is simply a reference point and a beginning for Carter; she takes words and inverts, probes and extends them, embellishes themes, changes moods and alters rhythms. She's a vocal improviser in a manner few have equaled, and if her voice lacks the clarity and timbre of the all-time greats, she's more than compensated with incredible timing, flexibility and power. Throughout this 11-track effort, Carter's vocals direct and steer the responses of pianist Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Ariel J. Roland and drummer Lewis Nash. It was yet another memorable outing for Betty Carter, an all-time great.

VA - I Get A Kick Out Of You: The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume II (1991)

Posted By: Designol
VA - I Get A Kick Out Of You: The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume II (1991)

VA - I Get A Kick Out Of You: The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume II (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb | 00:56:29
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 511 070-2

Terrific versions of classic Cole Porter songs recorded by jazz's greatest vocalists… Louis Armstrong, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Merrill, Dinah Washington, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan, Shirley Horn, Billie Holiday, Fred Astaire, Blossom Dearie, Morgana King, and Betty Carter.

Betty Carter - I'm Yours, You're Mine (1996) (Repost)

Posted By: gribovar
Betty Carter - I'm Yours, You're Mine (1996) (Repost)

Betty Carter - I'm Yours, You're Mine (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 316 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 128 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (533 182-2)

"I'm Yours, You're Mine" is a 1996 studio album by the American jazz singer Betty Carter. Recorded in January 1996, this was the last album that Carter recorded before her death in September 1998.
"I'm Yours, You're Mine" peaked at 25 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.
No doubt Betty Carter's singing is an acquired taste, but to those who have acquired it, she's a uniquely appealing artist. The elongated lines, exotic colors and unusual ornaments she brings to every cut on this recording attest to the singular nature of Carter's singing.

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)

Posted By: Designol
VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 845 466-2 | Time: 01:08:27

From a label with no shortage of first-rate jazz material come this very attractive vocal sampler. Staying true to the Compact Jazz ethos, Best of the Jazz Vocalists favors quality over hits and comes with a budget price tag. The majority of songs are from the label's prime '50s and '60s run, including a cloud-bound "Summertime" by Helen Merrill and one of the all-time great versions of "If You Could See Me Now," compliments of Billy Eckstine. Continuing with this balancing act between the sexes, the collection also includes fine work by Bill Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Abbey Lincoln, Jon Hendricks, Shirley Horn, and Anita O'Day; latter-day entries include Lincoln's "I've Got Thunder and It Rings" from her 1990 Verve debut and Horn's "I Got Lost in His Arms" from 1988's Close Enough for Love. Nicely wrapped up with Nina Simone's Afro-percussion clarion call "Come Ye," this Verve roundup works as the perfect primer for more adventurous trips through the label's fertile stores of essential jazz.

VA - Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs (2001) {GMG}

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VA - Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs (2001) {GMG}

VA - Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs (2001) {GMG}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 298 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 132 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz, blues

Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs is a 2001 Russian-made compilation CD of powerful jazz music of the romantic variety. This was released by GMG Records, listed as ООО «ГМГ-Компакт» elsewhere.

Betty Carter - Betty Carter's Finest Hour (2003)

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Betty Carter - Betty Carter's Finest Hour (2003)

Betty Carter - Betty Carter's Finest Hour (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 457 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 158 MB | 01:02:30
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve

This collection of Betty Carter's Verve material may not literally be her finest hour of recorded music, but it is easily her finest hour of recordings for the labels associated with Verve, which include not only her later Verve recordings, but also those on ABC from the early 1960s. There are 14 cuts on the set, including such well-known Carter performances as "In the Still of the Night," her theme, "Open the Door" "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Dropping Things," "Tight," "You're Driving Me Crazy," and others. This is a solid selection of Carter's artistry. It's true that she recorded for so many labels that a complete introduction is almost impossible, but this will serve both fans and beginners well.

Betty Carter - Social Call [Recorded 1955-1956] (1990)

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Betty Carter - Social Call [Recorded 1955-1956] (1990)

Betty Carter - Social Call [Recorded 1955-1956] (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 172 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 72 MB | Covers included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CBS Records (A 36425)

This LP contains singer Betty Carter's earliest recordings. On one date she is heard performing six standards with a quartet also featuring pianist Ray Bryant ("I Could Write a Book" and "The Way You Look Tonight" are highpoints). The other session, which was only released for the first time in 1980, has five songs on which Carter is joined by a 14-piece band arranged by Gigi Gryce; this version of "Social Call" is a classic. Naturally Carter sounds much more conventional on these performances than she would 30 to 40 years later, but already her voice was immediately recognizable.