Christine Tobin on Betty Carter 2

A while ago I posted an entry noting that that Christine Tobin would be appearing on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Library talking about Betty Carter’s recording career and helping presenter Alyn Shipton to pick the best examples of Carter’s recorded work.


This programme is now available as a 34 minute podcast from the BBC Radio 3 Jazz Library site.


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 Here are fuller versions of a few of the Carter tracks chosen by Christine. If there is a standout track for me, it has to be Carter’s reading of the Fran Landesman/Tommy Woolf song Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most.

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Artist Betty Carter
Composer T. Wolf / F. Landesman
Album Inside Betty Carter
Label Blue Note
Number 89702 Track 7

Moonlignt in Vermont

Moonlight in Vermont
Artist Bett Carter / Ray Bryant
Composer J. Blackburn / K. Suessdorf
Album Let’s Fall In Love: Betty Carter and Her Jazz Greats
Label Gambit
Number 69219 Track 5

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside
Artist Betty Carter / Ray Charles
Composer Frank Loesser
Album Dedicated To You
Label Rhino
Number 88401 Track 7


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