Ray Charles in Philadelphia - mid 20th Century

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, page 243:

[In 1960]… I did those duets with Betty Carter… [There] was something special about the music we made together. I had first heard Betty the night I ran into the Cookies back in Philadelphia. She was singing with Hamp's band, and I was impressed. She's a hell of a singer. I like to compare her to Sarah Vaughan, which is like comparing Benny Goodman to Artie Shaw. Sarah's like Benny. She has unbelievable technique and deserves all the praise she's gotten. She's a master. But Betty's like Artie. She's a marvelous technical singer, but she's also got that old feeling --that raw …   more >>
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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 243. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427963131168 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Philadelphia


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

Listening to

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Female Jazz singing performed by Betty Carter

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:25:31 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:20:55 +0100