Ray Charles Ray Charles And Betty Carter on 200g LP from Analogue Productions
Two Idiosyncratic Talents Meet and Make History: Includes "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Charles Croons Sweet Ballads, Carter Turns on the High-Pitch Charm
Cut From the Original 3-Track Masters and Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Let the sparks fly. Order up the cocktails. And get ready to tango. Ray Charles teams up with jazz standout Betty Carter on this 1961 nightclub set, arranged and conducted by Marty Paich and produced by Sid Feller. Alternating between big band R&B and sweet balladic soul, the rapport between the two iconic vocalists remains seductive and unique in each artist's catalog.
Indeed, neither talent ever made another record that sounded like this, and do we need even boast about the R&B chart topper "Baby, It's Cold Outside," which became a standard the day it was released? Romantic, sexy, classy, hypnotic: This is a duets record for the ages.
Replete with lush strings and big brass, not to mention fireplace-warm coziness, the album has been enhanced to unimaginable degrees courtesy of Analogue Productions' 200g LP pressing, made at Quality Record Pressings and cut from the original 3-track master tapes. A no-brainer for vocal music fans and anyone who cares to snap their fingers, tap their toes, and get their groove on.
Ray Charles Ray Charles And Betty Carter Track Listing:
1. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
2. You and I
3. Intro: Goodbye
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