'Round Midnight (1963 Betty Carter album)

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'Round Midnight
Studio album by Betty Carter
Released 1963
Recorded August 10, 1962 (1962-08-10), December 6, 1962 (1962-12-06), January 15, 1963 (1963-01-15)[citation needed]
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 31:11
Label Atco
Producer Nesuhi Ertegün
Betty Carter chronology
Ray Charles and Betty Carter
(1961)
'Round Midnight
(1963)
Inside Betty Carter
(1964)

'Round Midnight is a 1963 studio album by the American jazz singer Betty Carter, arranged by Claus Ogerman and Oliver Nelson.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Scott Yanow, writing on Allmusic.com gave 'Round Midnight two and a half stars out of five. Yanow commented of Carter in this period that "...Her chance-taking style and unusual voice were mostly ignored and it would not be until the late '70s that she was finally "discovered."...Her style was a lot freer than it had been in her earlier records but was still more accessible than it would be. Her repertoire...was already becoming eclectic."[1]

Billboard magazine gave 'Round Midnight its "4-star rating" in March 1963. The rating was given for "new albums with sufficient commercial potential."[2]

Track listings[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Nothing More to Look Forward To"   Richard Adler 2:31
2. "Who What Why Where When"   Betty Carter 3:05
3. "Heart and Soul"   Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael 3:14
4. "Call Me Darling"   Dorothy Dick, Mort Fryberg, Rolf Marbet, Bert Reisfeld 3:48
5. "When I Fall in Love"   Edward Heyman, Victor Young 2:56
6. "'Round Midnight"   Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams, Thelonious Monk 3:14
7. "I Wonder"   Cecil Gant, Raymond Leveen 2:29
8. "Theme from Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight)"   Jerry Goldsmith, Pete Rugolo, Hal Winn 2:40
9. "The Good Life"   Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon 2:30
10. "Everybody's Somebody's Fool"   Ace Adams, Regina Adams, Lionel Hampton 2:40
11. "Two Cigarettes in the Dark"   Lew Pollack, Paul Francis Webster 2:04
12. "Shine On Harvest Moon"   Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth 2:06
13. "One Note Samba"   Jon Hendricks, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça 2:21

Personnel[edit]

Recorded August 10, 1962 (tracks 1, 5, 9, 12, 13); December 6, 1962 (tracks 3, 4, 6, 10); and January 15, 1963 (tracks 2, 7, 8, 11).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 'Round Midnight at AllMusic
  2. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (16 March 1963). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 34–. ISSN 00062510.