Social Call

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Social Call
Socialcall.jpg
Studio album by Betty Carter
Released 1980
Recorded May 13, 1955 and April 25, 1956
Genre Jazz
Length 57:27
Label Columbia
Producer Betty Carter (reissue)
Betty Carter chronology
Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant
(1955)
Social Call
(1956)
Out There with Betty Carter
(1958)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[1]

Social Call is an album by Betty Carter featuring Ray Bryant and a big band arranged by Gigi Gryce. Of its eleven tracks, the first six were recorded in 1955 and originally released as part of the album Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant. The other five tracks were recorded in 1956 but remained unissued until this compilation, which Columbia Records released in 1980.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Moonlight in Vermont" (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) – 3:23
  2. "Thou Swell" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 1:39
  3. "I Could Write a Book" (Hart, Rodgers) – 2:37
  4. "Gone with the Wind" (Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel) – 4:10
  5. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) – 2:42
  6. "Can't We Be Friends?" (Paul James, Kay Swift) – 2:25
  7. "Tell Him I Said Hello" (Jack J. Canning, Bill Hagner) – 2:32
  8. "Social Call" (Gigi Gryce, Jon Hendricks) – 2:37
  9. "Runaway" (Cy Coleman) – 2:28
  10. "Frenesi" (Alberto Domínguez, Leonard Whitcup) – 2:29
  11. "Let's Fall in Love" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 1:57

Personnel[edit]

Recorded May 13 & 16, 1955, New York City, New York, USA (tracks 1-6):

Recorded April 25, 1956 (tracks 7-11):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 38. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.