The Betty Carter Album

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The Betty Carter Album
Studio album by Betty Carter
Released 1976
Recorded Before 1975
Genre Jazz
Length 39:44
Label Bet-Car MK 1002/Verve 835 682-2
Producer Betty Carter
Betty Carter chronology
Betty Carter at the Village Vanguard
The Betty Carter Album
The Audience with Betty Carter
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

The Betty Carter Album is a 1976 album by Betty Carter. It is unique among her albums in its use of overdubbing on some tracks to allow her to record multiple vocal lines. It was also her first album for which she wrote the majority of the songs herself.[3][4]

The album was originally released on Carter's own Bet-Car label. It was first reissued on CD by Verve in 1988.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You're a Sweetheart" (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:57
  2. "I Can't Help It" (Betty Carter) – 2:45
  3. "What is It?" (Carter) – 5:35
  4. "On Our Way Up (Sister Candy)" (Freddie Roach) – 1:36
  5. "We Tried" (Carter) – 5:53
  6. "Happy" (Carter) – 2:08
  7. "Sunday, Monday or Always" (Sonny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 4:19
  8. "Tight" (Carter) – 1:36
  9. "Children Learn What They Live" (Dorothy Law Nolt) – 4:16
  10. "Sounds (Movin' On)" (Carter) – 7:17



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 38. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Bauer, William R. Open the Door: The Life and Music of Betty Carter (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2002), 398.
  4. ^ Carter, Betty (1976). The Betty Carter Album [CD liner notes]. New York: Polygram Records, Inc.
  5. ^ "Betty Carter - The Betty Carter Album at Discogs". Retrieved 3 March 2017. 

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