Betty Carter – I’m Yours You’re Mine 1996 CD-Used Like New $32.99


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Betty Carter

Betty Carter (born Lillie Mae Jones; May 19, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was an American jazz singer known for her improvisationaltechnique, scatting and other complex musical abilities that demonstrated her vocal talent and imaginative interpretation of lyrics and melodies. Vocalist Carmen McRae once remarked: “There’s really only one jazz singer—only one: Betty Carter. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Betty Carter – I’m Yours You’re Mine

I’m Yours, You’re Mine four out of five stars, but did not review the album. Billboard positively reviewed the album upon its release, describing it as a “toned down and moodily evocative set” adding that “Carter’s voice proves that it can turn phrases like no other on the title cut’s wordless, gently delightful, downtempo meditation.”

Howard Reich, writing in the Chicago Tribune said that “No doubt Betty Carter’s singing is an acquired taste, but to those who have acquired it, she’s a uniquely appealing artist. The elongated lines, exotic colors and unusual ornaments she brings to every cut on this recording…attest to the singular nature of Carter’s singing.”

Writing for All About Jazz, Tom Storer described the songs on I’m Yours, You’re Mine as getting “typical Carter treatments…somehow managing to be both lush and lean. Unable or unwilling to try for the explosive dynamic contrasts and fiendish tempos that were once her forte, she has streamlined her phrasing, taking her playful way with rhythmic tricks to a calmer level and proving yet again her unwillingness to sing anybody’s standard licks but her own.” Storer reserved criticism for Carter’s singing of the original Portuguese Brazilian lyrics to “Useless Landscape”. Storer concluded his review by describing Carter’s quote from “What’s New?” as “different, surprisingly moving, but wholly unsentimental. That’s Betty for you.”

Track listing 

“This Time” (Jule Styne) – 7:43
“I’m Yours, You’re Mine” (Betty Carter, Curtis Lundy) – 9:34
“Lonely House” (Langston Hughes, Kurt Weill) – 6:29
“Close Your Eyes” (Bernice Petkere) – 7:45
“Useless Landscape” (Aloysio de Oliveira, Ray Gilbert, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 7:16
“East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)” (Brooks Bowman) – 4:50
“September Song” (Maxwell Anderson, Weill) – 10:1

Video: Betty Carter -This Time 1996

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in