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


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

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 gave 'Round Midnight its "4-star rating" in March 1963. The rating was given for "new albums with sufficient commercial potential."[3]

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


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).


  1. ^ a b c 'Round Midnight at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 38. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (16 March 1963). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 34–. ISSN 0006-2510.