'Round Midnight (1963 Betty Carter album)

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'Round Midnight
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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
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Nothing More to Look Forward To"Richard Adler2:31
2."Who What Why Where When"Betty Carter3:05
3."Heart and Soul"Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael3:14
4."Call Me Darling"Dorothy Dick, Mort Fryberg, Rolf Marbet, Bert Reisfeld3:48
5."When I Fall in Love"Edward Heyman, Victor Young2:56
6."'Round Midnight"Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams, Thelonious Monk3:14
7."I Wonder"Cecil Gant, Raymond Leveen2:29
8."Theme from Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight)"Jerry Goldsmith, Pete Rugolo, Hal Winn2:40
9."The Good Life"Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon2:30
10."Everybody's Somebody's Fool"Ace Adams, Regina Adams, Lionel Hampton2:40
11."Two Cigarettes in the Dark"Lew Pollack, Paul Francis Webster2:04
12."Shine On Harvest Moon"Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth2:06
13."One Note Samba"Jon Hendricks, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça2:21

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. ^ 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.