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Little Susie
Betty Carter, Ray Bryant
Little Susie
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Betty Carter, Ray Bryant
Title: Little Susie
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Release Date: 10/20/1995
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bebop, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090431567623


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Japanese Version 20 Bit Mastered

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Two for One Ray Bryant! Plus Betty Carter!
Tom | Palatine, IL USA | 01/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Let's start with the bad news, if you're looking to condense your LP collection with this nifty 2-for-1 deal, I have one piece of very bad news, Sony has chosen to omit the track "If I Can Just Make Into Heaven" from the original "Little Suzie." There are really nice live versions of "heaven" on other discs, however.Anyway...Who is this Betty Carter??? I have been collecting only the instrumental work of Big Ray, worried that any vocals would obscure the man's genius, but I really, really like him playing under Miss Carter. Betty Carter has a vocal range that rivals Aretha at the top end, and James Earl Jones at the bottom (I am not kidding! This can be almost alarming at times. I can only imagine how many dates she frightened at moments of passion...but I digress.)Betty joins Ray on every other track of the first record, and Ray plays some fun and light stuff in between."Little Suzie" is a special treat, with a nice studio version of the tittle-track tribute to his cute-as-a-button daughter (featured on the album's cover) and ranging to an especially soulful "Greensleeves.This is nice collection for dedicated Bryant collectors. If you are new to the genius of Big Ray, start with "Here's Ray Bryant," or maybe the slightly raucous "North of the Border," not that any Ray is gonna do you wrong."
Classic fusion
tinhead98 | 02/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album combines the equally great talents of Betty Carter and Ray Bryant to create a classic fusion of jazz group and vocal. The first half of the album showcases Betty Carter's phenomenal singing, from racing scat riffs ("Thou Swell") to the deep, husky renditions of "Moonlight in Vermont" and, my absolute favourite, "Gone with the Wind". The second half features Ray Bryant and his band and some truly awesome jazz.This collection of songs is easy to listen to; if you're itching for more Betty Carter and are up for something a little more adventurous (and truly Betty), I highly recommend her CD "I Can't Help It". I guarantee you'll never hear jazz the same way again."
I am addicted to this CD
tinhead98 | 06/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are so many wonderful songs on this CD. Betty singing and scatting "Thou Swell" is absolutely mind boggling. Other favorites for me are "I could write a book.." and "Can't we be friends..." "Let's fall in love..." Betty has more character in her voice than any other jazz singer. She squawks, shouts, and croons and somehow it combines in a a rich and sublime sound you won't hear anywhere else. Ray Bryants ensemble is a great partner that swings and improvises right along with her."