×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

I Can't Help It
     

I Can't Help It

by Betty Carter
 
This single-CD reissues the second batch of Betty Carter recordings, her Peacock and ABC-Paramount dates which followed her Epic/Columbia titles by two years. Formerly available as a two-LP set (What a Little Moonlight Can Do), the 24 selections find the already-distinctive vocalist carving out her own sound from the bebop tradition; her more innovative work

Overview

This single-CD reissues the second batch of Betty Carter recordings, her Peacock and ABC-Paramount dates which followed her Epic/Columbia titles by two years. Formerly available as a two-LP set (What a Little Moonlight Can Do), the 24 selections find the already-distinctive vocalist carving out her own sound from the bebop tradition; her more innovative work was in the future. Quite a few of the renditions are memorable including "I Can't Help It" (which is somewhat autobiographical), "You're Driving Me Crazy," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Jazz (Ain't Nothin' but Soul)" and "Don't Weep for the Lady." While the second half of the CD has Carter accompnied by an orchestra arranged by Richard Wess, the first 12 numbers feature such top players as trumpeters Ray Copeland and Kenny Dorham, either Jerome Richardson or Benny Golson on tenor and pianist Wynton Kelly. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/07/1992
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105011426
catalogNumber:
114

Related Subjects

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Betty Carter   Primary Artist,Vocals
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet
Gigi Gryce   Alto Saxophone
Sam Jones   Bass
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Melba Liston   Trombone
Jerome Richardson   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Ray Copeland   Trumpet
Benny Golson   Tenor Saxophone
Peck Morrison   Bass
Jimmy Powell   Alto Saxophone
Richard Wess   Conductor
Sahib Shihab   Baritone Saxophone
Specs Wright   Drums

Technical Credits

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Gigi Gryce   Arranger
Melba Liston   Arranger
Ray Copeland   Arranger
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Benny Golson   Arranger
Sonny Mediana   Graphic Design
Bob Porter   Liner Notes
Richard Wess   Orchestral Arrangements
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
David Gibb   Graphic Design
Dan Serrano   Graphic Design
Andy Ruggirello   Graphic Design
Tommy Bryce   Arranger
Scott Johnson   Graphic Design

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews