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|Product No.:||AAPP 385|
|Category:||200 Gram Vinyl Record|
An audiophile classic - cut from the original three-track masters!
One track - "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - will make this one easily worth the price of admission!
"...it's easy to see why labels love it: the two jazz giants worked together almost as harmoniously as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong...The standout is probably the oft-heard 'Baby It's Cold Outside,' but the pair's contrasting styles also work wonders with 'Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye,' a sexy 'Cocktails For Two' and even a swinging if lightweight 'Side By Side'." Sound Quality: 88% - Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News, February 2012
Whoa! Now we're getting into the big leagues. Ray Charles, cut from the original three-track tapes, pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings. Yowsa! And not just any Ray Charles title, mind you. Ray Charles and Betty Carter! Analogue Productions has reissued a whole lot of classics - a whole lot - but there aren't many of 'em that are a much bigger deal than this.
This is such a romantic album. Such a warm album. Such a rich album. And, ooh, the sound! Turn the lights down. Grab that special someone. Drop the needle. And as our Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions owner would say, "If nothing happens, don't blame the record!"
Originally released in 1961 on ABC-Paramount, Ray Charles and Betty Carter features startling dynamics, with Marty Paich's arrangements showcasing both punchy brass and lush strings. The showstopper, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," topped the R&B charts upon its release. And jazz singer Betty Carter's vocal prowess shines on "Cocktails For Two" and "Alone Together." Ray Charles has never sounded more romantic.
Customer Reviews ☆☆☆☆☆ (5.00 Stars) 1 person rated this product.
a romantic affair... posted on 30/12/2011
☆☆☆☆☆ 5.00 Stars
Reviewer: Billy-New Jersey
Wow! The fact this was recorded in 1961 just blows me away! The recording was genious and lets not forget who pressed it! This must be on any music lover's short list! Oh and bring home a nice bottle of wine and curl up on the couch with your lady (or man) because this is sure to set the mood!
Product Code: AAPP 385
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