Dedicated to You
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24 of 24 found the following review helpful:
one of the most played in my collection Oct 11, 1998
When this was recorded there were so many people who showed up to witness this fabulous duo, that the session had to be closed. You can feel the emotion...not a finer recording exists. Guess you can tell I like it.
16 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Ray Charles at his best Jul 04, 1998
I originally bought "Dedicated to You" in 1961 in college. It was the only albumn that I ever wore out completely with help from my dormmates. It was played constantly. The titles are all girl's names and his treatment of "Nancy" "Dianne" and "Hard-hearted Hannah"are classic with big band background. All these years later the CD has not lost a thing in fact the stereo sound is more realistic than it ever was. Then to find an additional albumn with Ray and Betty Carter on the CD was a real bonus. The price is worth one of these two alone. If you like Ray Charles you won't be disappointed.
16 of 17 found the following review helpful:
If you like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong... Jan 22, 2000
Ray and Betty rule. This is an outstanding pairing of contrasting vocal talents with fine phrasing and orchestration. Wonderful.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Very Sexy Music Apr 04, 2005
Upon Ray Charles' passing, I wanted to get a CD and came across this one. I was unaware that he and Betty Carter had collaborated musically. What a nice surprise this one was for me! Ray is sensual in a way that's classy and sophisticated and Betty's voice is so sweet and coy, but never boring. Together, this blend makes for a relaxing, jazzy sensuousness that should not be missed.
The latter half of the CD is Ray singing solo. My favorite is "Hannah" which has a funny line in it regarding the polar bear. Was it meant to be pajamas or vagina? At any rate, it's a lovely song as are all of the songs on this CD! Both Ray Charles and Betty Carter will be missed for a long time, but this CD is a wonderful reminder of the magic they were able to create.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
smooth and sexy.. Apr 24, 2005
for a few years i thought this cd was out of print...i cherished my one copy treating it like the precious jewel it is... my first trip to amazon.. and viola there it is.. bought many copies to give as wedding gifts. This album will play over and over and never get dull or dusty.. it is rock solid.
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