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Dedicated to You Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered


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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, April 21, 1998
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  • Audio CD (April 21, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: 1961
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0000063EW
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,038 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
2. You And I
3. Intro: Goodbye/We'll Be Together Again
4. People Will Say We're In Love
5. Cocktails For Two
6. Side By Side
7. Baby, It's Cold Outside
8. Together
9. For All We Know
10. Takes Two To Tango
11. Alone Together
12. Just You, Just Me
13. Hardhearted Hannah
14. Nancy
15. Margie
16. Ruby
17. Rosetta
18. Stella By Starlight
19. Cherry
20. Josephine
See all 24 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

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Ray Charles's decision to cut an album of duets with then-rising jazz singer Betty Carter defines the phrase "unerring instinct." Charles responds to Carter's gorgeous voice and compelling melodic changes with some of his softest singing; you might say that this already masterful conduit of emotion got in touch with his feminine side on this 1961 date. The opening and closing cuts of the girls'-names theme album Dedicated to You, another '61 LP that fills out this 78-minute disc, demonstrate Brother Ray's touch for transforming unlikely material into expressions of his own funky essence. His amused big-band celebrations of "Hardhearted Hannah" and "Sweet Georgia Brown" sit alongside sublime portraits of "Stella by Starlight" and "Ruby" on an underappreciated set that's a perfect match for the Charles-Carter sides. --Rickey Wright

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Especially Ray Charles fans.
RODGERICK
Great to listen to any time of the year.
S. K. Heard
A fabulous find, buy, and a treasure.
Musictu Myear

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 11, 1998
Format: Audio CD
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.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 4, 1998
Format: Audio CD
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.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 21, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Ray and Betty rule. This is an outstanding pairing of contrasting vocal talents with fine phrasing and orchestration. Wonderful.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tamii on April 4, 2005
Format: Audio CD
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.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By chickadee on April 24, 2005
Format: Audio CD
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. K. Heard on January 9, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I love Ray Charles and Betty Carter individually. Listening to them sing together is nothing short of amazing. I love this CD and would highly recommend its purchase by any and everyone loving music.

My favorite on this CD is Baby It's Cold Outside. Great to listen to any time of the year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Di Sabatino on December 16, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I am a big "Moonlighting" fan and searched for years, after the show went out of production, to find a copy of the recording played over the last three minutes of the "Blue Moon Detective Agency". Nothing pervious or since has captured the pathos of those moments; then end of a love affair and the hope that tomorrow, " We may be together again". Ray and Betty bring those feelings to life better than anyone who has ever recorded that musical prose. I play that song once or twice a week and never get tired of hearing it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By diane F on June 20, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I was named after the song "Diane" which was popular during WWII but can only remember it sung by my dad , who is no longer with us. We all know about Ruby and Georgia but Nancy with the laughing face is so good . The portion with Betty Carter is a hoot and fun listening to them together , especially "Baby it's cold outside ". I would not have known about this CD , had not my brother told me he heard it on serius radio and said he liked Ray's version of "Diane".
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