Carter, Betty Jazz Singers Vocal
This legendary jazz vocalist and be-bop singer was born Lillie Mae Jones in Flint, Michigan, on May 16, 1930. She studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory of Music, and as a teenager she was sitting in with Charlie Parker and other be-bop musicians when they performed in Detroit. She turned professional at age 16, and joined the Lionel Hampton band in 1948, billed as Lorraine Carter. Hampton created her nickname 'Betty Be-Bop' and she later changed her stage name to Betty Carter. She died from pancreatic cancer on September 26, 1998.
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- Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead - Program at the Kennedy Center named for Carter, c identifies outstanding, carter, betty emerging artists. Link to Real Player c interviews about Carter, her carter, betty influence and contribution to c jazz.
- Betty Carter : You will be missed - Tribute to the superb jazz singer who died c on September 26, 1998.
- Betty Carter - Discography, biography, interview, and links.
- Betty Carter: Still taking risks - Interview article by Seth Rogovoy.
- Betty Carter Homepage - Page devoted to the last great jazz diva. Biography, jazz discography with reviews.
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