'Round Midnight (1963 Betty Carter album)

'Round Midnight
Studio album by
RecordedAugust 10, 1962 – January 15, 1963
GenreVocal jazz
ProducerNesuhi Ertegün
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'Round Midnight is a 1963 studio album by the American jazz singer Betty Carter that was arranged by Claus Ogerman and Oliver Nelson.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings [3]

Scott Yanow, writing on Allmusic.com gave 'Round Midnight two and a half stars out of five. Yanow commented of Carter in this period: "Her chance-taking style and unusual voice were mostly ignored and it would not be until the late '70s that she was finally 'discovered.' ...Her style was a lot freer than it had been in her earlier records but was still more accessible than it would be. Her repertoire" at the time "was already becoming eclectic."[1]

Billboard gave 'Round Midnight its "4-star rating" in March 1963. The rating was given for "new albums with sufficient commercial potential."[4]

Track listings[]

1."Nothing More to Look Forward To"Richard Adler2:31
2."Who What Why Where When"Betty Carter3:05
3."Heart and Soul"Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael3:14
4."Call Me Darling"Dorothy Dick, Mort Fryberg, Rolf Marbet, Bert Reisfeld3:48
5."When I Fall in Love"Edward Heyman, Victor Young2:56
6."'Round Midnight"Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams, Thelonious Monk3:14
7."I Wonder"Cecil Gant, Raymond Leveen2:29
8."Theme from Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight)"Jerry Goldsmith, Pete Rugolo, Hal Winn2:40
9."The Good Life"Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon2:30
10."Everybody's Somebody's Fool"Ace Adams, Regina Adams, Lionel Hampton2:40
11."Two Cigarettes in the Dark"Lew Pollack, Paul Francis Webster2:04
12."Shine On, Harvest Moon"Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth2:06
13."One Note Samba"Jon Hendricks, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça2:21



  1. ^ a b c Yanow, Scott. "'Round Midnight [1963]". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. US: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 38. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 231. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ Nielsen Business Media (16 March 1963). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. pp. 34–. ISSN 0006-2510.