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Encyclopedia > Social Call
Social Call
Social Call cover
Studio album by Betty Carter
Released 1980
Recorded May 13, 1955 - April 25, 1956
Genre Jazz
Length 57:27
Label Columbia Records
Producer(s) Betty Carter
Professional reviews
Betty Carter chronology
Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant
(1955)
Social Call
(1956)
I Can't Help It
(1958-60)

Social Call is an album by Betty Carter featuring Ray Bryant and a big band arranged by Gigi Gryce. Of its eleven tracks, the first six were recorded in 1955 and originally released as part of the album Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant. The other five tracks were recorded in 1956 but remained unreleased until this compilation, which Columbia Records released in 1980. A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... Betty Carter Betty Carter (May 16, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was a prominent American jazz singer, who was renowned for her improvisational techniques. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form that originated around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in African American musical styles blended with Western music technique and theory. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Betty Carter Betty Carter (May 16, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was a prominent American jazz singer, who was renowned for her improvisational techniques. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... Betty Carter Betty Carter (May 16, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was a prominent American jazz singer, who was renowned for her improvisational techniques. ... Betty Carter Betty Carter (May 16, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was a prominent American jazz singer, who was renowned for her improvisational techniques. ... Ray Bryant (Raphael Homer Bryant) (born December 24, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz pianist and composer. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from 1935 until the late 1940s. ... Gigi Gryce (b. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ...


Track listing

  1. "Moonlight in Vermont" (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) – 3:23
  2. "Thou Swell" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 1:39
  3. "I Could Write a Book" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 2:37
  4. "Gone With the Wind" (Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel) – 4:10
  5. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) – 2:42
  6. "Can't We Be Friends?" (Paul James, Kay Swift) – 2:25
  7. "Tell Him I Said Hello" (Jack J. Canning, Bill Hagner) – 2:32
  8. "Social Call" (Gigi Gryce, Jon Hendricks) – 2:37
  9. "Runaway" (Cy Coleman) – 2:28
  10. "Frenesi" (Alberto Dominguez, Leonard Whitcup) – 2:29
  11. "Let's Fall in Love" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 1:57

Dr. John L. Blackburn is a former administrator at The University of Alabama who is in many ways responsible for the peaceful racial integration of the school, despite efforts by then-governor George Wallace. ... Lorenz (Larry) Hart (May 2, 1895 - November 22, 1943) was the lyricist half of the famed Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He wrote more than 900 published songs, and forty Broadway musicals. ... Allie Wrubel (15 January 1905 – 13 January 1973) was an American composer and songwriter. ... The Way You Look Tonight featured in the film Swing Time, winning the Oscar for Best Song in 1936. ... Dorothy Fields was immortalised on a USPS postage stamp. ... Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American popular composer. ... Paul James born on November 11, 1963 in Cardiff, Wales) is a former Canadian national soccer team player. ... Kay Swift (1897–1993) was an American composer of popular and classical music who was first woman to score a complete musical. ... Gigi Gryce (b. ... Jon Hendricks, was a jazz lyricist who was one of the originators of vocalese, which put lyrics to existing instrumental songs. ... Cy Coleman (June 14, 1929 - November 18, 2004) was an American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... Harold Arlen, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1960 Harold Arlen (February 15, 1905 - April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music. ... Ted Koehler (July 14, 1894—January 17, 1973) was an Jewish-American lyric writer. ...

Personnel

Recorded May 13 & 16, 1955, New York City, New York, USA (tracks 1-6):

Recorded April 25, 1956 (tracks 7-11): Betty Carter Betty Carter (May 16, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was a prominent American jazz singer, who was renowned for her improvisational techniques. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... Ray Bryant (Raphael Homer Bryant) (born December 24, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz pianist and composer. ... A grand piano, with the lid up. ... Jerome Richardson (November 15, 1920 - June 23, 2000) American jazz musician, tenor saxophonist, and flute player, who also plays alto sax, baritone sax, clarinet and piccolo. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... Side and front views of a modern double bass with a French bow. ... Joseph Rudolph (Philly Joe) Jones (July 15, 1923 – August 30, 1985) was an American jazz drummer. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Quincy Jones on the cover of Back on the Block (1989). ... In music, an arrangement loosely describes rewriting a piece of pre-existing music for a specific set of instruments or voices, often in harmony or with additional original material. ... A bandleader is the director of a band of musicians. ...


 
 

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