Betty Carter (Lillie Mae Jones), 1929 - 1998
at Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, photo by Brian McMillen (16 February 1979)
Born: 16 May 1929, Flint, Michigan
Died: 26 September 1998, New York, New York
Betty Carter quotes:
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- In fact, I think I was probably the first independent label out there in '69. People thought I was crazy when I did it. 'How are you gonna get any distribution?' I mean, 'How are you gonna take care of business and do that yourself?' 'Don't you need somebody else?' I said, 'Listen. Nobody was comin' this way and I wanted the records out there, so I found out that I could do it myself.' So, that's what I did. It's the best thing that ever happened to me. You know. We're talking about '69! permalink
- There are all different shades of blues. permalink
quoted by Kitty Grime in Jazz Voices (1983)
- You might say that our original family is like a hand of cards dealt by fate. And that our life's task, emotionally, is dealing with this hand. permalink
Love, Honor and Negotiate with Joan K. Peters (1996)
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