Betty Carter(Lillie Mae Jones)
jazz and blues singer
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan
Grammy Award-winning jazz and blues singer whose career started at the age of 16. Though she did not enjoy fame until she reached her 40s, she is now considered one of the best bebop singers. She has performed with Muddy Waters, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. Her recordings include The Audience With Betty Carter (1981) and Whatever Happened to Love (1982).Died: 9/26/1998
Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
More on Betty Carter from Infoplease:
- Betty Carter - Betty Carter Age: 69 Grammy-winning jazz singer who was labeled “the godmother of ...
- Lionel Hampton - Hampton, Lionel Hampton, Lionel, 1908?–2002, African-American vibraphonist and bandleader, b. ...
- Black Musicians - Notable African-American Musicians Bessie Smith Aaliyah, singer and actress Julian ...
- A - F - A - F General Sani Abacha Bella Abzug Uvaldo Acosta Albatross Frederick Pitt Alderman Lionel ...
- Black Musicians - The following list includes African-American singers, composers, rappers, pianists, and other musicians who have contributed to the world of music, including Count Basie, Akon, Natalie Cole, Missy Elliot, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, and more.