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Last Night A Record Changed My Life: Jimmy Scott on Ray Charles And Betty Carter

Chris Ingham, MOJO, 2001

I WAS IN the Lionel Hampton band in ’49. Betty joined months after me, we picked her up in Detroit. We never sang together, everybody had their own slot. You might not work every night but you better be prepared. Betty had her set, so did the blues singer Sonny Williams, so did Irma Curry, so did I.

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