It's Not About the Melody

It's Not About the Melody is a 1992 studio album by the American jazz singer Betty Carter.[1]

It's Not About the Melody
Studio album by
RecordedMay 25–26, 1992, Clinton Recording Studios and Eastside Sound
GenreVocal jazz
LabelVerve 314-513870-2
ProducerBetty Carter
Betty Carter chronology
Droppin' Things
It's Not About the Melody
Feed the Fire


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The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album four stars, and described Carter as "a vocal improviser in a manner few have equaled, and if her voice lacks the clarity and timbre of the all-time greats, she's more than compensated with incredible timing, flexibility and power."[1]

Track listing

1."Naima's Love Song"Betty Carter, John Hicks8:25
2."Stay as Sweet as You Are"Mack Gordon, Harry Revel7:11
3."Make Him Believe"Carter5:25
4."I Should Care"Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston3:26
5."Once upon a Summertime"Eddie Barclay, Michel Legrand, Eddy Marnay, Johnny Mercer5:58
6."You Go to My Head"J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie5:35
7."In the Still of the Night"Cole Porter4:07
8."When It's Sleepy Time Down South"Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis Rene7:45
9."The Love We Had Yesterday"Pat Watson7:17
10."Dip Bag"Carter8:57
11."You're Mine You"Johnny Green, Edward Heyman7:12
Total length:71:34



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