Ray Charles has never sounded more romantic than he does on this album. Ray Charles and Betty Carter, originally released in 1961 on ABC-Paramount, features startling dynamics, with Marty Paich's arrangements showcasing both punchy brass and lush strings. The showstopper, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," topped the R&B charts upon its release. Jazz singer Betty Carter's vocal prowess shines especially bright on "Cocktails For Two" and "Alone Together." This album is rich, romantic and warm and superbly recorded. An audiophile classic, this reissue was cut from the original three-track masters, and is playable in three-channel on SACD.