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I Can't Help It
Compilation album by Betty Carter
Released 1992
Recorded February 1958 - April 25, 1960
Genre Jazz
Length 63:36
Label Impulse!/GRP
Professional reviews
Betty Carter chronology
Out There with Betty Carter
I Can't Help It
The Modern Sound of Betty Carter

I Can't Help It is a 1992 Betty Carter compilation album. It contains all the tracks from her albums Out There with Betty Carter (Peacock Records, 1958) and The Modern Sound of Betty Carter (ABC-Paramount Records, 1960). The same combination of tracks had previously been released as a double LP by ABC Records under the title What a Little Moonlight Can Do.

The title track, "I Can't Help It," was the first of Carter's own compositions that she recorded.

Track listing

  1. "I Can't Help It" (Betty Carter) – 2:44
  2. "By the Bend of the River" (Clara Edwards) – 2:07
  3. "Babe's Blues" (Jon Hendricks, Randy Weston) – 2:49
  4. "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 2:30
  5. "But Beautiful" (Sonny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:58
  6. "All I Got" (David Cole) – 2:15
  7. "You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?)" (Walter Donaldson) – 1:45
  8. "Foul Play" (Norman Mapp) – 2:21
  9. "On the Isle of May" (Mack David, André Kostelanetz) – 2:02
  10. "Make It Last" (Dick Haymes, Bill Paxton) – 4:30
  11. "The Bluebird of Happiness" (Sandor Harmati, Edward Heyman) – 1:30
  12. "Something Wonderful" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 3:37
  13. "For You" (Burke, Dubin) – 2:20
  14. "What a Little Moonlight Can Do" (Harry M. Woods) – 2:04
  15. "Remember" (Irving Berlin) – 2:24
  16. "At Sundown" (Donaldson) – 2:42
  17. "Mean to Me" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 2:04
  18. "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire" (Bennie Benjamin, Eddie Durham, Sol Marcus, Eddie Seiler) – 2:22
  19. "On the Alamo" (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) – 1:55
  20. "Jazz (Ain't Nothin' But Soul)" (Mapp) – 1:56
  21. "There's No You" (Tom Adair, George Durgom, Hal Hopper) – 3:08
  22. "Stormy Weather" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 3:21
  23. "My Reverie" (Larry Clinton, Claude Debussy) – 2:47
  24. "Don't Weep for the Lady" (Darshan Singh) – 3:00


Recorded February 1958, New York City, New York, USA (tracks 1-6):

Recorded February 1958, New York City, New York, USA (tracks 7-12):

Arrangements by Copeland, Liston, Gryce, Golson & Tommy Bryce

Recorded August 18, 29, & 30, 1960, New York City, New York, USA (tracks 13-24):



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