Wikipedia : This day (September 26, 1998), died Lillie Mae Jones a.k.a Betty Carter, an American jazz singe.
Betty Carter : A jazz purist to the end Betty gains the respect she deserves as she brokers new deals with the record industry; receives a long over due Grammy; creates the Jazz Ahead Festival and meets with President Clinton to receive the National Medal of Arts.
Official Betty Carter Home : Ray Charles, on a recommendation from Miles Davis, agreed to take Betty on tour with him in the late 1950s. Enchanted by her voice and looking for a partner to record a series of duets, he enlisted Ms. Carter in a project that became Ray Charles and Betty Carter.
@last.fm : Some of her most outstanding recordings were first issued on Bet-Car, including the double album The Audience with Betty Carter (1980). She was well-received at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1977 and 1978.