Interview Date: August 24, 2011 @7pm EDT
Special Guest: Jimmy Scott (a.k.a. "Little" Jimmy Scott) the Jazz Legend who sang in the early days for Roost, King and Savoy Records. He is famous for among other things, singing the most beautiful ballads in the most hauntingly high unwavering alto voice and for his unique relaxed behind the beat delivery. He is known in jazz circles as having both a tragic and inspirational life and career. Marvin Gaye once said “his entire career he has long to sing ballads... with the depth of Jimmy Scott” Frankie Valli called him “A towering influence on a whole generation on young singers” and Lou Reed said that “he is the greatest jazz singer in the world.” Jimmy Scott who is known by some as “Little” Jimmy Scott has work with some of the most iconic people in the music industry people like Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Billy Holiday, Stan Getz and Charlie Parker just to name a few.
Jimmy Scott, Herman Lubinsky and Savoy Records
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