The greatest living treasure this country ever produced! Unique, one of a kind, no one can interpert a lyric the way he can, it's so heartwrenchingly real, raw emotion. There's only one angelic voice that was a gift from God, thats Legendary Jazz Vocalist Jimmy Scott!!!
>>By Soul Sister (Sunday, 20 Apr 2003 23:05)
Is Jimmy Scott still performing, and if so where and how does one get to see him live?
>>By Ray (Wednesday, 11 Jun 2003 04:40)
I saw Jimmy Scott perform in London in Jan 2003 - it was more out of curiosity than anything else, as I only really knew his voice from the soundtrack to 'Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me'. I brought two friends along, who were a little sceptical but were trusting me to see someone at least half decent. Mr Scott came on stage, a tiny lithe man and with head back, arms flung wide and let out the most magnificent opening note. By the end of that 1st line both mates had turned to me and in awe silently mouthed 'thank you'.
thus began probably the best live act I have ever seen (and I've seen a few!). In the last few months I have bought every album he has out and eagerly await July when 'Moonglow' comes out. For the beginner I'd say listen to 'The Source' especially the tracks 'Sometimes I feel Like A Motherless Child' and 'Day By Day', the later being perhaps the strongest vocal performance I have ever been lucky enough to hear.
Happy Listening - I'm actually quiet jealous that there are some people out there who will have the pleasure of discovering Jimmy Scott for the 1st time, it's been an amazing journey for me.
>>By JamesLeekennett (Tuesday, 24 Jun 2003 15:59)
Well, it's so nice to hear that people are discovering and rediscovering Jimmy Scott. I am a vocalist in Cleveland, the same city that Jimmy currently lives. Unfortunately, he doesn't often perform in his own city. I guess us Clevelanders are clueless about the incredible talent that is right in our own city.
I happened on Jimmy Scott a few years back and was completely taken with him. My mother had grown up on the music of Jimmy Scott and was pleased to hear me admiring such a great performer but she wondered what happened to him. Well, he has been here all along and in our own city.
Shortly after I discovered Jimmy, I was performing at the wedding of a local politician and in walked Jimmy Scott while I was fininishing up "Route 66". I could hardly finish the song. He was such a small delicate looking man but when he opened up his voice to sing 3 songs...a small and delicate man he was not. I got a chance to shake his hand and tell him what an admirer I was. He was such a sweet and lovable man...that was an experience I will NEVER forget.
Since that day I have been watching the music scene wondering when he'd come back to his town to do some performances. He did 2 shows at a premier jazz club and I was lucky enough to bring my mother along. We were all mesmerized by Jimmy. If you ever get a chance to see him live....don't pass it up! You will truly be taken by this little man with great charisma!
>>By SinginJazzDiva (Monday, 12 Jan 2004 18:15)
Yes, he's great. How to describe him? A man small in statue from Kallman's Disease that's also contributed to a unique falsetto. It's given him the scope of Billie Holliday & even the voice of an angel.
Best thing you all can do is to check him out.
>>By nonyeb (Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 17:47)
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