Singer Jimmy Scott

Singer Jimmy Scott. There's a new biography on Jimmy Scott called Faith in Time by David Ritz. Scott's album, Falling in Love Is Wonderful, has just been reissued. He sang with Lionel Hampton's band in the late 1940s and early 1950s and influenced such singers as Nancy Wilson, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Qunicy Jones who played with Hampton's band then said of Scott's singing, "It's a very emotional, soul-penetrating style. Jimmy used to tear my heart out every night." Scott has had a sporadic singing career marked by long periods out of the limelight. He returned to performing and recording in the early 1990s. This interview first aired July 23, 1992.

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