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R.I.P Little Jimmy Scott

We just lost today a great great talent : Jimmy Scott

For those of you who do not know his biography , here it is . Take the time to read it, he is a true survivor and an inspiration for all .

In the video below he is singing live at age 87 in New York.  His phrasing , the way he punctuated every word using his hands and head and the emotion he infused into his songs were unique.  I have also included one of his last albums , Holding Back The years , which is a collection of famous cover versions famously covered in his particular way.

I met him on a shoot in Paris many years ago when I produced Peggy Sirota’s art photography book called Guess Who. We begged Jimmy to be part of the book and Peggy did a close up of his extraordinary long, fine and gnarled fingers . We all fell in love with him and his voice and went to see him perform that same evening. I will never forget the experience .  I became a die-hard fan and melted in admiration .   Jimmy Scott we love you .

 

 

 

 

 

http://youtu.be/xP-x4M4iGUI



3 responses to “R.I.P Little Jimmy Scott”

  1. fashionsphinx says:

    Bien Chine, Victoria….I just added a full album for you to listen to which is just wonderful

    fashionsphinx

  2. Bien chiné says:

    Beautiful song and voice…I love it!!

  3. Victoria melian says:

    What a beautiful version of that song!!!!!

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