Little Jimmy Scott – Live At Rip’s Playhouse, New Orleans 1951 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 00:33:58 minutes | 461 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Born into a family of ten brothers, he sang for the first time in church. His mother died in a car accident when he was 13, which meant that he was raised by foster parents. Jimmy suffers from a rare hereditary disease called Kallmann syndrome that prevented him from experiencing puberty, which meant that he stopped growing when his height was not yet five feet and that his voice has not changed from that of his childhood.
He began singing professionally in the forties, participating in several traveling shows. In 1948, he joined Lionel Hampton’s orchestra and made his first recording with him for the Decca company in January 1950. One of the songs from those sessions, “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool”, entered the R&B charts in October 1950 and became a Top Ten hit. Scott left Hampton in 1951 and began a solo career. An appearance with Paul Gayten’s orchestra at Rip’s Playhouse in New Orleans that year was recorded by the Regal company.
He lived in New Orleans between 1951 and 1955, where he recorded songs for Royal Roost, Coral and Roost Records. Then, in 1955, he switched to Savoy Records, which produced his first LP, Very Truly Yours, that year. In 1957 he moved to King Records for a number of singles, but in 1959 he returned to Savoy, who released his second LP, The Fabulous Little Jimmy Scott, in 1960. In 1962, she signed with Ray Charles ‘ Tangerine company and recorded her third album, Falling in Love Is Wonderful, but had to withdraw the album from the market when Savoy claimed that he still had a contract with her. This problem led him to leave the music world, and eventually took a delivery job at the Sheraton Hotel in Cleveland). In 1969, he recorded his fourth album, The Source, for Atlantic Records, and in 1975 returned to a Savoy for the fifth, Can’t We Begin Again. But none of his albums achieved commercial success, and he continued to work away from music.
1. Little Jimmy Scott – All Of Me (Remastered)
2. Little Jimmy Scott – When Your Lover Has Gone (Remastered)
3. Little Jimmy Scott – Everybody Somebody’s Fool (Remastered)
4. Little Jimmy Scott – The Loneliest House On The Street (Remastered)
5. Little Jimmy Scott – Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere (Remastered)
6. Little Jimmy Scott – Dueling Tenors (Remastered)
7. Little Jimmy Scott – Body And Soul (Remastered)
8. Little Jimmy Scott – Band Intro (Remastered)
9. Little Jimmy Scott – Flying Home (Remastered)