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L.A. Weekly Presents featuring Legendary Vocalist Jimmy Scott

L.A. Weekly Presents
featuring Legendary Vocalist Jimmy Scott

L.A. Weekly Presents Legendary Vocalist Jimmy Scott

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 7:30 PM PDT 2011-07-22T19:30
, Los Angeles, CA
18 years and over

17.0 22.0
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Celebrity Quotes:

Ray Charles: “Little Jimmy Scott has been singing “soul” since before the word was ever used.”
 
Madonna: “Little Jimmy Scott is the only singer who can make me cry.”
 
Van Morrison: “Little Jimmy Scott can sing the rest of us off the planet.”
 
Billie Holiday:  When asked by The New York Timesto list her favorite singers, she named only one, ‘Jimmy Scott.”
 
Marvin Gaye: “I always, always wanted to sing in Jimmy’s style.”
 
Frankie Valli: 'When I heard that voice, that cry, that phrasing, those emotions coming out of that little man, I'd found what I didn't even know what I was looking for. I found the truth. I became a Jimmy Scott follower. I still am'
 
Nancy Wilson: “Little Jimmy Scott is the ultimate master of the ballad.”
 
Dinah Washington, who used Jimmy to replace her when she couldn’t perform:
“I sent Jimmy ‘cause I knew no one would miss me at all.”                                  
 
Liza Minnelli: “Every singer should get down and kiss Jimmy Scott’s feet.”
 
Lou Reed: “Watching Jimmy Scott is like watching a performing heart.”
 
Joe Pesci: “I learned to act… from watching Jimmy sing.”
 
When he started his own label, Ray Charles’ first artist chosen was Little Jimmy Scott. The album, “Falling In Love Is Wonderful,” in spite of enormous legal hassels at the time, is today rated as one of the top three jazz albums ever produced.

 

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