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Faith In Time : The Life Of Jimmy Scott - David Ritz

Faith In Time

The Life Of Jimmy Scott

Paperback Published: 1st September 2003
ISBN: 9780306812293
Number Of Pages: 296

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The voice of Jimmy Scott is one of the world's most mesmerizing instruments, transcending gender and age. But its beauty is inextricably entwined with pain, hardship, and tragedy-yet Scott's resilience made his life a story of triumph. Born in Cleveland in 1925, Scott was orphaned as a teenager, and suffered from Kallman's syndrome, which kept his voice unnaturally high. He toured with Lionel Hampton in the '40s and recorded for Savoy Records. In 1962 Ray Charles produced and played on what many agree was Scott's best album, "Falling in Love Is Wonderful," and a career breakthrough seemed imminent. But it was not to be, and Scott returned to Cleveland to work as an orderly and a shipping clerk-until he was rediscovered performing at his friend Doc Pomus's funeral in March of 1991. Acclaimed biographer David Ritz, with Scott's cooperation, has created a poignant portrait of a man whose voice cuts to the sadness and hope within us all. "Faith in Time" resonates like a haunting melody.

Introduction: Meeting the Manp. ix
Born Behind the Beatp. 1
Darknessp. 15
Future Outlookp. 27
Angelp. 37
Gatesp. 47
Foolp. 61
The Jazz Lifep. 69
Jerseyp. 81
The Slave Barracksp. 89
Wyandanch, Long Islandp. 103
Motherless Childp. 115
Brother Rayp. 125
When the Sun Comes Outp. 137
Things Not Seenp. 145
The Sourcep. 153
The Harder They Fallp. 161
"Can't We Begin Again?"p. 169
"I'm Afraid Jimmy Scott Is Dead"p. 177
"I've Shed Enough Tears"p. 185
J's Wayp. 195
Hand from the Gravep. 203
Sound of Painp. 215
The Jazz Life Reduxp. 223
Jeaniep. 231
Acknowledgmentsp. 241
Bibliographyp. 243
Discographyp. 251
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780306812293
ISBN-10: 0306812290
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st September 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 15.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1