Faith In Time: The Life Of Jimmy Scott

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Da Capo Press, Aug 20, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 216 pages
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The first biography of one of the most influential singers in jazz, whose ethereal voice and uncanny phrasing have inspired performers from Nancy Wilson to Marvin Gaye to Frankie Valli
 

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Faith in time: the life of Jimmy Scott

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With the release of the album All the Way in 1992, Jimmy Scott, then 66, finally got his due and was recognized as a master interpreter of vocal jazz. Ritz, who has written acclaimed biographies of ... Read full review

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Excellent biography of an incredible jazz singer from Cleveland. He has a high pitched androgynous voice due to a rare genetic deficiency called Kallman's Syndrome. He achieved great critical acclaim ... Read full review

Contents

Born Behind the Beat
2
Darkness
16
Future Outlook
28
Angel
38
Gates
48
Fool
62
The Jazz Life
70
Jersey
82
The Harder They Fall
162
Cant We Begin Again?
170
Im Afraid Jimmy Scott Is Dead
178
Ive Shed Enough Tears
186
Js Way
196
Hand from the Grave
204
Sound of Pain
216
The Jazz Life Redux
224

The Slave Barracks
90
Wyandanch Long Island
102
Motherless Child
108
Brother Ray
118
When the Sun Comes Out
138
Things Not Seen
146
The Source
154
Jeanie
232
Acknowledgments
242
Bibliography
244
Discography
252
Index
258
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About the author (2013)

David Ritz is the author of Faith in Time: The Life of Jimmy Scott, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye , and many other books with or about Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and B.B. King. He is a three-time winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award. He lives in Los Angeles.

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