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Faith In Time: The Life Of Jimmy Scott

Faith In Time The Life Of Jimmy Scott 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

  • Title: Faith In Time: The Life Of Jimmy Scott
  • Author: David Ritz
  • ISBN: 9780306812293
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 HThe 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.

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    1. 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 amongst musicians and singers but was never a commercial success due to bad deals and his inability to fight for more. Very interesting. i need to hear his recordings now.


    2. Wonderful book about a true artist and lovely human being. Jimmy Scott is an American treasure. His art and life were undivided. His renditions of a ballad are spiritual journeys. How he lived his life is a testament to his spirit. A true blessing.


    3. Clear, balanced look at the life of Jimmy Scott. It was often maddening to see how passive he was in the face of terrible treatment, but the book was enlightening in many ways--about the era in music, the black experience in America, and the issues of parents and children.


    4. A man who made the most of his shortcomings whether in his control or not. Great from both music and interpersonal perspectives.


    5. A well-written biography about a unique vocalist who lived a life of sadness and disappointment without totally caving in to despair. Scott is not an artist of tremendous range but his skill with ballads is without equal. Anyone musician who could number Billy Holliday, Charlie Parker, and Doc Pomus among his admirers is obviously a talent of the first water and David Ritz tells the story with tenderness and understanding. The strangeness of his subject's condition is dealt with honestly but nev [...]


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