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Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Is Back in the Public Eye

Scott sang with Lionel Hampton's band in the late 1940s early 50s, and influenced such singers as Nancy Wilson, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder. Despite his talent, Scott has had a sporadic career marked by long periods of obscurity. His distinctive voice reaches into high registers, which many listeners early on mistook for a woman's. His new album is called "All the Way."


Other segments from the episode on July 23, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 23, 1992: Interview with Stephen King; Interview with Jimmy Scott; Review of Ellen Chesler's book "Woman of Valor."


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