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(Reuters)   Jazz singer Jimmy Scott, revered by Lou Reed, Quincy Jones and Madonna for rendering classic American standards in distinctive high-pitched voice, is dead at 88   (reuters.com) divider line 18
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2014-06-16 11:26:46 AM  
That's damming with faint praise subby. I trust Quincy's judgement but while I like Lou's music what he knows about singing could fit in a shot glass. Madonna? Feh
 
2014-06-16 01:59:53 PM  
Jazz singer Jimmy Scott, revered by Lou Reed, Quincy Jones and Madonna

"One of these things is not like the other...."
 
2014-06-16 02:00:45 PM  

NuttierThanEver: That's damming with faint praise subby. I trust Quincy's judgement but while I like Lou's music what he knows about singing could fit in a shot glass. Madonna? Feh


This
 
2014-06-16 02:05:21 PM  
I used to get him confused with Jimmy Smith master of the Hammond B3
 
2014-06-16 02:09:15 PM  

NuttierThanEver: That's damming with faint praise subby. I trust Quincy's judgement but while I like Lou's music what he knows about singing could fit in a shot glass. Madonna? Feh


Ahem.  Must one be an expert themselves to praise or appreciate another's ability?

I mean, after performing for 41 years I'm still not good enough to change Steve Morse's strings.  But I do appreciate his extraordinary ability even if I'll never get anywhere remotely close to his level.
 
2014-06-16 02:09:24 PM  
Dropping like flies. Is there a new H1N1 threat going around I am not ware of.
 
2014-06-16 02:12:25 PM  

NuttierThanEver: That's damming with faint praise subby. I trust Quincy's judgement but while I like Lou's music what he knows about singing could fit in a shot glass. Madonna? Feh


You must be fun at funerals
 
2014-06-16 02:21:50 PM  

LewDux: NuttierThanEver: That's damming with faint praise subby. I trust Quincy's judgement but while I like Lou's music what he knows about singing could fit in a shot glass. Madonna? Feh

You must be fun at funerals




I am just pointing out that referencing that odd a collection really does not show the level of esteem he was held in. Hell his Wiki lists him as a favorite artist of Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Dinah Washington and that he performed with Lionel Hampton and Charles Parker. That is a more fitting tribute
 
2014-06-16 02:32:59 PM  
Guy had balls.

No?
 
2014-06-16 02:38:35 PM  

NuttierThanEver: LewDux: NuttierThanEver: That's damming with faint praise subby. I trust Quincy's judgement but while I like Lou's music what he knows about singing could fit in a shot glass. Madonna? Feh

You must be fun at funerals

I am just pointing out that referencing that odd a collection really does not show the level of esteem he was held in. Hell his Wiki lists him as a favorite artist of Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Dinah Washington and that he performed with Lionel Hampton and Charles Parker. That is a more fitting tribute


I think it does, it shows that he's revered not only by his contemporaries
 
2014-06-16 02:39:53 PM  
Guy had balls.
No?



NO, i don't think he did
 
2014-06-16 03:16:32 PM  

Tom_Slick: I used to get him confused with Jimmy Smith master of the Hammond B3


Heh. When I heard on the radio that "jazzman Jimmy Smith had died" I thought "isn't he dead already?"

Sad about this, though. "All The Way" stayed on my CD player for ages after being recommended by a friend. He could pack more drama into one note than all the melisma-peddling divas currently being shoved onto the public.
 
2014-06-16 03:35:04 PM  
And his "Sycamore Trees" added to the creepy factor in the finale of Twin Peaks!
 
2014-06-16 04:29:01 PM  
Never heard of the guy until NPR started creaming themselves this weekend over all of the interviews they've had with him.
 
2014-06-16 05:11:48 PM  
I saw him perform at a jazz club in Los Angeles back in the late 90's.  The man could sing.
 
2014-06-16 08:03:16 PM  

Tom_Slick: I used to get him confused with Jimmy Smith master of the Hammond B3


the cat man could do
 
2014-06-17 01:32:56 PM  
He could sing the shiat out of a song.  "All the Way" is one of the best albums I have ever purchased and his version of "At Last" can make you weep.
 
2014-06-17 04:11:01 PM  
Little Jimmy Smith was a treasure. RIP.
 
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