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Oakland, California, USA. The brown-eyed vixen from the golden state of California, Scott made her debut at the St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church in her home-town. Although warned off worldly music by her family, Scott found herself drawn to artists such as Gladys Knight, Dinah Washington, Bobby Bland and Clarence Carter. At the age of 16 Scott began singing at local nightclubs and quickly made her mark as a promising act. However, she halted her career for marriage and babies. With her children at school, Scott took up singing again. Initially she dabbled in jazz, but in search of something to suit her high-level energy, she switched to a hybrid of R&B, soul and blues. Scott and her backing band, Smoke, carved a reputation for themselves by playing the San Francisco Bay area where they picked up an enthusiastic following across a range of venues, from concert halls to rough and rowdy dives.