Freddie Scott

Genres: R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul 60s northern soul Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s

Biography

24 April 1933, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, d. 4 June 2007, Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. Scott was a contract songwriter with Screen Gems/Columbia, and had also recorded for a score of minor New York labels. His 1963 US pop Top 10 hit, ‘Hey, Girl’ (by Carole King and Gerry Goffin) was issued on Colpix, but after two lesser hits, Scott signed to Shout Records. ‘Are You Lonely For Me’, later recorded by Chuck Jackson, was a US R&B chart-topper in 1966. Scott subsequently issued emotional versions of Solomon Burke’s ‘Cry To Me’, Van Morrison’s ‘He Ain’t Give You None’ and a powerful Bert Berns / Jeff Barry composition, ‘Am I Grooving You’. Shout latterly folded and the singer moved between several companies. His last chart hit came on Probe in 1970 with ‘I Shall Be Released’. Scott worked in the film industry for several years before returning to music in the 90s to tour...

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