Peggy Stoutmeyer, 25 June 1948, Opp, Alabama, USA. After forming her own gospel group, the Gospel Harmonettes, while still at school, Scott-Adams became the featured vocalist with Ben E. Kings band. She then briefly sang with The Sextet, a trio formed by James And Bobby Purify, and survived a near-fatal car crash that threatened her career. Relocating to Jackson, Mississippi, Scott-Adams recorded a series of highly successful R&B singles with Jo Jo Benson for the SSS label in the late 60s, including Pickin Wild Mountain Berries, Lovers Holiday and Soul Shake. In 1970 the duo moved to Atlantic Records, and recorded with Jerry Wexler at Muscle Shoals Studios, but their successful run of singles had by now dried up. Scott-Adams also released two solo singles for Atco Records, before the duo broke up in 1971. She went on to record for Old Town, Mercury Records and RCA Records, before reuniting with Benson and...
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