Jimmy Scott with Junior Mance, Eric Gale, Billy Butler, Ron Carter and Bruno Carr! Recorded March 3-5th, 1969.
Down Beat - 8/01, p.753.5 stars out of 5
- "...Scott at one of his pinnacles....these pop and folk staples have rarely sounded so haunted..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 3/01, p.112
"...A document of a truly original singer at the height of his powers..."
Personnel includes: Jimmy Scott, Cissy Houston (vocals); David Newman (tenor saxophone, flute); Joe Gentle (tenor saxophone); Junior Mance (piano); Eric Gale, Billy Butler (guitar); Ron Carter (bass); Bruno Carr (drums).
Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, New York from March 3-5, 1969. Originally released on Atlantic (8242). Includes liner notes by Nancy Wilson and Joel Dorn.
Digitally remastered by Gene Paul (DB Plus Digital Services, New York, New York).
Personnel: Little Jimmy Scott (vocals); Eric Gale , Billy Butler (guitar); Junior Mance (piano); Bruno Carr (drums).
Audio Remixers: Lewis Hahn; Arif Mardin.
Recording information: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (03/03/1969-03/05/1969).
Illustrator: Nancy Dwyer.
Photographer: David Gahr.
After over 30 years of legal wrangling, the inspirational genius of Jimmy Scott has been re-released by master producer Joel Dorn on an album that is as beautiful and strong today as it was when it was recorded for Ray Charles' Tangerine Records. The lyrical links of "Unchained Melody" are absolutely righteous and the strains of "Exodus" could lead a listener to cry the Red Sea or to part it. While "Motherless Child" aches with orphaned loneliness, "Our Day Will Come" is confidentially encouraging. For over 40 years, Scott's frankly feminine registers, delayed deliveries, easy shapings, and full-soul bellows have been a source of inspiration and style for everyone from Nancy Wilson to k.d. lang, and this collection carries that legendary legacy into the 21st century. ~ Matthew Robinson