Freddie Scott may have sounded like a Southern Soul vocalist, but he was actually born in Providence, RI. Scott recorded his first Top 10 Pop hit as a singer "Hey Girl". While he was working as a songwriter for Columbia Music in the mid-'60s. He had his biggest R&B hit in 1966 with "Are You Lonely For Me". This collection features all of his most popular performances.
1.I Got A Woman
2.What Do I See In The Girl
3.If I Had A Hammer
4.In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
5.Where Have All The Flowers Gone
6.Days Of Wine And Roses
8.A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
9.Where Does Love Go
11.Where Is The Girl
Personnel: Freddie Scott (vocals).
Colpix Records originally released this CD in 1964 following Scott's pop/R&B hit "Hey Girl." Attempting to show versatility, Scott's ferocious tenor is reduced to soporific levels on "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" and "I Got a Woman"; the latter and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "If I Had a Hammer," and others are hard to embrace because of the campy chorale backing vocals. A few sparks are shown on "What Do I See in That Girl" and Gerry Goffin and Carole King's "Hey Girl," but it took producer Bert Berns -- who cut riveting performances like "Are You Lonely for Me Baby" on Scott -- to forever etch him into soul-lovers' memory banks. ~ Andrew Hamilton