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Holding back the years

Jimmy Scott (performer)
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Holding back the years

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Title
Holding back the years
Performer
Jimmy Scott 1925-2014
Publisher
WEA, 1999
1 cd
Playing time
00:49:08
EAN
0639842757720
CDR
JFX2345
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 5 times in Flemish libraries

About Jimmy Scott

James Victor Scott (July 17, 1925 – June 12, 2014), known professionally as Little Jimmy Scott or Jimmy Scott, was an American jazz vocalist known for his high natural contralto voice and his sensitivity on ballads and love songs.

After success in the 1940s and 1950s, Scott's career faltered in the early 1960s. He slid into obscurity before a comeback in the 1990s. His unusual singing voice was due to Kallmann syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that limited his height to 4 feet 11 inches (150 cm) until the age of 37, when he grew by 8 inches (20 cm). The syndrome prevented him from reaching classic puberty and left him with a high voice and unusual timbre.

Early life

James Victor Scott was born on July 17, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The son of Arthur and Justine Stanard Scott, he was the third child in a family of 10. As a child he got his first singing experience by his mother's side at the fami…Read more on Wikipedia