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Romy the Cat


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Gospel, pop, jazz and country crap by Jimmy Scott
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I would not even argue the fact that that non-classical repertoire is not-interesting crap. Please, do not debate it with me - go to another site and knock yourself out, not here. Still, tonight after listening twice (!!!) my Anton Bruckner's First Symphony I went to my shelf with Jimmy Scott albums, pulled out my favorite -“Haven” and went to a magnificent ride of Jimmy Scott singing.

It is simple and non-sophisticated but the Jimmy Scott phrasing is totally out of this word. Many classical perfumers need to learn from Jimmy Scott HOW to sing “behind the corner”, I wish Fischer-Dieskau would be able to do something like this with Schubert or Schumann…

The sense of rhythm and the VERY idiosyncratic Scott’s phrasing makes it so devilish interesting, almost hypnotizing…

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


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Jimmy Scott RIP.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/jimmy-scott-hard-luck-singer-with-a-haunting-voice-dies-at-88/2014/06/13/270725b6-48c3-11e3-a196-3544a03c2351_story.html


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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mem916
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RIP
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I only found out about him a few years ago when he appeared as a guest singer on a Pink Martini album. I need to buy some of his records as his voice was really something special. Thanks for posting the article.-Mark
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Romy the Cat


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Haven is lonely place....
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 mem916 wrote:
I only found out about him a few years ago when he appeared as a guest singer on a Pink Martini album. I need to buy some of his records as his voice was really something special. Thanks for posting the article.-Mark

Yep. I happened to have all Jimmy Scott albums and this love stated with me probably 15 years ago with album Haven. I was initially fascinated with absolutely unique articulation of words that Jimmy Scott did and then juts fall in love with whaler he sang and his song is incredibly peaceful and calm events. Jimmy Scott is as much post 50s jazz as I can take, all the rest I call restaurant music. Jimmy Scott and Leonard Cohen pretty much the only non-classical CD that I spin sometimes home.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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mem916
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Falling in love is wonderful
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I think I will start with the first one (Falling in Love Is Wonderful).  Such a pity that guy was able to suppress it's release for so long.

Leonard Cohen is amazing.  His latest record ("Old Ideas") is my favorite.  They did a much better job on the LP than the CD which they include with the LP. 

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Romy the Cat


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Cohen Live....
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 mem916 wrote:
I think I will start with the first one (Falling in Love Is Wonderful).  Such a pity that guy was able to suppress it's release for so long.

Leonard Cohen is amazing.  His latest record ("Old Ideas") is my favorite.  They did a much better job on the LP than the CD which they include with the LP. 

My favorite Leonard Cohen's album is Cohen Live. It was released in 1994, the year I discovered Cohen for myself  and  was recorded Live sometime in 80s.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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mem916
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Cohen live
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Thanks for the tip!  I forgot I had that one.  I will give it another listen today at work.

The thing that amazes me about Cohen is how is voice gets better with age instead of worse. I like Paul McCartney's latest record ("New") too but his voice has really gone downhill.  I don't particularly care for Cohen's voice in his early recordings but that could be because I discovered him about the time you did.
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