Jimmy Scott

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Jimmy Scott
Jimmy Scott.jpg
Scott in September 2004
Background information
Birth nameJames Victor Scott
Also known asLittle Jimmy Scott
Born(1925-07-17)July 17, 1925
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
DiedJune 12, 2014(2014-06-12) (aged 88)
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
GenresJazz
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1945–2012
LabelsSavoy Records
Decca Records
Tangerine Records
King Records
Sire
Milestone
Websitewww.jimmyscottofficialwebsite.org

James Victor "Jimmy" Scott (July 17, 1925 – June 12, 2014), also known as "Little" Jimmy Scott, was an American jazz singer. He was known for his unusually high contralto voice. This is because he had Kallmann's syndrome, a very rare genetic condition. The condition prevented him from reaching puberty, leaving him with a high, undeveloped voice.[1]

Scott died in Las Vegas, Nevada from cardiac arrest, aged 88.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ritz, David (2002). Faith in Time: The Life of Jimmy Scott. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: Da Capo. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-306-81229-3. |access-date= requires |url= (help)