Thursday, June 07, 2007

Freddie Scott RIP

Freddie Scott, who recorded Hey Girl, one of the most beautiful and haunting soul records of 1963, has died aged 74. He followed it up with a similarly atmospheric version of Ray Charles' I got a woman, also released on Colpix in the UK. He recorded some middle of the road stuff, before moving on to Bert Berns' Shout label, where he recorded the wonderful Are you lonely for me baby? and some other excellent tracks including a version of Cry to me. Later he recorded an LP for Probe entitled I shall be released, but that was about it for one of the forgotten great soul men of the 60s until a a comeback album called Brand new man in 2001. Farewell Freddie. Check out this obit in the Independent


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