Friday, June 13, 2014
JIMMY SCOTT R.I.P.
Yesterday in Las Vegas
In addition to his vocal artistry, Jimmy was so very well-read and knowledgeable about all manner of subjects. We were fairly close pals circa 1990-2000. He might have been slight of stature, but I'm sure his brain was disproportionately outsized with a LOT of folds.
I DID actually make it to a book signing for Jimmy's 2002 memoir, Faith in Time, here in L.A. even though I had heard about being mentioned in it only a day or two beforehand. When I read his inscription (see above) while still in the store I got a realll bad case of chicken skin and maybe even let fly with a teardrop or two.
I wrote about him on this blog on several occasions. Here's a link to one of the posts.
Posted by Bill Reed at 9:37 AM