Championed by such credmeisters as Lou Reed, Charlie Parker, Doc Pomus, Lionel Hampton, and Redd Foxx (!), Jazz balladeer Jimmy Scott survived unbridled tragedies to have not one but two distinct and separate music careers. In between the two? Waited tables at Bob's Big Boy. Tune in as we celebrate the 86th birthday of a man who wasn't expected to see 16. While you're at it, support WBAI and get a copy of Milestone Profiles: Jimmy Scott. An album guaranteed to snap your heart right in two.
This'll be your only opportunity to support Thump and Growl this Summer, so I hope you'll join us live!
Tuesday, July 12
WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC and streaming live at wbai.org