It has been eight years (February 17, 2006) since Jimmy Scott performed at the now defunct Jazz Factory in Louisville. We attended, and I wrote about it the following day.
Living links to the golden age of American jazz are becoming fewer and fewer in number, and Jimmy Scott's story is quite unique among them.
Rest in peace, Jimmy Scott.
Jimmy Scott, Jazz Singer and 'Twin Peaks' Star, Dead at 88; Vocalist influenced everyone from Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington to Axl Rose and Madonna, by Jason Newman (Rolling Stone)