The life of Jimmy Scott is not one of meteoric stardom but a
journey that has taken nearly seventy years to find its much
One of ten children, James Victor Scott was born in
Cleveland, Ohio on July 17, 1925.
The f irst time Jimmy sang on a public stage was at school
when the teacher had him sing the lead in a play "Ferdinand
the Bull", after that she always had him do the leads. He
was only 12 years old when he became known as a singer
around Cleveland. While in his teens a Comedian saw the
potential in Jimmy, he was Tim McCoy from Akron.
Whenever Tim got a "gig" around Northeast Ohio, he would
take Jimmy along with him on the bill