“Little” Jimmy Scott rose to fame with the late 1940s hit “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” while he was singing with Lionel Hampton’s orchestra. He performed with jazz legends including Charles Mingus, Lester Young and Charlie Parker.
Later in his life, he released several more recordings, sang on Lou Reed’s “Magic and Loss” album and performed with REM’s Michael Stipe. But his most prominent gig came when he appeared in the series finale of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” singing the song “Sycamore Trees.” He was also featured in the follow up film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.”
Jimmy Scott (1925-2014)