Über Freddie Scott
A sleek Soul singer in the early 1960s, Freddie Scott hit the Top-10 in '63 with "Hey Girl" for the Colpix label. More than anything, that track and others recorded at that time were early glimpses of what would become a hearty, deep, and soulful boom. In '66 he joined up with New York's Shout Records and had one of his biggest hits with "Are You Lonely For Me Baby?" which, with the help of some backup singers, sounded like it could have come straight out of Muscle Shoals, Ala. After a few releases, Scott last appeared on the charts in 1970 with a version of Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released."