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Jimmy Scott, jazz and “Sycamore Trees” singer, dies at 88

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The late Jimmy Scott His story was a rare and fascinating one: Born in 1925, orphaned at the age of 13, and afflicted with a rare condition that kept his speaking voice high and stunted his growth. Jimmy Scott had a career as a jazz singer that extended from the 1930s into the 21st century. He died Friday in Las Vegas at the age of 88, Variety reported. 

Having enjoyed a heyday in the early 1960s with his album “Falling In Love Is Wonderful” Scott made an unlikely comeback in the early 1990s, when he appeared on the series finale of Twin Peaks, singing an Angelo Badalamenti composition called “Sycamore Trees”:

In his 65-year career, Scott recorded nearly 20 albums. He performed at the presidential inaugurations of both Dwight Eisenhower and Bill Clinton- 40 years apart- and was once mentioned on an episode of The Cosby Show.

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