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Monday, January 10, 2011

Johnny Scott - Let me be a winner

Johnny Oliver Scott (born 1936) is an R&B and blues singer from Memphis. Also he is songwriter and producer.
Johnny Scott sang at legendary clubs such as Club Handy, Flamingo Room, The Vogue Club, Peppermint Lounge and Currie’s Club Tropicana, Psycho Club among others. In 1965 he formed record label Portra Records.
Johnny Scott every friday evening from 1968 until 1973 presented late-night a talk show for television of Memphis entitled "The Johnny Scott Show". Great musicians appeared on his show such as Lou Rawls, Patti Labelle, B.B.King, Al Green, Little Milton, The Whispers, Syl Johnson, The Intruders, Eddie Kendricks, Hank Crawford and many others.
Beyond Memphis, Johnny Scott travelled and sang in New York, Germany, France, Italy and other European countries.
In the early 80s he released a single on his own label Portra Records entitled "Let me be a winner / The coming out from under". Both of the songs were written by himself. Date of creation in 1980. But I don't know which is the year of release. Produced and arranged by Errol Thomas.

Ladies and gentlemen enjoy this amazing song called "Let me be a winner".

Later in the late 80s Scott released an album on the same label entitled "Feeling With Feelings".

Today Johnny Scott continues to record. The last year Johnny released a CD on his own label Portra Records entitled "My Signature". This album is for the jazz enthusiast and the smooth blues lover. You can hear this album at CDBABY.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full

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