James Scott Jr.

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b. 1913, Lexington, Mississippi, USA, d. 1983, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Playing guitar, Scott developed a minor local reputation with his band, the Blues Rockers, which he formed around 1948. In 1951,…
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b. 1913, Lexington, Mississippi, USA, d. 1983, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Playing guitar, Scott developed a minor local reputation with his band, the Blues Rockers, which he formed around 1948. In 1951, the Blues Rockers, which included vocalist L.B. Lawson, guitarist Charles McLellan and drummer Robert Fox, recorded a handful of sides for fledgling Sun Records but the company boss, Sam Phillips, did not release them. In the mid-80s, those forgotten Sun Records sides, ‘Can’t Love Me And My Money Too’, ‘Scott’s Boogie’, ‘Flypaper Boogie’ and ‘Got My Call Card’, finally appeared on a 1985 LP package that was reissued on CD by Charly Records in the mid-90s. Without the backing, or indeed the interest of, a recording company, Scott’s career never really took off and he worked mainly as a sideman during the 50s and 60s before drifting off the radar of even the most assiduous blues aficionados.