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Topic: JIMMY SCOTT'S RECORDING SESSIONS 2009
Posted By: Soul Sister
Subject: JIMMY SCOTT'S RECORDING SESSIONS 2009
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 6:41am

Kemper Music Group & Legacy Recordings

Personnel:
 
Executive Producer: Ralf Kemper
 
Co-Producers:  Jimmy Scott & Jeanie Scott
 
Arranger & Conductor: Mark Joggerst
 
Recording Engineer: Geoff Gillette
 
Production Manager (Germany): Kyung-il Han
 
Production Manager (Los Angeles): Donna Hall
 
Recording Sessions: Las Vegas & Los Angeles
 
Guest Vocalists on Duets: TBA
 
Musicians: Jazz Legends: (See: Kemper Music Group's Website: www.kemper-music.com).
 
64 Peice Orchestra: Los Angeles or Europe
 
Album Title: "I Remember You"
 
Album Conception & Songs Compiled By: Jeanie Scott
 
Liner Notes: David Ritz
 
Release Date: December 31, 2009
 
There's already alot of excitement  & buzz about this album.  Some singers heard about it and expressed their desire to be apart of this project.
We all have great expectations about this project. Smile
 
We have already started laying down tracks in the studio yesterday here in Vegas with "Jimmy Scott, Joe Pesci and Dee Dee Bridgewater" on this first session in the recording studio.
 
The studio built less than a year ago is state of the art, never have I been in a more beautiful studio for any of the recording sessions I've ever been to. Our partner Ralf was sorry we didn't book this studio for all of the sessions, lol. I look foward to being in L.A. with everyone too.
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott



Replies:
Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 6:52am
Odds On Recording Studios ~ Las Vegas
 
Here's a peak at the facilities...................
 
 
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 7:03am
May 6 ~ Day One.............
 
Ralf, his arranger-pianist Mark, along with 2 video-photographers (Yoon-ha & Fabian) came to our home to rehearse with Jimmy, shoot footage for the documentary, conduct business with me and to interview us.
Here are some photos of the day...........................
 
"Jimmy" rehearsing:
 
 
 
 
"Mark Joggerst" at the Piano:
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 7:11am
"Ralf Kemper" watching Jimmy sing:
 
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 7:16am
Jimmy's nurse "Sandy" stopped by to check on Jimmy's blood pressure:
 
 
 
Video Crew:
 
"Yoon-ha" & "Fabian"
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 7:37am
May 7 ~ Day Two............
 
"Joe Pesci" & his childhood pal "Tommy De Vito" of 'The Four Seasons' came to our home to do rehearsals and visit.  What fun we had listening to stories. Tommy would take Joe to places to sing with his guitar when Joe was 11 years old. He said Joe was singing all the time. Tommy is 14 years older than Joe. We had a great visit with Joe, one of Jimmy's best pals for over 50 years, but then we always have some great fun when Joe is with us.  There's a great love between Joe & Jimmy and a genuine closeness all 3 of us feel.
 
Joe started right in playing the guitar and singing all of Jimmy's songs to him. He serenaded us all day long in the livingroom, in my office, and in our backyard, lol, it was quite a show. Joe really has a good voice and OMG! does he ever sound like Jimmy. LOL  I really got a kick out of him singing Jimmy's Decca/Coral recording from 1950 of "The Bluest Blues", it was hip!!! Smile
 
"Joe Pesci"  jammin`:
 
 
 
Jimmy got a real kick out of 'Joe doing Jimmy' Smile, Jimmy has always encouraged Joe from the time he was 17 years old.  Jimmy was still mentoring Joe on this day and in the studio a little here and there but Joe sounded amazing.
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 7:38am
"Joe" jammin` in our backyard.  The fellas took their smoke break out here:
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Mark & Joe":
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 7:51am
"Pesh" upclose:
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 7:53am
"Joe" jammin` in our livingroom:
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 7:57am
"Joe" jammin` & coolin` out in my funky office:
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 8:03am
"Tommy De Vito" jammin`:
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 8:07am
"Tommy with Jimmy & I":
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 8:16am
The end of day two friends of Tommy's from N.J. stopped by for a hot minute, then it was time to say goodnight until tomorrow:
 
"Joe" leaving and Tommy's friends:
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 8:20am
May 8 ~ Day Three.................
 
At the Recording Session:
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 8:27am
Chillin` & having lunch in the studio lounge:
 
 
"Jimmy & Ralf"
 
 
Recording Engineer "Geoff Gillette":
 
 
"Jimmy" got comfortable while "Geoff " prepared for recording in main studio:
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 8:37am
"Joe" with his very young & pretty
girlfriend "Ashley":
 
 
 
"Tommy & Ashley":
 
 
"Tommy" kept Ashley & I laughing our butts off with his great impersonations and stories, especially one about when Pesci & DeNiro made "The Good Shepherd" and the way Tommy was imitating DeNiro, really funny stuff LOL!
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 8:47am
The sessions so far went very well Joe & Dee Dee sounded awesome, as did Jimmy.
 
With "Dee Dee Bridgewater":
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 8:53am
"Jimmy, Geoff, & Joe" relaxing in the lounge:
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles Production Manager "Donna Hall" with her husband "Pat", & Tommy De Vito:
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 9:07am
* This was the beginning........ most of the recordings will be done in Los Angeles (West Hollywood) & Capitol Records in Hollywood the last week in June & the first week in July.
 
* There will also be a "live performance by Jimmy" & the musicians from the session at Herb Alpert's new jazz supper club in Bel-Air called "Vibrato Grill Jazz" with some surprising guest stars on June 30th. Cover charge will be $100.00.
 
* On July 4th. there will be a big wrap party & jam session with everyone poolside at Ralf's rented house which once belonged to Marilyn Monroe!
 
StarThe list of musicians & singers that want to take part just keeps growing, it changes day by day, it amazes me and....... Jimmy, well he is thrilled and spiritually uplifted by this whole event.  That gives me the most pleasure. I was unexpectedly moved yesterday at the session, it was very emotional.  I am so happy for Jimmy!!! Big%20smileClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapCry Tears of Joy!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: dream207
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 9:21am
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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 9:34am
"Vibrato Grill Jazz":
 
 
 
 
 
That's all for now, gotta run... 'Ralf' is coming over to brainstorm with me.
No rest for the weary. Tongue
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: jazzmessenger
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 10:42am
Hey Jeanie:

 Great pictures..Can you ask Mr. Pesci, if Ashley has a sister ;) What a beautiful home you have! Can't wait to hear the finished product, my love to you and Jimmy!
-Alex


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Hipness is not a state of mind, It's a fact of life!
~ Cannonball Adderley

-Alex


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 10:44am
Hey dream,
 Thanks for the love and support always.
 
Yup, I thought you'd recognize that photo in my office, (chuckle)........
 
Here's a couple extra shots from my camera just for you because your as crazy as I am about little things WinkLOL!!
 
S.S.
***
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 10:50am

 
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 10:55am
Hey Alex,
Thanks for all the good wishes. Just keep on keepin` Jimmy in your every prayer. Wink
 
Alex, I just put together things that make me & Jimmy happy and colors that make me feel relaxed.  You must come out and visit us sometime, hopefully for a "gig". Smile 
Gotta seriously run now. OH! I'll ask Ashley if she has a sister that likes young piano players. LOL
 
Much Appreciation,
Jeanie & Jimmy
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Don1
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 4:43pm

Sis: You better not ever invite me for a visit. LOL. Looking at the studio, I don't think I'd ever leave a place like that. I'm lovin' this post and all the wonderful pics - Dee Dee, Joe and DeVito? What friends you have...I'm impressed.

- Don


Posted By: Don1
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 5:00pm
Sis: Dad and Myself will probaly be in your town when SoulTrip comes back here to the States in your location. We have our hearts set on it. We'd probaly go to Pheonix and Los Angeles too?!
 
I always associated you as a manager and photographer. I never knew Jimmy & yourself as producers, and knowing how to work the boards. I'm learning something NEW ev'ry day!
 
- Don 


Posted By: jazzmessenger
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 5:35pm
LOL, thanks Jeanie...Tell Mr. Pesci that I've been listening to his album with Joey DeFrancesco a lot lately..He really swings his ass off..He has my favorite version of 'All Or Nothing At All'...You can really tell he is a true Jimmy Scott devotee from his phrasing..What tunes are they singing together?

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Hipness is not a state of mind, It's a fact of life!
~ Cannonball Adderley

-Alex


Posted By: jazzmessenger
Date Posted: May 09 2009 at 5:37pm
PS..Dream, are you coming up for that show at the Beacon?

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Hipness is not a state of mind, It's a fact of life!
~ Cannonball Adderley

-Alex


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: May 10 2009 at 12:49am
Jeanie & Jimmy!!!!!!

This is all S O   A W E S O M E !!!!!!!

I am So HAPPY for YOU BOTH!!!!!


Really GREAT to see this all going on here...
please continue to keep us posted in between the craziness when time allows....
(I do know well how crazy it can get *lol* time flies by!!!! *lol*)

~MuchLove To You Both and Wishing You and Everybody Involved
With This Project.... The Very Best of Super Success!!!

~Geno


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Posted By: dream207
Date Posted: May 10 2009 at 8:08am
Originally posted by jazzmessenger jazzmessenger wrote:

PS..Dream, are you coming up for that show at the Beacon?
 
Hi Alex!!
 
I'm not positive yet, but I don't think so.  It's a double show - the same groups will be in The Hamptons on June 5th, then The Beacon on the 6th.
 
I'd love to see BOTH shows!!!  I know you and your parents are planning on going, and I'd love to see you again.  We all had such fun at Dizzy's.Smile
 
If there's a way I can swing it, I'll be down, but right now it doesn't look promising.  I'll let you know for sure.
 
dream


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 10 2009 at 7:51pm

Hello Everyone from an exhausted me, lol!

Don,
 Thank you, but you give me too much credit, I don't know how to work the boards, no, lol. None of us producers will be working the boards that's why we have a expert with a fine tuned ear in "Geoff Gillette", he is so awesome!
 
I did not know "Soul Trip" was coming to Vegas. If you & Larry come out give us a holla and come by to visit with Jimmy, I'm sure he & Larry will have some great stories to share.
 
Alex,
Wow! How uncanny.......Joe was just talking about "All Or Nothing At All" when he was over our house. I'm shocked you mentioned that song! He said he loved doing it and recalled all Jimmy's phrasing. :>) Oh! yes, Joe can lay it out when he gets ready.
 
Joe laid out "I'll Be Seeing You" and "The Nearness Of You". He also did "Folks Who Live On The Hill" and put "Jeanie & Jim" in it but he thought he didn't do that one as well because he can't hit the high notes Jimmy does. But for me it was awesome, so we'll see what he wants to do about it.
 
Dee Dee was awesome too, she did "For Once In My Life" and "Never Let Me Go" (The one that Dinah does not the more common one), it's a beautiful song, I've always loved Dinah's.
 
Geno,
Thank you Baby, we appreciated your words and we are very excited. I was suppose to rest today but Ralf called (lol) and here I am working on the CD stuff all day. This CD is going to kill me!  I am tired, my back aches, I'm so emotional, but I am so psyched too. Big%20smile I received more good news today but I'll have to hold onto that for the moment.
 
And I thought I was tired before all this, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
 
Back to the drawing board.
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: May 10 2009 at 8:44pm

Soul Sister!!!
I'm so laughing here while reading this part!!!!:

RE: "I was suppose to rest today but Ralf called (lol) and here I am working on the CD stuff all day..."

~**** E X A C T L Y ! **** ***LOL**** That is why I wrote this:

(I do know well how crazy it can get *lol* time flies by!!!! *lol*)


So much for taking a rest with the non-stop Great Excitement of a Terrific Project such as this!!! ****LOL***

Welcome to the Cawfee & Cat Naps Department! ...
((((Faxing a Fresh Cup of Geno's 'D'Street Java to Ya, too! *LOL*))))

Enjoy The Fun!!!! and again...
~MuchLove To You Both and Wishing You and Everybody Involved
With This Project.... The Very Best of Super Success!!!
~Geno





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Posted By: dream207
Date Posted: May 11 2009 at 8:54am
WOW JEANIE!!!!
 
You have been right out straight, but it's ALL good.  I'm with Geno on the rest thing.  You're on a schedule that would kill most people as it is, so I hope you're not overdoing!!
 
This is good stress though, and I couldn't be happier for you and Jimmy.Smile
 
BTW - love those extra photos of the house and I saw Miss Princess Pug in one - she's sooooooooooo cute!!  The house is gorgoeus and you're right - we both are nuts about those little extra details that reflect our personalities and make our houses into homes.
 
Take care of yourself, Sweetie!!!
 
Much love,
 
dream


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 11 2009 at 9:25am
Geno,
 HAAAAAAAAAA! I can dig it!
 
Thanks for the Geno Cawfee but since I'm not a Java drinker I'll pass it on to Jimmy Tongue.
 
I'm going on pure adrenalin (sp.) but when my body says stop then I need to get some rest for sure.
 
dream,
 I'll call you a little later.
 
S.S.
***


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 11 2009 at 9:31am
Here are a few photos from Ralf's camera............
 
 
 
 
 
Joe checking out one of my photo albums:
 
 
S.S.
***


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 11 2009 at 9:37am
Joe still serenading Jimmy:
 
 
 
At the recording session........
 
"Joe" laying down his tracks:
 
"Dee Dee" & her little dog "Ioki":
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 11 2009 at 9:42am
The Camera Guys.............
 
"Fabian" (whom 'Princess' adores LOL):
 
 
"Yoon-ha" interviewing Jimmy:
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 11 2009 at 9:47am

"Mark":

 
 
"Geoff & Ralf":
 
 
That's all for now gotta to work. Smile
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 11 2009 at 7:06pm
Back to add a few more shots...............
 
"Dee Dee" with the boys:
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 11 2009 at 7:11pm
 
 
 
"J &J":
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 11 2009 at 7:17pm
"Joe & Jimmy" in the studio:
 
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 11 2009 at 7:21pm
"Ralf & Geoff" at the boards:
 
 
Group Shots:
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 11 2009 at 7:40pm

"Ralf, Joe, Mark":

 
"Ralf & Jimmy":
 
 
That's all for now. Tongue
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: jazzmessenger
Date Posted: May 11 2009 at 9:43pm
Great Shots, Jeanie:

Quick question..What are Jimmy/Dee Dee/and Joe singing to? Did Mark already lay down some tracks on his computer?


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Hipness is not a state of mind, It's a fact of life!
~ Cannonball Adderley

-Alex


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 12 2009 at 8:15am
Hi Alex,
Mark laid out the arrangements with him on piano, they did the rough cut music in Germany, the real musicians will play at the Los Angeles recording sessions.  We only had 'Joe' for this time as he leaves for N.J. for the summer soon to do "Celebrity Golf Tournaments" he's booked in for benefits. We had to record him right away, and 'Dee Dee' lives here in Vegas (Henderson) so we did her here too for that reason. 
 
StarKenny Barron will take over as M.D. in L.A. with an all-star cast of veteran jazz musicians. We just aquired David Sanborn too, he said he was honored to be asked to play on Jimmy's CD. Smile 
 
StarNew artist surprises added too but that's for later.Wink
 
S.S.
***


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: MamaYassa
Date Posted: May 12 2009 at 10:58am
I'm a little late but the pictures are excellent and Mr. Scott looks great!  Can't wait for you guys to come to a club near me.  Best wishes with the album.


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 12 2009 at 6:00pm
Hi Nosey,
 
Thank you. 
 
Since 'Zanzibar Blue' closed in Philly, the nearest we will be playing to 'you' is in N.Y.C.  Maybe you & Pat can come down on our next trip.  That would be cool! Smile
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: toad
Date Posted: May 12 2009 at 7:00pm
          Jeanie,
      Your coverage of this session, and your photos
 are fantastic. It's almost like being there with you.
    History being made in real time, and you have
 provided us better views than we could have expected
 from media giants or any other sources.
       Your contribution at the Soulful Planet village is
 part of what makes this site so great and special.
      Mixey must be beaming with pride at this thread,
 and I am sure when she gets back on line, she will
 let you know that.
        It is so wonderful that I can set here near Detroit
 and see all that is going on out there with all your
 great photos and reporting. I am amazed ! Thank you
 so much for thinking of all of us here, and spending
 so much of your hectic schedule to make this thread
  so great. Your the best !Smile
 
 toad


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Down, and nearly out in Detroit......


Posted By: MamaYassa
Date Posted: May 13 2009 at 8:28am
Soul Sister, that's a bet! 


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 13 2009 at 9:11am
Hi toad,
WOW! Thank you for the kudo's, that was very nice reading.   Much appreciated.
 I will have a 'little' more time for the next two weeks, lol, before Ralf gets back here to go into the studio again with Jimmy.  Then we will go see David Sanborn's Show at the South Point Hotel & Casino for he & Jimmy to be filmed together for Jimmy's documentary.
 
I do hope MIXEY is doing okay and we will see her back here real soon!
 
S.S.
***


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: jazzmessenger
Date Posted: May 14 2009 at 12:54am
Cool..When I told the head of my jazz dept at NYU that I would be playing with Jimmy, he played me a track of David Sanborn's 'Pearls' where Jimmy sings an amazing version of 'For All We Know', I was blown away..Then a few weeks later I heard Sanborn play at Fathead Newman's memorial where he blew the roof of the place with an amazing rendition of 'Hard Times'..Sanborn is a monster..


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Hipness is not a state of mind, It's a fact of life!
~ Cannonball Adderley

-Alex


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 14 2009 at 8:39am
Alex,
Some of Jimmy's "guest tracks" for other Artists simply blow me away. "For All We Know" is one of my faves and I love the way David blows on his solo on that tune.  I also love very much "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Jimmy did with Clint Eastwood at Carnegie Hall for Clint's album, awesome track!
 
Alex, we really wish "Fathead" was still with us to play on this CD, he will be missed.
 
StarHere are some of the musicians on board:
 
Kenny Barron ~ Piano & Musical Director (Played on Jimmy's Grammy Nominated "All The Way" album).  Jazz Master.
 
Terry Gibbs ~ Vibes  (Terry is 85 years old now! Jimmy always loved the Vibes since his Lionel Hampton days. Terry played on Jimmy's Roost/Royal Roost 78 Records in 1951 & 52!). Jazz Master.
 
James Moody ~ Saxophone (Moody is 84 years old, 4 months older than Jimmy! This Jazz Master & Jimmy go waaaay back).
 
David Sanborn ~ Saxophone ~ (Jimmy "guest starred" on David's "Pearls" CD on "For All We Know").
 
Hubert Laws ~ Flute  (Jazz Master).
 
Oscar Castro-Neves ~ Acoustic Guitar (From the book of who's who, lol, played with Jimmy on Minister Louis Farrakhan's CD on "When I Fall In Love").  Jazz Master.
 
John Pisano - Guitar (Played on Jimmy's Grammy Nominated "All The Way" album).
 
Gregoire` Maret ~ Harmonica (Played with Jimmy's Band & on Jimmy's Milestone/Fantasy CD's).
 
Thomas Lauderdale ~ Piano (Pink Martini)  Jimmy "guest recorded" on Pink Martini's CD with China Forbes on "Tea For Two".
 
Till Broenner ~ Trumpet
 
*Hilliard Greene ~ Bass  (From Jimmy's Band "The Jazz Expressions").
 
*Dwayne "Cook" Broadnax ~ Drums (From Jimmy's Band).
 
*T.K. Blue ~ Saxophone & Flute (From Jimmy's Band).
 
*The members of Jimmy's Quartet also played on some of his Milestone/Fantasy tracks that were produced by Todd Barkan.
 
MAYBE:
 
Chris Boti ~ Trumpet
 
Joey De Francesco ~ Hammond B3  (Greatest Living Organist is now on board!)
 
Plus others (lol) in L.A. ~ TBA. (Perhaps a big surprise!!!)Big%20smile
 
And a "64 Piece" Orchestra!
 
Star* The "Guest Artists" on the Duet Tracks with Jimmy will be announced later Wink.
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: dream207
Date Posted: May 14 2009 at 9:04am
Hi S.S.!!
 
This is GROWING each day.  I'm so excited for all involved but especially you and Jimmy!!
 
What a lineup of fabulous musicians  and the artists I know of so far!!Wink
 
If there's any way I can make it for some of this - I'm coming with bells on.  LOL!!!  I'm praying every day there will be a way.Big%20smile
 
dream
 


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 15 2009 at 9:13am
Yup dream,
It's something else the way things change from day to day by leaps and bounds.  Whomever commits first that's who we will record first. Smile It's growing so, we may have two CD's in the making.
 
The L.A. leg will be big fun!!! Cool if you can come out for a few days and make "Vibrato" & the 'Pool Party-Jam Session'. I am looking foward to this and seeing everyone who will take part in the recording sessions. This is the kind of work I love as exhausting as it can be, lol. Jimmy will enjoy seeing everyone, this is so good for his spirit, I could already see that in his 'smile' during the Vegas session.
 
S.S.
***


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 15 2009 at 9:39am
We first met "Ralf Kemper" on our European Tour two and a half years ago in Milano, Italy at Jimmy's "Blue Note Club" appearance.  Ralf 's company does alot of television shows and commercials.  His studios are located in Dusseldorf, Germany. After Ralf saw Jimmy's live performance he sort of followed us around, Ralf & his business partner Andre` also showed up at Jimmy's shows at 'Theater' gig in Vienna, Austria and at 'The New Morning' in Paris, France.
 
So Ralf being a record producer, etc...became a fan of Jimmy's gets our email addy thru the website and contacts me with a song he wrote he thought would fit Jimmy's personality and spirit about life. I told him there were no plans to record Jimmy at this time and I also told him about 3-CD projects I had been planning for a few years now.
 
One was a solo album about our love story from beginning to end, the representative songs that Jimmy wanted to record to me. That was the main one. Together Jimmy & I had the songs picked out for a very long time for the CD
"I Remember You".
 
The second one was an idea I had about a CD titled "Jimmy Scott & All The Ladies That Love Him" which would of been his female peers that were influenced by him and the songs they recorded he did from early in his career, to record them together.  I had the songs picked out on this one too.
 
The third one was a "Duets CD" with "Name Artists" who also admired Jimmy, this was something another producer and I had discussed doing four years ago but it did not come to fruition at that time. 
I sent Ralf my list of songs from 'my Jimmy wish list I wrote up ten years ago' for Artists to pick from. As long as we had the music done on each one at the time a particular artist became involved.
 
So this new CD came out of my 3 conceptions and sort of morphed into one Tongue.
 
After emailing back and forth, then talking on the phone for numerous hours overseas, Ralf & I came to an agreement about doing Jimmy's CD to me called "I Remember You" and now it has morphed into duets too and possibly another CD later on for release at a future date.
 
Jimmy & I both wanted for him to do these songs for so long and now it's finally going to happen, we are very excited about that.
 
Here is a photo taken at that time of "Ralf & Jimmy" meeting at the Milano Blue Note:
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 15 2009 at 9:50am
Here are some "photos" from that tour taken at "The Blue Note" in Milan:
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 15 2009 at 9:54am
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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 15 2009 at 10:02am
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First meeting with Ralf:
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: dream207
Date Posted: May 16 2009 at 8:22am
More great shots, S.S.!Thumbs%20Up
 
I have to say I think this is one of the best threads ever on SP.
 
As a fan of music, I am loving this treat of feeling like I'm a part of all the excitement surrounding this recording session.
 
The photos are superb and your descriptions always take me on a pleasant trip.
 
Keep it coming, S.S., and you know no one is happier for you and Jimmy than I am.
 
This record in particular is long overdue and the fact it reflects yours and Jimmy's love story makes it all the more special to me.Big%20smile
 
dream


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 16 2009 at 10:18am
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW....................................................
 
dream,
I'll try to keep it an interesting trip as things happen, as new things are always in the works, lol. More news today too!! Smile Will call you later.
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 20 2009 at 9:06am

Joe Pesci called me last week with some savvy advice, thank you Joe for having our backs. Smile

Joe Pesci called me again yesterday (chuckle) to give me Joey De Francesco's contact info. Joe said Joey would love to take part in Jimmy's CD and that it would be an honor for him, to call him right away.
 
StarThis is fab, Joey is the best B3Hammond Organist since Jimmy Smith!
 
StarI also heard from Ralf more good news about other singer's who are now on board but I cannot speak about at this time, all I can say is this is exciting news!!! Big%20smile
 
Ralf will arrive with crew here in Vegas next week to start recording Jimmy, etc...will post when I can.
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: dream207
Date Posted: May 20 2009 at 1:09pm
HEY HEY HEYSmile
 
It all sounds very exciting, S.S.Thumbs%20Up
 
I will talk with you later.Wink
 
dream


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Posted By: Gene_Leone_Mix
Date Posted: May 20 2009 at 6:03pm
Jeanie!!!

Joey DeFrancesco is by far One of The Very Best Jazz Hammond B3 Players to ever walk the face of this planet!!!!! Oh Yeah!!!!!

A while back we posted some of these videos in the
http://soulfulplanet.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=272&KW=DeFrancesco&PID=3280#3280 - ~ Great Players - Great Performances Thread ~ here on SoulfulPlanet...
and had to bring them out again here in celebration! ...
such as:

Joey DeFrancesco Trio - Fly me to the Moon


and...

Joey DeFrancesco does "Blues For Bobby C"




and just for fun... some of theee best.... really fun!!!
Four Hammond B3's playing The Cat

(Paul Shaffer, Joey DeFrancesco, Doug Riley, and Dr. Lonnie Smith cookin' it up on the B3's at the 2006 Canada's Walk of Fame.)

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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 20 2009 at 7:13pm
LOL! Dr. Lonnie is a friend of ours too!! 
David Ritz has been working on Paul Shaffer's biography.  We probably could have gotten him too but we already have sooo many great muscians on board already at this point, with some surprises in store. Wink
 
Thanks for adding the videos of Joey D. for us, Geno.  Ya` know he did the album with Joe Pesci singing in Jimmy's style called "Joe Doggs". Smile
 
Yes, Joey D. is a bad M.F., lol! Jimmy's booking agent (who books Joey D. too) said Joey D. has wanted to do a performance with Jimmy for years now but the chance hadn't come up until now.
 
One time or another Jimmy has worked with all the great organists Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, and now he gets the chance to work with Joey DeFrancesco, how cool is that!!!
 
Much Appreciated,
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 4:40pm
This was a hectic week in the studio, I should be resting today but can't, just too much excitement.
This week Jimmy laid down some unique tracks different from anything he's done or maybe anyone has done, I won't go into detail, let it be a surprise when the CD is released.
 
Last Night we went to see "David Sanborn" at the 'South Point Hotel & Casino'. He did a nice show and has some really good musicians in his band, especially "Ricky Peterson" on keyboards, organ, & vocals did a fine job, he can sing the blues too!!
"David" played some nice Jams of his own from his albums, as well as from Ray Charles, King Curtis' "Soul Serenade", etc... David said some nice things about "Fathead Newman" & "Hank Crawford", he said if it wasn't for their influence on him he never would have learned to play the saxophone, they were his hero's!
The house was full and we met up with the president of the Las Vegas Jazz Society who came over to our table to say hello to Jimmy & I.  We chatted about Jimmy's 'gig' here at the Ampitheater and our mutual friend Tommy De Vito.  We also were approached by Frederic Apcar who still wants Jimmy to perform at the Burlesque Society's Event at the Palm's Hotel & Casino.  After the show David had to sign some autographs, we went to his dressingroom and had a good time there with him and everyone. David took Jimmy & I, and our group into his private dressingroom and played a impromtu number on the sax of "Motherless Child" while Jimmy sang along, of course the video guys got it all on tape along with every conversation and everthing else, lol, I am always chasing them away. Big%20smile
 
"David Sanborn" is such a sweet and unasuming guy, I really enjoyed the freshness of his humbleness, modesty,  and even a bit shyness. It's refreshing to see someone who is not touched by the business unlike some other artists that are so full of themselves, he is truly sweet.
 
David will also be playing on one of Jimmy's tracks on the new CD, he did his track in New York.
 
After the festivities we went to the resturant for a bite to eat, then over to our house to chill and listen to some music. Ralf want to go back into the studio today but I had to say no(!), Jimmy & I both needed a day to rest up.  We will go back into the studio tomorrow, then afterwards to do some location shots around Vegas for the documentary.  The following day Ralf & the camera crew will head back to L.A.
This will be a wrap until we head out to L.A. in less than 3 weeks for more exciting stuff with the musicians, orchestra (at Capitol Records Studio in Hollywood), friends, more video shoots at Malibu Beach and other beautiful locations, the wrap party, etc... I think we'll need a vacation from this semi-working vacation LOL!  Though we are very much looking foward to it.
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 4:49pm
Here are a few 'photos' from this week's events.......
 
At the recording studio.
 
 
 
Recording Engineer Geoff Gillette with Jimmy:
 


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 4:56pm
Executive Producer Ralf Kemper with Jimmy:
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 5:07pm
The Camera Guys........
 
"Fabian":
 
 
 
"Yoon-ha":
 
 
 
Group Shots:
 
 
Geoff, Jimmy, & Ralf:
 


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 5:10pm

We three crazy producers sharing some fun:

 


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 5:17pm
"J & J":
 
 
 
 
 
With "Ralf":
 
 


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 5:22pm
The Man of the hour:
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 5:25pm
 
 


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Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 5:30pm
"Odds On Recording Studios" were built a year ago at the cost of  $7.5 Million Dollars!  It shows... it is an amazing job right down to every little detail, everything one could want in a recording studio and more!
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 5:43pm
The "South Point Hotel & Casino" is practicaly right down the street from us on Las Vegas Boulevard &
Silverado Ranch, it was being built June of 2006 when we bought our house here:
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 5:47pm
"David Sanborn" at 'South Point':
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 5:56pm

"Ralf", "Sean" - (from Odds On Recording Studios), & "Yoon-ha":

 
"Sean", "Yoon-ha", & "Fabian":
 
 
 
"J & J":
 
 
"Jimmy":
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 6:02pm
"Ricky Peterson" and his lovely wife with Jimmy:
 
 
 
In the dressingroom with "David":
 
 
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 6:09pm
A private performance in David's private dressingroom, "David" blowing on "Motherless Child":
 
 
"Jimmy" singing it:
 
 
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 6:17pm
"David" with "J & J":
 
 
 
 
 
 
"David" intoduced us to his girlfriend, walked us downstairs to say goodnight, kissing me on the cheek was the end of a lovely night.
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 6:25pm
"David Sanborn" a classy musician extroidenaire!
 
 
 
 
 
David's album "Pearls" that Jimmy 'guest starred' on:
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: May 31 2009 at 6:31pm
 
 
Gotta run.......posting these images took alot longer than I thought it would! Bye till there is more news Smile.
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: jazzmessenger
Date Posted: Jun 01 2009 at 12:02am
Awesome pictures Jeanie!! Sanborn is one of the greats, can't wait to hear him on the record..Can't wait to see the pics from Capitol Studios, can't help but think of all those great records by Nat King Cole and Sinatra..So awesome!!

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Posted By: dream207
Date Posted: Jun 01 2009 at 5:46am

Hi S.S.,

You were posting all the new pics while I was listening to my boss being interviewed.  LOL!!!
 
These are FABULOUS!!!  I tell ya, Ralf looks as nice as you and Jimmy tell me he is.  (WINK)  Love to see you and Jimmy - you both look so good and HAPPY!!!  This is fun stress, for a change and I know this CD will blow people away.  Long overdue, my Friend.Thumbs%20Up
 
David Sanborn will be great - just like all the others coming on board.Wink
 
Thanks for sharing these with us.
 
dream


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Posted By: M I X E Y
Date Posted: Jun 01 2009 at 2:26pm
Now THAT's a studio! 
 
What an exciting project!  and what a line-up of talent!!!
 
Soul Sister. . .
 
I love your 3 Cd ideas!!
 
There's so much on this thread... JEEZ!  Clint Eastwood sings? 
 
I can't wait to read about who's up next!!
 
You're right Toad... I'm loving this thread!!!
 
Mixey
 


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 04 2009 at 2:55pm
Hi jazzmessenger,
Yes! How about the history of Capitol's Studio! It should be an interesting trip. Smile
 
Hi dream,
 Yup...Sanborn is a sweetheart.
Have a great time at the Jive Five show in Mass.!!!Big%20smile
 
HI M I X E Y!
Whoa! So good to see you back with us.  I hope all is going well or should I say better for you these days.
Yes, we are excited about this project. More news in the line-up in days & weeks  ahead, it's going to be really cool.
Thanks for diggin` my ideas.
Eastwood, yes, he sings a little and plays jazz piano, he is a jazz nut.
More exciting news about him for next year too. Wink
 
I'll be posting a few more 'photos' & info later, got to catch up on some work now.
 
Love All of You,
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: s. p. a. t.
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 2:56am
Thanks Soul Sister...
Looking forward to the new photos and updates.
How are these famous artists getting on board with your session? Just calling in and asking to contribute?
 
Mixey &
S. P. A. T.


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 10:53am
Mornin` MIXEY,
 Yes, many of the Artists whom admire and love Jimmy have heard about the project from other Artists and wanted to be a part of the project, others we have contacted ourselves.
 
Got a few photos uploaded from this week so I'll be posting them next.
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 11:08am
StarMonday we were back in the studio for Jimmy to lay down some vocals with a twist (that's the surprise for later) Tongue.
 
After the session we were going out for some 'soul food' at a place where alot of musicians go near the recording studio but the resturant was closed so went to the "Claim Jumper" resturant instead in the Green Valley neighborhood here in Vegas.
 
StarAfterwards the crew wanted to shoot some interview foootage of Jimmy around some local locations where there would be few people around to bother us like in the desert.  Jimmy wanted a waterfall background, I couldn't pull that off here in the high desert but I did have a cascading waterfall over rocks location in mind.  The most beautiful spot I could think of was where we stayed 3 years ago while looking for our house here and that was "Lake Las Vegas", it is a stunning location as you'll see in the photos.
 
StarOn tuesday Ralf headed back to Los Angeles to work on the studio mixing there with Geoff at the No. Hollywood Studio.
 
StarOn wednesday the crew came over to our house to shoot some interview footage of both Jimmy & I.
Later they went to look for a sunset, which is so beautiful over the mountains each evening. It reminds me of the song Jimmy did on the King label in 1957 or `58 titled "Home", where line speaks of "the setting sun behind the hills", it would be an awesome ending for the documentary, in my humble opinion Smile.
 
S.S.
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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 11:14am
Monday waiting for the driver to head out to the studio.  Jimmy was watching the planes flying overhead.
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 11:19am
In the studio, the tears fell again (lol) when Jimmy did an emotional reading on one of the songs worked on this day "I'll Be Seeing You".
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 11:24am
The usual 'after the session' producer shots:
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 11:28am
Waiting for our food at the "Claim Jumper".......
 
"Fabian & Yoon-ha":
 
 
"Ralf" was getting sleepy waitng (lol):
 
 
"Jimmy" checking out the scene:
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 11:39am
Location shoot at beautiful 'Lake Las Vegas'.......
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is actually near the entrance to 'Lake Las Vegas'.


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 11:45am
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 11:50am
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 12:00pm
When Jimmy & I stayed at the resort here it was the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Casino but now the property is owned by Loew's.
 
Here are some scenes around the resort:
 
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 12:09pm
"Celine Dion" has a mansion here.
 
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 12:16pm
It was a beautiful day.
 
 
This is a Morrocan style hotel in the decor.
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott


Posted By: Soul Sister
Date Posted: Jun 05 2009 at 12:22pm
"Jimmy" was being interviewed just on the other side of this bridge, the background scenery was breathtaking, an 'oasis' in the desert:
 
 
 
 


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"Love Is The Answer" ~ Little Jeanie Scott



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