BEVERLY JO SCOTT
Alabama-born singer with a very soulful voice.
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song : BJ.Scott, E. Draps
Produced : P. Lacirignola
Year : 1990
Record co. : CBS
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song :Doctor Music Prod.
Produced : DMP
Record co. : Columbia/Sony
for songs from "Amnesty for Eve" (1999) click
She worked in Brussels for many years as a studio-artist, recording amongst
others with Dani Klein (Vaya Con Dios), Twee
Belgen ... but also playing as a solo artists or with some friends in small
In 1990 she gets the chance to record a single of her own : it becomes "C'est
extra" by Frenchman Leo Ferré. The strange combination of the French lyrics
sung with a Texas-accent and the power of her voice make it a small hit. An earlier
single "Backstreet girl" (of 1988) hadn't done anything.
Soon afterwards she can release her debut album, which is very well received
by the Belgian press and audiences. Songs like "Hey nana", "Heavenly
lover" and "O(verwheming) desire" become at least radio-hits.
With her strong Texas-accent and the clearly distinguishable gospel-influences
in her music, the second album "Mudcakes" sounds even more like an American
product than the first one.
Things got quieter around Beverly Jo after that. She recorded a live album
in 1995, recapturing her previous hits, but then a few years of radio-silence
In 1997, Beverly Jo has toured in her homecountry - The United States - and
has released an album called "Beverly Jo Scott coming home", a retrospective.
She also has recorded a brand new album that will be released sometime soon. (Alain
Weiler, who informed me from Germany about this news says "It is a killer
and will be very different from her others").
Early 1999 however, the CD "Amnesty for
Eve" was finally there. Preceded by a duet with Belgian singer Arno,
an original blending of "The Jean Genie" by David Bowie and "La
fille du père Noël" by Jacques Dutronc as "Jean-Balthasar",
the album proved to be quite different from her earlier, bluesy, work.
|Buy CD's of this band at
- Honey & Hurricanes (Columbia - 1991)
- Mudcakes (Columbia - 1993)
- TheWailing Trail (Sony - 1995).
- Beverly Jo Scott Coming Home (?? - 1997)
- Amnesty For Eve (Arcade-CNR, 1999)
- Review of "Amnesty for Eve"
- Beverly Jo has her own official website
- There was some info on B.J.Scott at Sony
- Read the messages/questions about Beverly
- Add your message, question, cd- or concertreview
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