Artist Info

Freddie Scott

Best remembered for his 1966 R&B chart-topper "Are You Lonely for Me," deep soul belter Freddie Scott was born April 24, 1933, in Providence, RI. In his early teens, he performed with his grandmother's gospel group, Sally Jones & the Gospel Keyes, but then gravitated toward a career in medicine, working on his Ph.D. at Paine College in Augusta, GA. There Scott joined the Swanee Quintet Juniors, a teen version of the famed gospel act, making his recorded debut singing lead on their "Far Away Places." He soon abandoned med school in favor of a performing career, crossing over from spiritual gospel to secular soul and in 1956 signing to Zell Sanders' J&S label to issue his debut solo single, "Running Home."