Jack Scott (Singer) Bio, Age, Nationality, Residence, Career, Albums and Songs

Jack Scott Biography

Jack Scott was a Canadian-American singer and songwriter. His full names were Giovanni Domenico Scarfone, Jr He was voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame in the year 2007. In 2011, he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Scott was known to be the most famous and unquestionably greatest, and later was nominated for the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.

Jack Scott Age

Scott is of American, and Canadian nationality. he was born on January 24, 1936, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. His parents were Jack Scarfone Sr. and Laura (nee Franks) Scarfone. Scott’s family moved to Hazel Park when he was 10 years old. Unfortunately, Scott passed away on 12 December 2019,  at the Warren campus of Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in the United States due to a massive heart attack. Jack Scott died at the age of 83 in 2019.

Jack Scott Residential Area

Scott lived in Windsor, Ontario, opposite the river of  Detroit, Michigan in his early childhood. His family moved to Hazel Park in Detroit when he was at the age of 10. Jack Scott resided in Windsor Ontario, Canada.

Jack Scott Career

Scott grew up listening to hillbilly music and was taught to play the guitar by his mother Laura. He was a talented guitarist. His real identity was born and named Jack Scarfone.  After high school,  his name changed when he was invited onto the radio to play the Lefty Frizzell/Webb Pierce song That’s Me Without you by the DJ for the WEXL radio station, Jack Eirie.  DJ Elrie recommended a name change to something rather more anglicized. and the name Scott was born from Scarfone.  Scott was doing nothing but country songs, rockability was a new term for him. until he went to Europe, rockability was a later term for country-ish rock , rough -hewn  performed by  Artists like Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley doing Rock Around the Clock, on the radio.

In early  1950’s Scott performed at his own Jack Scott’s Dance Ranch in Utica. He also played with Drifting Cowboys and  Williams’ band. At the age of 18, Scott was still living in Metro Detroit. when he formed the Southern Drifters,  and he was the group leader in the band for three years playing gigs. Scott Later signed to ABC-Paramount Records as a solo artist in 1957 and profiled a titled “Hit After Hit for Hazel Park Boy” after adopting his last name Scott in the music industry. 

Scott most of his songs were, at United  Sound in Detroit, and very few songs were recorded at ABC-Paramount. After recording two good-selling local hits for ABC-Paramount, he joined Carlton’s record label and recorded a double-sided national hit in 1958 with Leroy. ‘My True Love ‘ this record sold over one million copies, it was a gold record, earning Scott his first gold disc ranking at the Top 40. Out of 12 songs, in his first album  6 of them became hit singles most bucked up by Chantone’s vocal group. Later, he recorded for major labels Carlton, Capitol Records, Dot, and Top Rank Records. 

Scott served in the United States Army during1959,  just after one of his titles ‘ Goodbye Baby’ hit the Top Ten and also charted with “The Way I Walk” Unfortunately, most of his Carlton master tapes were believed to have gotten lost or misplaced, until Rollercoaster Records in England released a vinyl EP, “Jack Scott Rocks”, and CD. We do not know clearly what happen, maybe this is what brought Scott to change his record to Top Rank Records at the beginning of 1960.

Thereafter he Four Billboard Hot 100 hits ‘What in the World’s Come Over You, “Burning Bridges”,  It Only Happened Yesterday, ‘Oh Little One” What in the World’s Come Over You”  awarded Scott’s second gold disc winner. Scott continued to record and perform during the 1960s and 1970s.

Scott’s song “You’re Just Getting Better” got into the country charts in 1974.  In May 1977,  Scott recorded a Peel session for BBC Radio 1 disc jockey John Peel who was a long-time radio presenter and a DJ the BBC Radio 1. In a period of 41 months, Scott had 19 more US  singles than any other recording artist except for Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, The Beatles, and Connie Francis. Scott was a songwriter, he wrote all his music except “Burning Bridges”

It was well known that, except for Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, no other white rock and roller of the time ever developed a finer voice with a better range than Jack Scott or cut a more convincing body of work in rockabilly, country-soul, rock and roll, Blues or Gospels. His legacy ranks him among the top legends. He also recorded a live album with British Band The Class of 58  top listed at the Rockhouse Festival in The Netherlands in 1994, a recording which had to be postponed from its own scheduled 1993 date due to Chris Coleman’s pregnancy. Coleman was a  Double Bass player. the album was released in 1995 on the Rockhouse label.

Jack Scott was voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame in the year 2007. He was enrolled in the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011.  More recently Scott was nominated for the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. Jack actively continued singing and touring different places. He lived in a suburb of Detroit. Scott’s last public appearance in Detroit is at the Last Reunion in Novi a function organized by Lee Alan a 1960s disc jockey. Scott signed the records and posters, and happily greeted fans at the venue.

Jack Scott Discography (Albums)

  • 1959 Jack Scott (Carlton 12–107)
  • 1960 I Remember Hank Williams (Top Rank RM319)
  • In 1960 What in the World’s Come Over You (Top Rank RM326)
  • 1960 What Am I Living For (Carlton 12–122)
  • 1960 The Spirit Moves Me (Top Rank RM348)
  • 1964 Burning Bridges (Capitol T2035)
  • 2015 Way To Survive (Bluelight BLR 33176)

Jack Scott Singles

“Baby, She’s Gone”
b/w “You Can Bet Your Bottom Dollar”
“Two Timing’ Woman”
b/w “I Need Your Love”

“My True Love” /
“With Your Love” /
“Goodbye Baby” /

“I Never Felt Like This”
b/w “Bella”
“The Way I Walk”
b/w “Midgie”
“There Comes A Time”
b/w “Baby Marie”

“What in the World’s Come Over You”
b/w “Baby, Baby”
“Burning Bridges” /
“Oh, Little One”
“What Am I Living For”
b/w “Indiana Waltz” (from Jack Scott)
“It Only Happened Yesterday” /
“Cool Water”
b/w “Go Wild Little Sadie”
b/w “Old Time Religion” (from The Spirit Moves Me)

“Is There Something On Your Mind”
b/w “I Found A Woman” (Non-album track)
“A Little Feeling (Called Love)”
b/w “Now That I” (Non-album track)
“My Dream Come True”
b/w “Strange Desire” (Non-album track)
“Steps One And Two”
b/w “One Of These Days” (Non-album track)
“If Only”
b/w “Green Green Valley”

“Cry Cry Cry”
b/w “Grizzly Bear”
“The Part Where I Cry”
b/w “You Only See What You Wanna See”
“Sad Story”
b/w “I Can’t Hold Your Letters (In My Arms)”

“Laugh and The World Laughs With You”
b/w “Strangers” (Non-album track)
“All I See Is Blue”
b/w “Meo Myo”
“There’s Trouble Brewin'”
b/w “Jingle Bells Slide”

“I Knew You First”
b/w “Blue Skies (Moving In On Me)”
“What A Wonderful Night Out”
b/w “Wiggle On Out”
“Thou Shalt Not Steal”
b/w “I Prayed For An Angel”
“Tall Tales”
b/w “Flakey John”

“I Don’t Believe In Tea Leaves”
b/w “Separation’s Now Granted”
“Don’t Hush The Laughter”
b/w “Let’s Learn To Live and Love Again”
“I Hope I Think I Wish”
b/w “Looking For Linda”

“Before The Bird Flies”
b/w “Insane”

“My Special Angel”
b/w “I Keep Changing My Mind”

“Billy Jack”
b/w “Mary Marry Me”

“May You Never Be Alone”
b/w “Face To The Wall”

“You’re Just Gettin’ Better”
b/w “As You Take A Walk Through My Mind”

“Burning Bridges” (with Carroll Baker)

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