Rhoda Scott

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Rhoda Scott

Rhoda Scott (born July 3, 1938) is an African-American soul jazz organist.

The daughter of an African Methodist Episcopal (AME) minister, Scott spent much of her childhood in New Jersey, where she learned to play organ in the churches where her father served. Soon she was organist for youth and gospel choirs. Scott later studied classical piano, but she concentrated on the organ, eventually earning a Master's degree in music theory from the Manhattan School of Music.[citation needed]

Scott was first attracted to the organ in her father’s church at age seven. "It's really the most beautiful instrument in the world", she stated in a recent interview. "The first thing I did was take my shoes off and work the pedals."[1] From then on she always played her church organ in her bare feet, and to this date she has continued the practice.[2]

In 1967 Scott moved to France, where she has since spent most of her career.

Discography[edit]

  • 1962: Hey! Hey! Hey! (Tru-Sound/Prestige TSLP-15013)
  • 1963: Live! at the Key Club (Tru-Sound/Prestige TSLP-15014)
  • 1969: A L'Orgue Hammond: Take A Ladder (RSB [Rhoda Scott's label] 331; reissue: Barclay 920.168 in 1970)
  • 1970: A L'Orgue Hammond, Vol. 2 (Barclay 920.126)
  • 1971: A L'Orgue Hammond, Vol. 3: Come Bach To Me (Barclay 920.240)
  • 1971: Live at the Olympia (Barclay 920.379/80 [2LP]; CD reissue: Gitanes Jazz 549879 in 2001)
  • 1973: A L'Orgue Hammond: Ballades No. 1 (Barclay 920.430; reissue: Barclay 80.574 in 1975)
  • 1974: A L'Orgue Hammond, Vol. 4: Mach 2 (Barclay 920.350)
  • 1974: Succès de L'Orgue (Barclay 950.065) - compilation
  • 1974: Live at the Club Saint-Germain (Barclay 80.535/36 [2LP]; CD reissue: Universal 0600753021682 in 2007)
  • 1975: A L'Orgue Hammond: Ballades No. 2 (Barclay 80.575)
  • 1975: A L'Orgue Hammond: Ballades No. 3 (Barclay 80.576)
  • 1975: Rhoda Scott Budapesten (Pepita [Hungary] SLPX-17487)
  • 1975: 16 Grands Succès (Barclay 200.388) - compilation
  • 1976: Rhoda Scott in New York + Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band (Barclay 90.068; reissue: Barclay 200.424 in 1982; CD reissue: Barclay 813590)
  • 1977: Rhoda Scott + Kenny Clarke (Barclay 90.138; CD reissue: Gitanes Jazz 549287 in 2000)
  • 1977: Les Orgues de Noël (Barclay 90.147)
  • 1979: Le Disque D'or: Rhoda Scott (Barclay 90.326) - compilation
  • 1979: Molybdenum (Barclay 91.027)
  • 1980: Rhoda Scott Live (Barclay 91.063)
  • 1980: Take Five / In the Mood / Summertime... (Barclay 96.083 [2LP]) 1st LP=previously unreleased material; 2nd LP=compilation of released material from 1975-1977.
  • 1981: Stay (A L'Orgue Hammond) (Barclay 200.273)
  • 1982: Moanin' (A L'Orgue Hammond) (Barclay 200.425)
  • 1983: Negro Spirituals (Chantés Et Interprétés A L'Orgue Hammond Par Rhoda Scott) (Barclay 817102)
  • 1984: Classiques & Jazz (A L'Orgue Hammond) (Barclay 823804)
  • 1991: Summertime (Verve 847862) - CD compilation
  • 1991: Rhoda Scott Live (Verve 847863) - CD compilation; different from Barclay 91.063
  • 1991: Rhoda Scott and Guests (Verve 847864) - CD compilation
  • 1991: Negro Spirituals (Verve 511477) - CD compilation; different from Barclay 817102
  • 1991: Stardust (Verve 511478) - CD compilation
  • 1991: Take Five (Verve 511479) - CD compilation
  • 1992: Frame For the Blues (Verve 513294)
  • 1993: Feelin' the Groove (Verve 521304)
  • 1994: Les Orgues de Noël (Verve 527035) - CD compilation; different from Barclay 90.147
  • 1997: Alone (Verve 537635)
  • 2003: The Hammond Organ of Christmas (Sunnyside SSC-3017)
  • 2003: Encore, Encore, Encore... (Sunnyside SSC-3027)
  • 2006: From C to Shining C (Doodlin' DR-001)
  • 2010: Beyond the Sea (Doodlin' DR-013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Death and Rebirth of the Hammond B-3". Wall Street Journal. January 8, 2002. 
  2. ^ luxury-heritage.com contains multiple press reviews confirming this

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