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Peggy Scott-Adams


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Peggy Scott-Adams (born June 25, 1948, Queens, New York) is a Soul and R&B African-American female singer. Although not well-known by the mainstream music world, she is known by knowledgeable blues fans, sometimes by the former name of Peggy Scott. Sometimes she is also known as “The Little Lady with the Big Voice”.

Early life and career
Peggy Scott-Adams grew up as a child from a very small typical town of Opp in Alabama. Throughout her early career, Peggy Scott toured with Ben E. King as a teenager and hit the Top 40 three times as a duet act with Jo Jo Benson back in the 1960s. She came back strong in the late 1990s after decades of inactivity with the top-seller song called “Bill,” a wildly popular contemporary blues song about a story of a woman whose man has been fooling around —- with another man.
Not long after that, Peggy Scott had been out of the music business since the late 1960s, and subsequently she was working as a lounge singer in Pensacola, Florida until she moved to California and married a Compton city commissioner in 1988. She was then persuaded to return to the studio by singer/songwriter/producer, Jimmy Lewis. With his guidance, they recorded her solo debut album called Help Yourself released on October 22, 1996.

Solo career
One of the Jimmy Lewis songs was a novelty track which twisted the common complaint of a wife keeping her man faithful. The twist was that her man had romantic and sexual desires for another man. This complaint is more commonplace today. Released as a single the song, “Bill”, initially just to blues radio stations, it also began getting airplay on Urban contemporary radio and soon gained most-requested status at several larger stations.


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  • LilMadeaZ

    ♥ luv her sounds ♥

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • kingsmurf_2

    came across this artist by chance , just loved the voice .. singing at its best

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    "Your Divorce Has Been Denied" has become one of my favourite hit songs of hers. The songs from her two Gospel albums should be included here.

    25 Apr 2009 Reply

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