(2002/BGO) 24 tracks.
Originally released in 1960 on the Top Rank label, these albums are commanding prices of £25 and £65 each respectively on the current collectors’ market.
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Jack Scott (born Jack Scafone, Jr., January 28, 1936) moved to the outskirts of Detroit when he was ten years old. At 18, he formed the Southern Drifters and after leading the band for three years, he signed to ABC as a solo artist in 1957. Over the next year, he released a handful of singles for the label, before moving to Carlton Records the following year. His double-A-sided debut for Carlton, ‘My True Love’/’Leroy’, became a huge hit, with the first song peaking at No. 3 and the latter at No. 11; it also became a Top Ten hit in England. During the next two years, Scott had a number of minor hits for Carlton, highlighted by the No. 8 hit ‘Goodbye Baby’(autumn 1958). On most of these tracks, the Chantones provided vocal support.
Late in 1959, he signed with Top Rank. His first single for the label, ‘What In The World’s Come Over You’, became a No. 5 hit early in 1960. It was followed by the No. 3 single ‘Burning Bridges’. Over the next two years, his singles progressively charted at lower positions than their predecessors, and early in 1961, he signed with Capitol RecordsScott continued to vacillate between cowboy crooner and rough-edged rocker throughout the remainder of the ‘60s and ‘70s, recording for a variety of labels. In 1974, he had a minor country hit with ‘You’re Just Gettin’ Better’. During the ‘80s and ‘90s, Scott occasionally turned up on the oldies circuit, still looking and sounding like a man you seriously didn’t want to mess with. (From the biography by Bill Dahl)