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GEORGE SCOTT

Recordings
The George Scott -lp featuring Jimi Hendrix features one of three so far discovered "original artist" -releases of the backing track best known as "Sweet Thang" (the other two were recorded by Billy LaMont & Lenny Howard, see the "Lonnie Youngblood backing tracks" -entry). The backing track itself was recorded in New York City in 1966, when George Scott overdubbed his vocals is unknown.

Also included on the lp is "I'm a Fool For You" aka "It's Gonna Take A Lot To Bring Me Back" aka "Gonna Take A Lot". Again, the same backing track was used for another version by a different artist (an unknown female, possibly Gloria Barnes). The version with female vocals has been included on several compilation mostly featuring fake Hendrix recordings (see the "Lonnie Youngblood fakes" -entry) so Jimi's involvement remains a bit questionable. He might be playing on the track, the George Scott -version has the guitar part mixed much more upfront and now that it's more audible it does sound more like it could be Jimi but I still need to have a few good listens before making up my mind on this...

Sweet Thang
Composers: Lonnie Youngblood, Johnny Brantley, Billy LaMont
Arranged by: T.Staff and Lonnie Youngblood ?
Recorded at: unknown recording studio, New York City, New York, USA
Engineer: ?
Producer: Johnny Brantley
Date: 1966
Vocals: George C. Scott
Backing vocals: unknown 1
Backing vocals: unknown 2
Drums: ?
Bass: ?
Piano: ?
Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Horns: Lonnie Youngblood

This track uses Take 3 of "Wipe The Sweat" as the backing track over which George C. Scott's vocals were overdubbed.

Mixes 1 & 2
These have Billy Lamont on vocals, see the "Lonnie Youngblood backing tracks" -entry for a complete rundown of all the variations of this track including the versions with alternate lyrics, "Wipe The sweat" & "Keep The Faith, Baby".

Mix 3 (2.32)
In stereo. Horns come in at c. 0.08.The backing track is basically the same as Take 3 of "Wipe The Sweat". The mix is very different but contains all the same instruments, the horns come in right at the start (unlike the Billy LaMont version where they come in much later) and both versions fade out at the same point. This version has the best sound quality of all the currently available versions, it's a very clear real stereo mix of the complete track. In addition to the lead vocal by George Scott there are also two backing vocalists on this track.
Available on:
Stereo version - Lp "Find Someone To Love" (Maple 6008)


I'm a Fool For You (aka It's Gonna Take A Lot To Bring Me Back)
Composers: Daisy Holland, Richard Poindexter
Recorded at: unknown recording studio, New York City, New York, USA
Engineer: ?
Producer: Johnny Brantley
Date: 1966
Vocals: George C. Scott
Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Horns: Lonnie Youngblood

This is the same track as "Gonna Take A Lot" aka "It's Gonna Take A Lot To Bring Me Back" but with different lyrics, see also the "Lonnie Youngblood Backing Tracks" -entry.