Freddie Scott: RIP

Freddie Scott: You Got What I Need
From 7″ (Shout, 1968). Also available on UBB 24.

Alas, Freddie Scott has died. The singer behind, “Hey Girl” and “Cry To Me” but the height of his career was in the 1960s and most casual soul fans don’t know much about his catalog. However, he achieved a certain kind of immortality within the hip-hop generation when Biz Markie interpolated his 1968 single, “(You) Got What I Need” for “Just a Friend.” I can play this song anywhere and people go nuts – it’s just that good.

In Dangerous Rhythm has a far more thorough dedication of different Scott songs.