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Robert William Scott

Robert William Scott

By the time his eponymous LP flopped out on Reflection in 1970, Robert William “Bobby” Scott had 24 full-length records to his name, a Grammy Award, a #13 track on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and had toured and recorded with Louis Prima, Chet Baker, and Quincy Jones. Did we mention his massive hit for The Beatles? We’ll get there.

A student of the La Follette School of Music, Scott began working as a professional musician at the tender age of eleven. A pianist and vibraphonist by trade, Scott was an instrument renaissance man, and could handle cello, clarinet, accordion, and double bass with equal proficiency. Don’t get us started on that voice—so powerful and tender it echoes in your bones. A masterclass in songwriting, featuring Scott’s classic ballads “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” and “Willoughby Grove,” the album captures the passage of time’s bittersweet nostalgia with an elegance and weight few have been able to achieve.

Track List

  1. Robert William Scott Glory, Glory Hallelujah
  2. Robert William Scott Willoughby Grove
  3. Robert William Scott That's Where My Brother Sleeps
  4. Robert William Scott Allegheny
  5. Robert William Scott Where Are You Going?
  6. Robert William Scott He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
  7. Robert William Scott Woman In The Window
  8. Robert William Scott I Wish I Could Walk Away
  9. Robert William Scott Rivers Of Time
  10. Robert William Scott A Taste Of Honey