Detroit-based, Jimmy D Scott, shares his love for his adopted hometown and current stomping ground with his new music video and remake for the single “Shakey Ground.” When asked what the video means to him, he shares that “it means a lot; I am thankful to this great city, and all the wonderful Detroiters who came together on this project; a true “visionary” labor of love.” Although “Shakey Ground” is a remake, Scott explains that his producer, Atanas Illtch, came to him with the idea to cover the song, and he became excited, as he’s always loved the song, and to film the video was “the icing on the cake.”
Scott feels that Detroit is special musically and culturally because “the hard-working Motor City, and the deep rooted, great Motown Sounds have always been special, especially for a soul singer, with singers like the great, Aretha Franklin, and many, many more.” He’s also been making music since the 60s, well over 50 years, and has seen a lot of change in the music world, and he thinks that “the World Wide Web and the Internet has changed the game, and is great way to get your music and ideas exposed everywhere with the click of a mouse.”
Scott’s other influences include Michael Jackson during his time in the Jackson Five, Funkadelic’s, Ray Parker Junior, The Dramatics, The O’Jays, Al Green, Garland Green, Anita Baker and Tryone Davis, to name several.
Who was your first concert, and do you have an overall favorite?
Jimmy D Scott: James Brown, the godfather of soul Bob Dylan (favorite).
What was your first album on vinyl, CD and/or cassette?
Jimmy: James Brown
Which five artists or albums would you not want to live without?
Jimmy: Bruno Mars, Bob Dylan, Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin & The Dramatics
Which group and/or artist today do you think are creating great music? Bruno Mars
Do you have a guilty music or entertainment pleasure?