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Jimmy Scott - If You Only Knew
Jimmy Scott - If You Only Knew
Actors: Dwayne Cook Broadnax, Michael Kanan, David Ritz, Justin Robinson, Jimmy Scott
Director: Matthew Buzzell
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2005     1hr 16min

A moving and highly personal documentary about one of the great unsung heroes of jazz, Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew. This meditative portrait of Scott's odyssey of loss and redemption weaves together extensive interviews,...  more »


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Actors: Dwayne Cook Broadnax, Michael Kanan, David Ritz, Justin Robinson, Jimmy Scott
Director: Matthew Buzzell
Creators: Matthew Buzzell, Jacob Bricca, Brian Gerber, Diedrich Bader, Sylvio Sharif Tabet, Terry Mulroy
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Jazz
Studio: Rhino / Wea
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/11/2005
Original Release Date: 07/22/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 07/22/2004
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 16min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French

Movie Reviews

Jimmy Scott - If You Only Knew
Victor Cager | Dallas,TX USA | 06/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Every now and then a true artist comes along that tugs so strongly at your heart strings that tears began to flow, such is the case with Little Jimmy Scott.

God bless the two young men who had the foresight and common sense to do this documentary. I hope to hear and see more from them in the very near future!!!!

It's been a long time since I've cried so hard."
The Only One
zl177 | BAGNOLO IN PIANO, REGGIO EMILIA Italy | 01/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There'll never be another Jimmy Scott, no one can sing like he does. Little Jimmy is pure magic. Get it, get it, get it."
A must for any jazz collector
Stephen Mills | New York, NY | 01/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This beautiful DVD is simply a work of art."
El | San Diego, CA USA | 12/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These are not biography facts or "I'll show my knowledge- reviews", this is just what I think, I wrote it at the moment, and I pushed ENTER right away:
I was touched once before because of my love for Billie Holiday, a friend had invited me to his house and made me listen to this tune and I was taken away by this man who was the closest living voice that resembled her. Later, upon buying that CD, which I don't remember the name, I realized it was wishful thinking, but still this guy really intrigued me. That was in the late 80's, and it wasn't until recently that I saw this DVD in a store, and memories came back and I just had to buy it. This is a compelling view of a guy's humanity poured into the vitality that he gives to his singing, a very good explanation of how he sings like only he can. Early on in my life, I learned that every artist has a pathos, greek for passion, for something, here we learn about that passion in a very touching way. Corollary: if you don't get touched by this DVD, then you really don't have the right to proclaim that you are "into" jazz. To be into jazz, you have to feel, there might be a lot of good jazz artists out there, but only so few teach us how to feel the way they do. You can see clearly that this guy has conveyed his message to the world, he is not only an accomplished artist, but an accomplished human being, hence his happiness."