Known for his high voice and depth of emotion, Scott found success late in life with his 1992 comeback album All the Way. The Grammy-nominated release earned him wide popularity in Europe and Asia, where he often sold out shows.
He recorded vocals for the Lionel Hampton Band’s “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” in 1949, but a dispute with his label, Savoy Records, prevented him from releasing material for 20 years. He was rediscovered at the age of 67 singing at a friend’s funeral.
In the U.S., Scott may best be remembered for his appearance on the series finale of Twin Peaks, in which he sung “Sycamore Trees,” co-written by the show’s creator, David Lynch. The musician also performed with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Lou Reed, and Michael Stipe.