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Falling in Love is Wonderful

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How can it be, now that every footnotable LP has been reissued umpteen times, that a genuine gem could be lost for nearly 40 years? Never underestimate the power of music-biz chicanery, especially back then. Herman Lubinsky, owner of Savoy Records, forced the withdrawal of this masterpiece based on dubious contracts with Scott shortly after its 1963 release. What a crime: This seamlessly seductive set of 10 torch ballads, with deep blue piano by Ray Charles and lush string arrangements, might’ve made the androgynous Scott a star. Instead, he worked menial day jobs for the next two decades. AMBISEXUAL HEALING Marvin Gaye, who worshiped Scott’s singing, cherished this heartrending set, which had a singular ability to console him when he was down.

Falling in Love is Wonderful
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