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Jimmy Scott (1925- ) by Photographer Unknown to Me | by RasMarley
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Jimmy Scott (1925- ) by Photographer Unknown to Me

Jimmy Scott, aka "Little" Jimmy Scott, is an American jazz vocalist famous for his unusually high contralto voice which is due to Kallmann's syndrome, a very rare genetic condition. The condition stunted his growth at four feet eleven inches until, at age 37, he grew another 8 inches to the height of five foot seven inches. The condition prevented him from reaching puberty, leaving him with a high, undeveloped voice, hence his nickname "Little" Jimmy Scott.

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Taken on June 24, 2011