For the Minnesota politician, see Peggy Scott (politician).
Peggy Scott-Adams (born Peggy Stoutmeyer, June 25, 1948) is an African-American soul and R&B singer. She is sometimes known by her former name of Peggy Scott, and billed as "The Little Lady with the Big Voice".
Early life and career:
Peggy Stoutmeyer was born and grew up in the small town of Opp, Alabama. Throughout her early career, Scott toured with Ben E. King as a teenager and hit the Top 40 three times with "Lover's Holiday" (July 1968), "Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries" (November 1968), and "Soulshake" (February 1969) as a duet act with Jo Jo Benson. All of these singles were released by SSS International Records.
Not long after that, out of the music industry since the late 1960s, she was working as a lounge singer in Pensacola, Florida, until she moved to California and married Robert L. Adams Sr., a Compton, California City Commissioner, in 1988, and took a hiatus from her musical career.
She was then persuaded to return to the studio by singer/songwriter/producer Jimmy Lewis. With his guidance, they recorded her solo debut album, Help Yourself, released on October 22, 1996.
One of the Jimmy Lewis songs was a track about a woman complaining that her husband had romantic and sexual desires for another man. Released as a single initially just to blues radio stations, the song, "Bill", it also began getting airplay on Urban contemporary radio and soon gained most-requested status at several larger stations. It peaked at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video to "Bill" also became popular. The album, "Help Yourself" began selling well, making the Billboard 200 albums chart, peaking at #72, #9 on the R&B chart and #1 on the Top Blues Albums chart.
The release of Contagious later in 1997 also featured the hit single "Spousal Abuse", which tackled the issue of domestic abuse in relationships. Her third album, Undisputed Queen, was released in 1999. She continued in 2000 with Live in Alabama & More, which featured the ballad, "When I'm With You" and the dance track "Sweaty Men". Both singles became hits. The next album was Hot & Sassy, and featured hit singles in "Mr. Right Or Mr. Wrong", "If I'm Still Not Married" and "Your Divorce Has Been Denied".
Her fifth album, Busting Loose, was released in 2003. It featured the lead single, "If You Wanna Hear Me Holler, Lick Me Up Some Dollars". In 2006, she issued her first gospel album entitled God Can, And He Will. Her second gospel album, Back To The Roots, was released in 2009 on her own independent label, Nora Records.
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