The late Peggy Scott Adams lived two successful lives after miraculous retirement comeback

Tributes are pouring in from the blues and soul world after the news of the death of the iconic Peggy Scott Adams broke earlier this week.

The inspiring soul star Peggy Scott Adams has passed away at the age of 74, a loved one has confirmed on social media.

At the time of writing, there has been no cause of death confirmed for the late singer, who passed away at her home in Pensacola, Florida on Monday, March 27, 2023.

The Alabama native was known for an illustrious life in the world of music and famously revived her career as a singer when it looked like she had left fame behind back in the 90s.

Peggy Scott Adams death sees family of late Marvin Sease pay tribute

Leading the tributes paid online to Scott Adams was the family of late blues and soul singer, Marvin Sease, who was known for hits including I’m Mr Jody and I Gotta Clean Up.

“Rest In Peace to THE Peggy Scott-Adams”, read the statement from Sease’s family, “She was one of the entertainers in the industry that personally reached out to me when my Dad passed back in 2011.”

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“From my family to the family of Mrs Peggy Scott Adams, I am praying for your strength at this time. The Blues world lost another legend, but Blues Heaven added another member of the choir. Be sure to hug my Dad up there when you see him. Job well done!”

A loved one of Scott Adam’s joined Sease’s family in paying tribute, writing: “She gave the best hugs and always smelled so good not to mention would sing you to tears! May you rest in the loving arms of Jesus. Love you Auntie Peggy.”

The first coming of Peggy Scott Adams in the 60s

Scott Adams was born in Opp, Alabama in June 1948 though she spent her childhood in Pensacola, Florida, and, before she was famous, Scott Adams got a pretty good first gig in the music business.

Prior to her solo artist career, Scott Adams got her first taste of the music industry as teen, when she toured as a backup vocalist for Stand By Me singer, Ben E King.

Scott Adams first came to fame in her own right in the late 1968s, and had a number of successful collaborations with fellow soul singer Jo Jo Benson, most notably including the endearing 1969 hit, I Want To Love You Baby.

But Scott Adams’ first stint in the music industry was short-lived. Unfortunately for the Soulshake singer, despite the fact she had been signed to a successful label, Scott Adams had effectively left the industry by the early 1970s and was soon back working a normal job.

Adams revived her career in the 90s

Thankfully though, rumor has it that Scott Adams was convinced by soul producer Jimmy Lewis to return to the studio in the 1990s, and her decision to accept was a wise one.

Scott Adams released the first album of her revival, Help Yourself, in 1996 to critical acclaim. The project reached number one on the US Blues chart, and helped to kickstart a career that looked like it was all but done.

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By far the biggest track on Help Yourself, and arguably the main driver behind the album’s success, was Bill – the album’s opening song that detailed the painful experience of finding out your partner is in love with someone else.

So much was the success of Bill that Scott Adams went on to revisit the track more than 15 years later, an dedicated a whole album to the song – a release dubbed Life After Bill.

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