Charles E. Scott made one of the strangest of all of the “Soul of Vietnam” songs. As L/Cpl Scott he reportedly recorded “From Vietnam With Love” on the battlefield. Back home in the US he issued it on his own Attack label out of his home town of Richmond, VA. He also cut other artists like Reginald C and Johnny Wonderful. As far as I know there were only the two 45s from this latter talented singer – one on Attack and one on Blue Star – with all four sides written and produced by Scott. It’s quite possible that they were all recorded at the one session so closely does the “feel” of the numbers resemble each other.
Forever And A Day is a strong southern ballad with Jimmy’s high baritone coming across strongly. The side of the Blue Star 45 – which has a West Coast address on it – that is wanted on the Northern dance scene is the short uptempo “Ain’t Nothing Shaking Here” but I prefer the slower side – surprise surprise. Tonight is a melodic mid paced song with a nice hook and some fine phrasing from Mr Wonderful. Background singers The Honey-bees had their own 45 on Attack and no doubt are the chorus on the Jimmy’s Attack release as well.