Those who remember The Great “Little Jimmy” will welcome this recording with Joy. It not only comes as a great epitaph and the summary of his unusual carrier but also, as a package with documentary paying tribute to his life achievement, it makes a full circle.
Without going into the details, except two tracks which are actually tributes to Jimmy: Folks Who Live On The Hill and I Remember You, all remaining ten are Jimmy’s favourite standards he repeatedly performed all his life. Some of them became pillars of his Legend. Like the opening Motherless Child. This traditional Negro Spiritual has its special meaning, and in Jimmy’s interpretation it strikes your heart just like Abel Meeropol’s Strange Fruit sung by Billie Holiday. There is no other version after that which can be considered serious.