Hot New Single “Sweet Valentine” Released For Valentines Day By Ray Charles “Raelette” Cynthia Scott

February 11, 2020
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Ms. Cynthia Scott, the award-winning jazz, blues, R&B and gospel vocalist, whose voice lit up the stage with the iconic hitmaker Ray Charles, has a new single out especially for Valentines' Day called "Sweet Valentine."

The former “Raelette”, born in Arkansas, is a resident of New York City. This single is a dedication to all those inclined to pursue the romantic and tender side of their love life. It is playful, fun and joyous, bound to please that special someone.

The song was written by a long time friend and musical collaborator, Xavier Chavez. Gone, but not forgotten, Chavez gave Cynthia Scott the song over 20 years ago. With a lyric by Ann Lisa Magid, Chavez would, no doubt, consider this a definitive version.

It took a long time for this song to find it’s way into the world, it is certainly here to stay.


Ms. Scott delivers a lighthearted vocal that is buoyant and artistically presented. Known for her romantic and emotional performances, "Sweet Valentine" swings deeply and soulfully. A soul-jazz singer of the highest order, Scott literally puts heart and soul into every note.

The pianist on the date is Jeb Patton, bringing together traditional piano stylings with a modern jazz approach. Bassist Paul Beaudry, a mainstay on the Cynthia Scott bandstand, provides warm support with a touch of edge that makes this recording effervescent. “Dwayne “Cook” Broadnaux, a key element to the Cynthia Scott sound, swings the band with artful subtlety.

Ms. Scott in live performance engages the audience with stories and anecdotes of each tune she sings. An actress and playwright of distinction, her focus is communication.

With "Sweet Valentine", Scott’s impeccable timing, swinging phrasing and the deep conviction of surrendering to the lyric is delivered with ease. The vocal is about the interplay between lovers that is both enticing and inviting, asking for that most elusive of emotional caresses, the declaration of love.

Every Valentines Day the restaurants are packed, reservations to the hottest venues are unavailable and on every playlist, love song regulars will appear. Here is a new song to add to a personal playlist, or perhaps send to a valentine with a dozen roses, no reservation required to impress that special someone.

Cynthia Scott brings an element of both the tried and true and new inspiration to the vocal repertoire of today. A songwriter herself, her recordings testify to her strong belief in the good of the world. As a songwriter, she focuses on love, relationships and bringing healing to a world struggling to survive.

Ms. Scott's support of causes like Alzheimer’s and her strong desire to make the world a better place through music is showcased on her most recent CD: “Dream For One Bright World”. This project was recently remastered and re-released due to popular demand because so many people have said, “It needs to be heard now……”

Ms. Scott"s roots are deep are embedded in gospel beginnings. The 10th of 12 children born to a preacher father gives the “street cred” to talk about love and spirit. This is accomplished eloquently and joyfully, in this new release, “SWEET VALENTINE”.

“SWEET VALENTINE” will also be featured on the new Cynthia Scott recording, "Hear It For Yourself” coming soon ON TIC TOC RECORDS.

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