Raymond Scott

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Musicals & The Arts
Descriptive "tags": experimental electronic jazz avant-garde cartoon music early electronic space age pop instrumental Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia


Harry Warnow, 10 September 1908, Brooklyn, New York, USA, d. 8 February 1994, North Hills, California, USA. After extensive studies, Scott became popular on radio as pianist, composer and leader of a small band. Playing mostly dance music and popular songs of the day, plus a smattering of novelty numbers, many of which were his own compositions, his radio exposure had made him one of the best-known names in the USA by the end of the 30s. Although most of his radio work had been with a polished sextet, he decided to exploit his popularity by forming a big band. After some limited touring he was persuaded back into the studios, where he formed one of the first mixed-race bands to be heard regularly on American radio. Several hundred of his tunes, including the perennial ‘Powerhouse’, were licensed to Warner Bros. in 1943, ensuring that his music became indelibly linked to the golden age of cartoons, providing the background to the antics of immortal...

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