Raymond Scott (born Harry Warnow, September 10, 1908 – February 8, 1994) was an American composer, band leader, pianist, record producer, and inventor of electronic instruments.
Though Scott never scored cartoon soundtracks, his music is familiar to millions because Carl Stalling adapted it in over 120 Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and other Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. His compositions may also be heard in The Ren and Stimpy Show (which uses Scott's recordings in twelve episodes), The Simpsons, Duckman, Animaniacs, The Oblongs, and Batfink. The only time he composed to accompany animation was three 20-second commercial jingles for County Fair Bread in 1962.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 10, 1908 (Brooklyn), Died February 8, 1994 (Van Nuys)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1946
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-82320||10-in.||4/17/1934||Christmas night in Harlem||Johnny Mercer ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Jack Teagarden||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||composer|
|Victor||BS-07804||10-in.||4/15/1937||Twilight in Turkey||Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-07929||10-in.||4/23/1937||Twilight in Turkey||Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-010373||10-in.||6/1/1937||Powerhouse||Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-021432||10-in.||3/11/1938||Toy trumpet||Frank Dailey ; Stop and Go Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BS-028938||10-in.||11/10/1938||War dance for a wooden Indian||Richard Himber Rhythmic Pyramids Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-028941||10-in.||11/10/1938||Minuet in jazz||Richard Himber Rhythmic Pyramids Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-038127||10-in.||7/24/1939||In an 18th century drawing room||Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-038128||10-in.||7/24/1939||Siberian sleigh ride||Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-038425||10-in.||7/19/1939||In an eighteenth century drawing room||Bob Hamilton Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||BS-038427||10-in.||7/19/1939||Dinner music for a pack of hungry cannibals||Bob Hamilton Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||BS-041916||10-in.||8/24/1939||Boy Scout in Switzerland||Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||D6VB-2539||10-in.||7/26/1946||Tia Juana||Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Gramophone||0EA5341||10-in.||9/16/1937||Toy trumpet||Jack Harris Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Decca||70385||10-in.||2/24/1942||Caterpillar creep||Raymond Scott Orchestra||composer|
|Decca||70386||10-in.||2/24/1942||Eight letters in the mailbox||Raymond Scott Orchestra||composer|
|Decca||70387||10-in.||2/24/1942||Kodachrome||Raymond Scott Orchestra||composer|
|Decca||70388||10-in.||2/24/1942||Symphony under the stars||Raymond Scott Orchestra||composer|
|Decca||70709||10-in.||5/4/1942||Carrier pigeon||Raymond Scott Orchestra||composer|
|Decca||70710||10-in.||5/4/1942||Secret agent||Raymond Scott Orchestra||composer|
|Decca||70711||10-in.||5/4/1942||Pan American hot spot||Raymond Scott Orchestra||composer|
|Decca||70712||10-in.||5/4/1942||Careful conversation at a diplomatic function||Raymond Scott Orchestra||composer|
|Decca||73411||3/4/1946||Imperial march||Raymond Scott Orchestra||composer|
|Decca||73412||3/4/1946||Dirge||Raymond Scott Orchestra||composer|
|Decca||73413||3/4/1946||See the monkey||Mary Martin||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Scott, Raymond," accessed February 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104995.
Scott, Raymond. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104995.
"Scott, Raymond." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 February 2023.
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