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Raymond Scott

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 10th, 1908 (Brooklyn), Died February 8th, 1994 (Van Nuys)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 27 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  
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  
Decca 73414 3/4/1946 Where are you Mary Martin composer  
(Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Scott, Raymond," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104995.

Scott, Raymond. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104995.

"Scott, Raymond." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104995

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