Lloyd Scott

Lloyd Scott (b. August 21, 1902 in Springfield, Ohio) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.

In the 1920s Lloyd and his brother Cecil Scott co-led an ensemble which initially played locally in Ohio, then moved on to play in Pittsburgh and then Harlem. At various times they performed as Cecil Scott and His Bright Boys and Lloyd Scott's Symphonic Syncopators, changing their name often (as was common among early jazz ensembles). Among the sidemen in this ensemble were Dicky Wells, Frankie Newton, Bill Coleman, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Hodges, and Chu Berry. As Lloyd Scott and His Orchestra, they recorded in 1927; these were Wells's first appearance on record. After 1929 Lloyd gave up active performance in the band and became its manager, and it performed as Cecil Scott's Bright Boys until its dissolution.

While Cecil went on to perform widely as a sideman, Lloyd did little further work in music and was generally forgotten until a resurgence in interest in Harlem Renaissance jazz bands in the 1980s.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 21st, 1902 (Springfield), Died January 1st, 2000

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums, leader

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37529 10-in. 1/10/1927 Harlem shuffle Lloyd Scott Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-37530 10-in. 1/10/1927 Symphonic scronch Lloyd Scott Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-37531 10-in. 1/10/1927 Happy hour Lloyd Scott Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-57709 10-in. 11/19/1929 Lawd, lawd Cecil Scott and his Bright Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-57710 10-in. 11/19/1929 In a corner Cecil Scott and his Bright Boys Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-57711 10-in. 11/19/1929 Bright boy blues Cecil Scott and his Bright Boys Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-57712 10-in. 11/19/1929 Springfield stomp Cecil Scott and his Bright Boys Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Scott, Lloyd," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112667.

Scott, Lloyd. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112667.

"Scott, Lloyd." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112667

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