Raymond Scott

Real Name:
Harry Warnow
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Born: 09/10/1908 in Brooklyn, NY.
Died: 02/08/1994 in North Hills, CA.

Composer, bandleader and inventor Raymond Scott was among the unheralded pioneers of contemporary experimental music.

Of all of Scott's accomplishments of 1949, however, none was more important than the Electronium, one of the first synthesizers ever created. An "instantaneous composing machine," the Electronium generated original music via random sequences of tones, rhythms, and timbres; Scott himself denied it was a prototype synthesizer — it had no keyboard — but as one of the first machines to create music by means of artificial intelligence, its importance in pointing the way towards the electonic compositions of the future is undeniable. His other inventions included the "Karloff," an early sampler capable of recreating sounds ranging from sizzling steaks to jungle drums; the Clavinox, a keyboard Theremin complete with an electronic sub-assembly designed by a then 23-year-old Robert Moog; and the Videola, which fused together a keyboard and a TV screen to aid in composing music for films and other moving images.

By the middle of the 1960s, Scott began turning increasingly away from recording and performing to focus on writing and inventing; a 1969 musical celebrating the centennial of Kentucky Bourbon was his last orchestral work, with his remaining years spent solely on electronic composition. Among his latter-day innovations was an early programmable polyphonic sequencer, which along with the Electronium later caught the attention of Motown chief Berry Gordy Jr., who in 1971 tapped Scott to head the label's electronic music research and development team. After retiring six years later, he continued writing — his last known piece, 1986's "Beautiful Little Butterfly," was created on MIDI technology.
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Albums

365 Hit Parade #365 — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott, Mark Warnow's Orchestra, Eileen Wilson, Jeff Clark (6), The Hit Paraders Raymond Scott, Mark Warnow's Orchestra, Eileen Wilson, Jeff Clark (6), The Hit Paraders - Hit Parade #365(Vinyl, 16", Transcription) Armed Forces Radio Service 365 US 1949 Sell This Version
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LPBR-5007 Raymond Scott Conducts The Rock 'N Roll Symphony — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott Raymond Scott Conducts The Rock 'N Roll Symphony (Album) Everest LPBR-5007 US 1958 Sell This Version
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RM 335 The Unexpected — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott And The Secret 7 Raymond Scott And The Secret 7 - The Unexpected (Album) Top Rank International RM 335 US 1960 Sell This Version
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LN 24085 Soothing Sounds For Baby Volume III (12-18 Months) — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott Soothing Sounds For Baby Volume III (12-18 Months) Epic LN 24085 US 1964 Sell This Version
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LN 24083 Soothing Sounds For Baby Volume I (1 To 6 Months) — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott Soothing Sounds For Baby Volume I (1 To 6 Months) (Album) Epic LN 24083 US 1964 Sell This Version
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LN 24084 Soothing Sounds For Baby Volume II (6-12 Months) — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott Soothing Sounds For Baby Volume II (6-12 Months) Epic LN 24084 US 1964 Sell This Version
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none A Man Named Brown — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott, Dick Stern Raymond Scott, Dick Stern - A Man Named Brown(LP) Not On Label none US 1970 Sell This Version
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ST-CD-543 The Raymond Scott Project Volume One: Powerhouse — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott The Raymond Scott Project Volume One: Powerhouse(CD, Album, Mono) Stash Records Inc. ST-CD-543 US 1991 Sell This Version
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EW 9410 Celebration On The Planet Mars - A Tribute To Raymond Scott — Raymond Scott The Wooden Indians, Raymond Scott The Wooden Indians, Raymond Scott - Celebration On The Planet Mars - A Tribute To Raymond Scott (Album) VPRO Eigenwijs EW 9410 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
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30-90362 Manhattan Minuet — Raymond Scott The Beau Hunks Sextette Performs The Musical Works Of Raymond Scott The Beau Hunks Sextette Performs The Musical Works Of Raymond Scott - Manhattan Minuet(CD, Album) Basta 30-90362 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
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30-9097-2 The Chesterfield Arrangements 1937-38 — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott - The Metropole Orchestra* Featuring The Beau Hunks Saxtette Raymond Scott - The Metropole Orchestra* Featuring The Beau Hunks Saxtette - The Chesterfield Arrangements 1937-38 (Album) VPRO Eigenwijs, Basta 30-9097-2 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
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30-9078-2, 90782 Manhattan Research Inc. — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott Manhattan Research Inc. Basta, Basta 30-9078-2, 90782 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
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30-9118-2 Raymond Scott, The Metropole Orchestra* Raymond Scott, The Metropole Orchestra* - "Kodachrome"(CD, Album) Basta 30-9118-2 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
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30-9157-2 1948-1949: Ectoplasm — Raymond Scott The Raymond Scott Quintet*, Raymond Scott The Raymond Scott Quintet*, Raymond Scott - 1948-1949: Ectoplasm(CD, Album) Basta 30-9157-2 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
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30-9317-2 Suite for Violin and Piano — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott, Arnold Eidus, Carlo Bussotti, Davide Rossi, Ramon Dor Raymond Scott, Arnold Eidus, Carlo Bussotti, Davide Rossi, Ramon Dor - Suite for Violin and Piano(CD, Album) Basta 30-9317-2 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
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30-9321-2 Raymond Scott Rewired — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott, The Evolution Control Committee, The Bran Flakes, Go Home Productions Raymond Scott, The Evolution Control Committee, The Bran Flakes, Go Home Productions - Raymond Scott Rewired(CD, Album) Basta 30-9321-2 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
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3093432 Three Willow Park: Electronic Music From Inner Space, 1961–1971 — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott Three Willow Park: Electronic Music From Inner Space, 1961–1971 (Album) Basta 3093432 Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
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MH-8015 The Jingle Workshop: Midcentury Musical Miniatures 1951–1965 — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott Featuring Dorothy Collins Raymond Scott Featuring Dorothy Collins - The Jingle Workshop: Midcentury Musical Miniatures 1951–1965 (Album) Modern Harmonic MH-8015 US 2019 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

PHILCO-9 Demonstration Record / Blueberry Hill — Raymond Scott Gene Autry / Raymond Scott Gene Autry / Raymond Scott - Demonstration Record / Blueberry Hill(Shellac, 10") Columbia PHILCO-9 US 1939 Sell This Version
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B-1655 Spotlite — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott Spotlite(7", EP, Mono) Columbia B-1655 US 1952 Sell This Version
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108 Can This Be The End Of A Dream / Break My Heart Gently — Raymond Scott Dorothy Collins With Orchestra Conducted By Raymond Scott Dorothy Collins With Orchestra Conducted By Raymond Scott - Can This Be The End Of A Dream / Break My Heart Gently Audivox 108 US 1954 Sell This Version
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9-19309 How High The Moon / What Is This Thing Called Love — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott How High The Moon / What Is This Thing Called Love (Single) Everest 9-19309 US 1959 Sell This Version
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45-16567 Dorothea / Carribea — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott Dorothea / Carribea(7", Single) Dot Records 45-16567 US 1963 Sell This Version
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U-16986 Go Greyhound...And Leave The Driving To Us — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott / Vern Kelley Raymond Scott / Vern Kelley - Go Greyhound...And Leave The Driving To Us(7", Single) Universal Recording Corp. U-16986 US 1963 Sell This Version
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Compilations

1095 One Night Stand With Raymond Scott, 1940 — Raymond Scott Raymond Scott One Night Stand With Raymond Scott, 1940(LP, Comp) Joyce 1095 US 1981 Sell This Version