Raymond Scott

Harry Warnow

Also known as Bendix, Manhattan Research, R. Schott, R. Scott, R.Scott, Raymond Scott And The Secret Seven, Raymond Scott Y Su Orquesta De Salón, Scott

Short biography of Raymond Scott: 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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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Soothing Sounds For Baby - Volume 2: 6 To 12 Months 3
mp3, CD
1997 Basta
2 Soothing Sounds For Baby - Volume 1: 1 To 6 Months 5
mp3, CD
1997 Basta
3 Soothing Sounds For Baby - Volume 3: 12 To 18 Months 3
mp3, CD
1997 Basta
4 Manhattan Research Inc. 72
mp3, CD
2000
5 Soothing Sounds For Baby Volume II (6-12 Months) 3
mp3, CD
1999
6 Soothing Sounds For Baby Volume III (12-18 Months) 3
mp3, CD
1999
7 Soothing Sounds For Baby Volume I (1-6 Months) 5
mp3, CD
1999
8 Manhattan Research Inc. 69
mp3, CD
2001 Basta
9 The Music Of Raymond Scott - Reckless Nights And Turkish Twilights 23
mp3, CD
1992 Columbia
10 The Music Of Raymond Scott - Reckless Nights And Turkish Twilights 23
mp3, CD
1998 Basta
11 The Chesterfield Arrangements 1937-38 18
mp3, CD
1999 Basta
12 The Raymond Scott Project Volume One: Powerhouse 24
mp3, CD
1991 Stash Records
13 1948-1949: Ectoplasm 34
mp3, CD
2008-02-12 Basta
14 Raymond Scott Conducts The Rock 'N Roll Symphony 12
mp3, CD
1958 Everest
15 Soothing Sounds For Baby 14
mp3, CD
1999 Basta
16 Soothing Sounds For Baby Volume 1 : 1 To 6 Months 5
mp3, CD
1962 Epic
17 How High The Moon / What Is This Thing Called Love 2
mp3, CD
1959 Everest
18 Manhattan Minuet 14
mp3, CD
1996 Basta
19 Kodachrome 17
mp3, CD
2002 Basta
20 Raymond Scott Conducts The Rock 'N Roll Symphony 26
mp3, CD
2007 Acrobat Music
21 The Complete Raymond Scott Volume 1 (February 20, 1937- June 12, 1939) 26
mp3, CD
Ajaz Records
22 The Complete Raymond Scott Volume 2 (June 12, 1939 - December 21, 1939) 23
mp3, CD
Ajaz Records
23 Celebration On The Planet Mars - A Tribute To Raymond Scott 19
mp3, CD
1996 Basta
24 Raymond Scott Conducts The Rock 'N Roll Symphony 12
mp3, CD
2009 Essential Media Group
25 The Unexpected 12
mp3, CD
2003
26 The Unexpected 12
mp3, CD
2012 Basta
27 The Complete Raymond Scott Volume 3 (December 21, 1939 - September 10, 1940) 21
mp3, CD
Ajaz Records
28 The Music Of Raymond Scott - Reckless Nights And Turkish Twilights 23
mp3, CD
1992 Columbia
29 Warm Rain The Romantic Strings Of Raymond Scott 10
mp3, CD
Sunset Records
30 Raymond Scott Conducts The Rock 'N Roll Symphony 12
mp3, CD
1958 Everest
31 Toonerville Trolley 1940-1944 24
mp3, CD
2005 Jasmine Records
32 The Music Of Raymond Scott - Reckless Nights And Turkish Twilights 23
mp3, CD
1992 Columbia
33 Soothing Sounds For Baby 14
mp3, CD
2009 Basta
34 Rewired 19
mp3, CD
2014-03-00 Basta
35 Soothing Sounds For Baby Volume 1 : 1 To 6 Months 5
mp3, CD
1962 Epic

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