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

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