Raymond Scott

Composer, Conductor, Musician
Largely unsung until his final years but quietly influential figure in film and TV music. Scott's greatest pop culture impact was on the aural component of Warner Bros. cartoons in their heyday of the 1930s, 40s and ... Read more »
Born: 09/10/1908 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (13)

Paul 2011 (Movie)

("Flying Saucers Rock 'N' Roll") (Song)

Sex, Love and Lies 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Song

I Spy 2002 (Movie)

("Rock the Party") (Song)

Search and Destroy 1995 (Movie)

("Moment Musical") (Composer)

Father Hood 1993 (Movie)

("Flying Saucers Rock & Roll") (Song)

The Pusher 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

Never Love a Stranger 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Your Hit Parade 1949 - 1958 (TV Show)

Music

The Trouble With Harry 1955 (Movie)

("Flagging the Train to Tuscaloosa") (Song)

Ali Baba Goes to Town 1936 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Happy Landing (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Biography

Largely unsung until his final years but quietly influential figure in film and TV music. Scott's greatest pop culture impact was on the aural component of Warner Bros. cartoons in their heyday of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Music arranger Carl Stalling utilized several of Scott's compositions in classic cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig and company. The Machine Age sounds of "Powerhouse," his most famous piece, was usually heard whenever there was an extended gag involving construction or machinery in operation. Scott's quirky and jazzy tunes have been joined with intense animation more recently on "The Ren and Stimpy Show" (Nickelodeon). A Hollywood music veteran, Scott provided songs for features including the Eddie Cantor vehicle, "Ali Baba Goes to Town" (1937) and Alfred Hitchcock's atypical deadpan comedy "The Trouble With Harry" (1955). His other feature music credits include "Never Love A Stranger" (1958) and "The Pusher" (1960).

Relationships

Daughter
had four survived him

Grandchild
had 16 survived him

Mitzi Scott

Wife
survived him

Milestones

1950

Served as music director for the popular TV variety series, "Your Hit Parade"

1948

Served as music director for "The Morey Amsterdam Show", a New Years Eve special from TV's early days

1937

Early feature credit, provided songs for the Eddie Cantor vehicle, "Ali Baba Goes to Town"

Provided music for Hollywood features in the late 1950s and early 60s

Worked as the head of electronic research and development at Motown Records

Had compositions utilized in Warner Bros. Cartoons of the 1930-50s

Worked as a big band leader throughout the 1940s

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