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RAYMOND SCOTT!<br>Crazed Super-Genius of Jazz!<br>Big Band Leader/Composer/Inventor,<br>whose music can be heard behind Bugs and Daffy,<br>Inventor of first synthesizer prototype!<br>Signed Vintage 8x10 Photo dated 1946<br>SOLD!

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Mr. Scott has written on this great 8x10 Bruno of Hollywood photo for the William Morris Agency:

"Nov 16, 46
To Joe with
very best wishes
Raymond Scott"

Raymond Scott's influence on American popular culture can not be measured.

Although many are not familiar with his name, everyone who's ever turned on a Saturday morning cartoon is familiar with his work.

Raymond Scott was a musical prodigy who could play piano by the age of two. In 1931 he took a job as a staff pianist for CBS Radio and soon began presenting his own bizzare compostions (with titles like "Confusion Among a Fleet of Taxicabs Upon Meeting with a Fare") to the orchestra. He formed his own group in 1936, which included famed trumpeter Bunny Berigan. Reportedly, Berigan later quit because the bizarre and meticulous structure of Scott's compostions left little room for improvisations.

Scott's records (with titles like "Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals," "Reckless Night on Board an Oceanliner" and "Boy Scout in Switzerland") were stunningly well recieved despite their daring inventiveness. His juxtaposed melodies, odd time signatures and quirky arrangements were by no means a standard formula for success, but the public loved them.

Although Scott never penned a singly note specifially for use in cartoons, in 1941 Warner Bros musical director Carl Stalling purchased Scott's entire back catalog and began using the compositions as cartoon soundtracks for Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and the lot.

Scott began a lucrative career writing commercial jingles and the occasional Broadyway musical, but in 1946 (the year in which this phot was signed), he founded Manahattan Research, Inc., the world's first electronic music studio.

Scott's crowning achievement with Manhattan Research was the invention of the Electronium, the first synthesizer. Many other inventions were to follow and one of Scott's proteges was a young man named Robert Moog, who later invented the Moog syntheziser.

In the early 60s, Scott released a three volume set entitled "Soothing Sounds for Baby", intended as a tool to sooth restless infants. These beautifully ambient recordings would, ironically, inspire many electronic artists of the future, among them Brian Eno and Phillip Glass.

Raymond Scott's music and career have won the praises of many modern rock artists such as REM, Henry Rollins, Andy Partridge of XTC, and David J of Bauhaus.

For more information about Raymond Scott, please visit the officical Raymond Scott website at

An amazing career from a true American original.

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