Sunday, July 23, 2006

Raymond Scott

Taking a break in the action to note I listened to Recordially Yours Ray Smith’s radio show tonight, and the old Swing Buzzard was featuring some kind of comparison of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw [one with Gene Krupa on drums, the other with Buddie Rich]. Not easy comparison, because the material they duplicated was somewhat sparse. But Ray found that Goodman and Shaw both cut a number by Raymond Scott:Powerhouse. Raymond Scott is best known for Looney Toons stuff. Which is great. Great it was as well to hear these clarinet giants’ cuts on Scott. On Raymond

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