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Date: 10/07/13 02:44 PM

11 Responses to Raymond Scott Quintette : `Powerhouse` (1955)

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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    October 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm
    Link: Raymond Scott Quintette : `Powerhouse` (1955) - If you grew up watching Bugs Bunny/Warner Brothers cartoons, you`ll know these melodies.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Bitchin visual effects bro
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    October 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm
    Was everyone born old in those days?
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    October 7, 2013 at 6:03 pm
    I was very surprised when I found out that both the chase tune and the assembly line tune were preexisting pieces of music instead purpose made for cartoons. Interesting early version of a 60`s light show.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    October 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    @bordo

    Warner Brothers purchased the Raymond Scott catalog, which gave Carl Stalling a lot of great pieces to adapt/arrange for the cartoons in the 40`s. So many of those pieces became part of our musical DNA.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    October 7, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    @drawman

    "Was everyone born old in those days?"

    Here`s a good one. The original drummer for the Raymond Scott Quintette was John Williams, Sr. -- the father of John Williams the film composer. I don`t know if that`s him in this clip.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 7, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    What does that quintette have six people in it? Maybe they`re not counting the drummer. After all, drummers really aren`t musicians, now, are they?
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    October 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    @Ollie

    Apparently, Scott liked the word "quintet" better than "sextet," and thought the French spelling "quintette" looked classy. So, he didn`t count himself.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
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    October 7, 2013 at 11:23 pm
    I love Raymond Scott, and yeah, I think nearly everyone back then did look old. Don`t know why, and it wasn`t everyone, because my parent`s wedding photo shows two kids, but yeah, look at old tv show videos and movies, and yeah. They did look old.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
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    October 8, 2013 at 1:09 am
    And OMG, these guys make everyone after 1940 or so sound sick and pathetic.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
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    October 8, 2013 at 1:12 am
    But Betty White looked like an attractive middle-aged woman in the fifties, and now, fifty years later, she pretty much looks the same, except she`s a bit creaky, and has white hair. Scary, eh?

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