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Raymond Scott Quintette : 'Powerhouse' (1955)

Hits: 2854 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: Entertainment | Added by: Jake_Justus
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SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 2261 Posts
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 1:12:27 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?

SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 2261 Posts
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 1:09:57 AM
And OMG, these guys make everyone after 1940 or so sound sick and pathetic.

SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 2261 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 11:23:00 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.

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5243 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 10:47:02 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14515 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 10:34:01 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?

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5243 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 8:27:24 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.

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5243 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 8:03:52 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.

bordo
Male, 50-59, Western US
 781 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 6:03:13 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.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6099 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 5:27:08 PM
Was everyone born old in those days?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 4:37:46 PM

Bitchin visual effects bro

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5243 Posts
Monday, October 07, 2013 2:44:40 PM
Link: Raymond Scott Quintette : 'Powerhouse' (1955) [Rate Link] - If you grew up watching Bugs Bunny/Warner Brothers cartoons, you'll know these melodies.


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