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Raymond Scott – Manhattan Research Inc. (3xLP, Coloured vinyl)

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Original price $75.00
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Original price $75.00
Current price $60.00
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Current price $60.00
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"Raymond Scott was definitely a pioneer in the development of music technology and a pioneer in bringing them commercially as a musician on the application." -Robert Moog

Raymond Scott (1908-1994) was between the thirties and fifties a famous bandleader, composer and Pianist. Many of his playful riffs, which he originally recorded with the Raymond Scott Quintet between 1937 and 1939, are almost part of the genetic code of every human being, because at the time Warner Bros. music director Carl Starling adapted the riffs for over 100 Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons .

The rediscovery of Scott's original jazz recordings led to a belated appreciation of the forgotten genius in the 1990s. His early works were covered by the Kronos Quartet, Don Byron, the Metropole Orchestra, the Beau Hunks Sextets and countless others, while bands like Rush, They Might Be Giants, Devo and many, many more made use of "Powerhouse" from 1937 and the subjects found themselves in animated series like The Simpsons, Animaniacs and Duckman.

While Scott was active as a bandleader, rumours of an alter ego, an electronic music pioneer in a lab coat grew and while his work in this field was little published, that changed in 1997 with the re-issue of the "Soothing Sounds For Baby" trilogy from 1963. The trilogy contained calm electronic compositions designed to calm and delight children. In retrospect it is also clear that the pioneering spirit of Scott in terms of rhythmic minimalism from the synthesizer was finally carried over to Terry Riley, Phillip Glass, Kraftwerk and Brian Eno. But the "Soothing Sounds." Could not have expected what Basta showed with "Manhattan Research Inc." (MRI) - groundbreaking electronic music from the years 1956-1969.

Release details

Artist: Raymond Scott
Format: LP
Units: 3
Country: Netherlands


A01 Manhattan Research, Inc. Copyright
A02 Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.
A03 Bendix: "The Tomorrow People"
A04 Lightworks
A05 The Bass-Line Generator
A06 "Don'T Beat Your Wife Every Night!"
A07 "B.C. 1675"
A08 Vim
A09 Auto-Lite: Sta-Ful (Instrumental)
A10 Sprite "Melonball Bounce" (Instrumental)
A11 Sprite "Melonball Bounce"
A12 "Wheels That Go"
A13 "Limbo: The Organized Mind"
B01 "Portofino" #1
B02 County Fair
B03 Lady Gaylord
B04 Good Air
B05 Ibm Mt/St: "The Paperwork Explosion"
B06 Domino
B07 Super Cheer
B08 Cheer: Revision 3
B09 "Twilight In Turkey"
B10 Vicks: Medicated Cough Drops
B11 Vicks: Formula 44
B12 Auto-Lite: Spark Plugs
B13 Nescafé
B14 Awake
C01 Backwards Overload
C02 Bufferin: "Memories" (Original)
C03 Bandito The Bongo Artist
C04 "Night And Day"
C05 Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. ("395")
C06 K2R
C07 Ibm Probe
C08 Gmgm 1A
C09 The Rhythm Modulator
C10 Ohio Plus
C11 "In The Hall Of The Mountain Queen"
C12 General Motors: Futurama
D01 "Portofino" #2
D02 The Wild Piece (A.K.A. "String Piece")
D03 "Take Me To Your Violin Teacher"
D04 "Ripples" (Original Soundtrack)
D05 Cyclic Bit
D06 "Ripples" (Montage)
D07 The Wing Thing
D08 County Fair (Instrumental)
D09 "Cindy Electronium"
E01 "Don'T Beat Your Wife Every Night!" (Instrumental)
E02 Hostess: Twinkies
E03 Hostess: Twinkies (Instrumental)
E04 Ohio Bell: Thermo Fax
E05 "The Pygmy Taxi Corporation"
E06 Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (Announce Copy, Take 1)
E07 Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.
E08 Lightworks (Slow)
E09 Ibm Mt/St: "The Paperwork Explosion" (Instrumental)
E10 Auto-Lite: "Ford Family"
E11 Auto-Lite: "Ford Family" (Instrumental)
E12 Auto-Lite: "Wheels"
F01 Bufferin: "Memories" (Demo)
F02 "Space Mystery" (Montage)
F03 "The Toy Trumpet"
F04 "Backward Beeps"
F05 Auto-Lite: Sta-Ful
F06 Lightworks (Instrumental)
F07 "When Will It End?"
F08 Bendix 2: "The Tomorrow People"
F09 Electronic Audio Logos, Inc.