Ectoplasm

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All Music Guide - John Bush
After allowing Raymond Scott fans to feast on his peak era of 1937-1939 with the grand Microphone Music, Basta returned five years later with Ectoplasm, which charts Scott's second Quintette (so spelled) during the years 1948-1949. Scott had led a big band during the World War II years, but narrowed his focus soon after its end. (Unlike the vast majority of big-band leaders, who downsized for purely economic reasons, Scott was also responding to popular interest in the work of his late-'30s quintet.) The new group sounded eerily familiar to the old, with only a few exceptions. This was a mature band, with a bit more elegance and refined manners -- and, correspondingly, less ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
After allowing Raymond Scott fans to feast on his peak era of 1937-1939 with the grand Microphone Music, Basta returned five years later with Ectoplasm, which charts Scott's second Quintette (so spelled) during the years 1948-1949. Scott had led a big band during the World War II years, but narrowed his focus soon after its end. (Unlike the vast majority of big-band leaders, who downsized for purely economic reasons, Scott was also responding to popular interest in the work of his late-'30s quintet.) The new group sounded eerily familiar to the old, with only a few exceptions. This was a mature band, with a bit more elegance and refined manners -- and, correspondingly, less focus on the careering novelties of his first Quintette. Scott was also sprinkling a few standards into his idiosyncratic repertoire, the rationale for such being a radio gig that provided music beds for a sponsored program. Finally, Scott had a vocalist, Dorothy Collins -- not heard often on this collection -- who sang some of those standards, and provided wordless accompaniment elsewhere, a true singing horn. (Although vocals are not what most would want to hear on a Raymond Scott compilation, she is a slightly greater talent than the liner notes state.) The Scott originals are similar to his older material, though less familiar since they weren't used in cartoons; the standards are always creatively arranged and intriguing versions of well-known tunes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/12/2008
  • Label: Basta Records
  • EAN: 8712530915724
  • Catalog Number: 3091572
  • Sales rank: 110,819

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Good Listening (Intro) - Raymond Scott Quintette (0:30)
  2. 2 Moonlight on the Ganges - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:52)
  3. 3 Street Corner in Paris - Raymond Scott Quintette (2:29)
  4. 4 Bird Life in the Bronx - Raymond Scott Quintette (2:37)
  5. 5 Blue Skies - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:19)
  6. 6 Who? - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:57)
  7. 7 You're the Cream in My Coffee - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:19)
  8. 8 Curley Cue - Raymond Scott Quintette (2:27)
  9. 9 By Heck - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:31)
  10. 10 Honeysuckle Rose - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:40)
  11. 11 Dedicatory Piece to the Crew and Passengers of the First Experimental R - Raymond Scott Quintette (2:59)
  12. 12 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:30)
  13. 13 Snake Woman - Raymond Scott Quintette (3:18)
  14. 14 Moonlight on the Ganges - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:58)
  15. 15 Where or When - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:50)
  16. 16 I'll See You in My Dreams - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:19)
  17. 17 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:25)
  18. 18 Humoresque - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:45)
  19. 19 Sometimes I'm Happy - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:40)
  20. 20 Song of India - Raymond Scott Quintette (2:17)
  21. 21 Good Listening (Intermission) - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:18)
  22. 22 The Penguin - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:48)
  23. 23 Ectoplasm - Raymond Scott Quintette (2:17)
  24. 24 Little Girl - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:18)
  25. 25 How High the Moon - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:16)
  26. 26 Somebody Loves Me - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:16)
  27. 27 Curley Cue - Raymond Scott Quintette (2:12)
  28. 28 Strike Up the Band - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:28)
  29. 29 Snake Woman - Raymond Scott Quintette (3:07)
  30. 30 Three Little Words - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:28)
  31. 31 Tiger Rag - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:57)
  32. 32 Street Corner in Paris - Raymond Scott Quintette (2:26)
  33. 33 Moonlight on the Ganges - Raymond Scott Quintette (1:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Raymond Scott Primary Artist
Dorothy Collins Vocals
Jack Lesberg Bass
Joe Palmer Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Winner Clarinet
Stanley Webb Tenor Saxophone
Pete Pumiglio Clarinet
Dick Mains Trumpet
Bart Wallace Trumpet
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Irwin Chusid Producer, Liner Notes, Cover Design
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Bert Kalmar Composer
Ballard MacDonald Composer
Harry Ruby Composer
Raymond Scott Composer
Piet Schreuders Art Direction, Cover Design
Clifford Grey Composer
Francis Henry Composer
Traditional Composer
Guido Tichelman Mastering
Jim Flora Cover Art
Jeroen van der Schaaf Management
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