Powerhouse, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Between 1937-39 composer-pianist Raymond Scott and his six-piece "Quintette" recorded 24 originals that were most notable for their hilarious titles, somewhat bizarre but somehow logical arrangements and tight ensembles. To Scott's surprise, the group caught on for awhile and such numbers as "Powerhouse" and "The Toy Trumpet" became hits. This CD gathers together tapes from Scott's own library of radio broadcasts and rehearsals, all of it previously unissued and two of the performances predating the formation of the Quintette. Certainly occupying their own unique niche, the colorful arrangements somehow fit the titles which include "Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Between 1937-39 composer-pianist Raymond Scott and his six-piece "Quintette" recorded 24 originals that were most notable for their hilarious titles, somewhat bizarre but somehow logical arrangements and tight ensembles. To Scott's surprise, the group caught on for awhile and such numbers as "Powerhouse" and "The Toy Trumpet" became hits. This CD gathers together tapes from Scott's own library of radio broadcasts and rehearsals, all of it previously unissued and two of the performances predating the formation of the Quintette. Certainly occupying their own unique niche, the colorful arrangements somehow fit the titles which include "Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals," "New Year's Eve in a Haunted House," "Oil Gusher," "Reckless Night on Board an Ocean Liner" and "Bumpy Weather Over Newark!" and one can understand why Carl Stalling was inspired to utilize many of these pieces in Warner Bros. cartoons.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/1992
  • Label: STASH RECORDS
  • UPC: 032501154326
  • Catalog Number: 543

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Powerhouse - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (3:18)
  2. 2 Girl at the Typewriter - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:52)
  3. 3 Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:45)
  4. 4 Boy Scout in Switzerland - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (3:34)
  5. 5 New Year's Eve in a Haunted House - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:24)
  6. 6 War Dance for Wooden Indians - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:17)
  7. 7 In an 18th Century Drawing Room (3:01)
  8. 8 Twilight in Turkey - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:20)
  9. 9 Devil Drums - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (3:39)
  10. 10 Sleepwalker - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:44)
  11. 11 Oil Gusher - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:33)
  12. 12 Steeplechase - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:29)
  13. 13 Reckless Night on Board an Ocean Liner - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (3:31)
  14. 14 Celebration on the Planet Mars - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:41)
  15. 15 Penguin - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:41)
  16. 16 Bumpy Weather over Newark - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:38)
  17. 17 Serenade to a Lonesome Railroad Station (2:56)
  18. 18 Siberian Sleighride - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:47)
  19. 19 Tobacco Auctioneer - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:37)
  20. 20 Moment Whimsical - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:13)
  21. 21 Toy Trumpet - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:39)
  22. 22 Christmas Night in Harlem - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:25)
  23. 23 Confusion Among a Fleet of Taxicabs upon Meeting with Fare (2:56)
  24. 24 Peter Tambourine - Raymond Scott Orchestrette (2:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Raymond Scott Project Primary Artist
Raymond Scott Indexed Contributor, Piano, Conductor
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Artie Shaw Clarinet
Babe Russin Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Colonna Trombone
Russ Case Trumpet
Pete Pumiglio Clarinet
Johnny Williams Drums
Fred Whiting Bass
Vince Maffei Guitar
Lou Shoobe Bass
Dave Wade Trumpet
Dave Harris Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Irwin Chusid Programming, Producer, Liner Notes
Will Friedwald Producer
Raymond Scott Arranger
Collin Kellogg Art Direction
Bernard Brightman Executive Producer
Milton Knight Illustrations
Ted Hrkins Contributor
Dave Harris Contributor
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