Saturday, May 09, 2009

Musicians In The Movies: The Philharmonicas Play Raymond Scott

Continuing the "harmonica obsession" thread, here are The Philharmonicas, playing an amazing cover of Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse" in The Dipsy Doodler (1940), a Vitaphone Melody Master musical short starring Larry Clinton (no relation to Bill) and His Orchestra.




What I want to know now is where to find a clip of Jean "Toots" Theilemanns performing Thelonious Monk's finger-and-brain busting "Skippy", a Mount Everest for musicians!

2 comments:

Carol L. Skolnick said...

This is fantastic!

paul etcheverry said...

Indeed, it is! Here's Raymond Scott (alas, embedding has been disabled by request) and Ensemble peforming "Powerhouse" in 1955. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfDqR4fqIWE