Friday, April 25, 2008


In Andrew Fielding's new book, THE LUCKY STRIKE PAPERS, the author recounts his 1979 interview with Raymond Scott: "I'm so much of a secluded operator — a seclusionist, I guess," said Scott, continuing: 
One of the funniest things that ever happened to me was — the very first time I went on the road with a dance band. I wasn't the type to go out to the city's nightclubs and meet with other bandleaders in town and get together where they would hang out. I never did that. I wasn't inclined that way. And one of the reports I got back from Jerry Colonna, who used to be a good friend of mine, I had worked with him at CBS. He said, "You know what I heard about you? I heard people say, 'Who the hell does he think he is, the male Greta Garbo?'"

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