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?'"
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: