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The Raymond Scott Quintette - War Dance For Wooden Indians

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The Raymond Scott Quintette performs "War Dance For Wooden Indians", then backs up two amazing tap dancers, from the film "Happy Landings".

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Yoy yoy da classic one!!!
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Haha, that is genius, it really is !
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0:22 my great grandfather! I still have the clarinet and the bass clarinet :)
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so they wanna ban the "redskins" logo...lmfao!
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Hoje é aniversário de nascimento do músico experimentalista americano e compositor Raymond Scott (1907 - 1971). 
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John Williams, Sr. on drums!
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I think the indian on the left won.
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I don't quite know what to make of this. It's so bizarre.
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Not enough views for this great composer.    'Power House' and the tribute by RUSH "La Villa La Straniato" are some of the best songs in modern times.  (that is if you like hard rock)   
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Those "amazing tap dancers" are The Condos Brothers - the greatest speciality tap dancers in the business.  The Nicholas Brothers were acrobatic dancers - not the same as tap dancing. Chris Pirie
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Peculiar and mesmerizing.
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A Quintet with 6 guys- wow they really must be good.
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that drummer . . . he's my new idol
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You have an excellent point. I give you full permission to make fun of whitey, in return.
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I have the clarinet you see him playing in this video! I also have his bass clarinet. He was also a great saxophonist!
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Wow. Unlikely as it could be, I mean Indians tap dancing on klezmerized music, but to a beautiful music like that of Raymond Scott it is pure magic. Thanks for sharing!!
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Peter Pumiglio, the clarinetist, was my maternal grandfather. I have the clarinet that appears in this video. He was with the group since the 1930s. They were an amazing group of musicians!
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How can there be six guys in a "Quintette"?
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@jd03150 - or from a time (before the Civil Rights Movement) in which no one listened to anything that minority groups had to say.
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Frickin' awesome. I'd love to hear/see some present-day musicians perform the RSQ material; Stallings' adaptations are nice, but a faithful performance of the originals would be great.
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Raymond Scott & the Quintette. 1 + 5 = 6 It took me a couple seconds too.
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Maybe more like the Frank Zappa of the '30s :)
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this stuff is just madness. Can't find any video, but the Karl Stalling Project is the precursor to this i believe
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So is john williams father the drummer here? thanks for info. great stuff.
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Thank you so much for uploading this, I've always wanted to see this incredible band THANKS!
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@zackrasner9000 no, he plays piano. It might be Johnny Williams.
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The dancing is great. The costumes are just plain weird.
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@nickpelkey Raymond was a performer but did not include himself as a 'performer' in his ensemble thus the quintette!
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Raymond Scott was on good with his Quintette. Thats where all his hits came from, when he was with his quintette. When he went with his electrical music it sucked.
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It's because "sextet" sounds too much like sex! It's distracting! No, really, I'm not kidding. That's why Raymond Scott (or at least he claimed) called them a quintette, he didn't want to distract people from his music. He also thought it sounded "crisper".
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Amazing musicianship! I don't care if you like the dancing Indians or not, because they're amazing, too! Yet more proof of Raymond Scott's genius.
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It makes me think of Reefer Madness, those tensed faces
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ilovetortillas, you should go out and buy one, my friend had not been playing the clarinet since he was a kid but when we started out our band playing analouge synthesizers together he decided to pick up the clarinet again and despite we play kind of electronic music we use the clarinet in almost all of our songs nowadays, ITS THE BEST! and so is this truly inspiring song, i wish they did more musicvideo-footage to their "Dinner for a pack of hungry cannibals"!
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My feet and my hand started pounding the floor without me even realising, its incredible
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The cantina band from Star Wars could've been the Raymond Scott Quintette toned down a bit.
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"haha! The sun ra of the 30s" I totally agree and this performance is absolutely stunning! Not only is it a great musical performance but also shot with cinematic skill ( at least the first half ) more musicvideos should look like this ( and sound like this(!)) But always have in mind that tap dancing is satans gift to humanity!
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Indeed it does say that in the first few seconds of the video. It's the caption here on youtube that's "wrong.
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Scott's music would transcribe so well to theatre organ. I bet Niche2000 or Jim Reeves could do it! allright youtubers, someone ougth to be able to do that! (idunno how to play yet)
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WHOA! That explains why his "Cantina Band" music in Star Wars is reminiscent of Scott! He probably grew up listening to that stuff courtesy of his dad!
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and my late father, Milt Holland, also played drums with Raymond Scott both recording and on the road. He also played with John Williams (John on piano) so small world is right!
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I replied to this, but it didn't register as such, look up a few lines.
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i love love love this. this song makes me wish i still had my clarinet.
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And I totally forgot about The Beau Hunks. A Dutch band that plays lots of early American jazz and soundtrack tunes. Like to get their whole catalog, really. So much music, so little money.
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Raymond Scott was the Sun Ra of the '30s. ... okay, maybe not. But kinda.
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Kinda leaves you wanting more, doesn't it?
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"Taker a CLOSER look, ya moron! Don'tcha know a Cornish rex hound when ya see one!!!" "Maybe I DON'T." "UUUUUGHHH! Well, take ANOTHER look!" "Ow! Ow ow ow! Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow!" "Are ya lookin' closer now!!!? Huh? Huh? BIG SHOT? Whaddaya think NOW!!? HUH!!?" "...I think he looks good!"
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It has been done at least once. Search Myspace music for "Mundelein Starship" and you will find that Dave Rhodes has recorded "Powerhouse" on the Mundelein Wurlitzer in 2007. Of course, someone should do a whole album of Scott's music on theatre organ... that would certainly be interesting. I know the music is available because I have copies of some of it (piano editions from the 1930s and 40s). I'm not sure if band charts were published for more than two or three of his tunes.
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hahaha simontempleman that's amazing!!
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same with the Condos Brothers. The most amazing tap dancers!
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Wow! And to think this happened way back when! Musical genius' I tell ya! I think this band is cool. Hey, hey! Listen to the one about the brain with Jim Henson narrating. 1966. Great work there!
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PC is only a "big deal" for those who choose to make it that way. I will not let anyone or any group decide how I can verbally express myself. If they do not like what I say, that is a personal problem problem they must deal with.
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how'd they teach those indians to tap dance?
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Excellent stuff... more please!
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i just shat myself - sp%ky as fuck
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ooooh youtube definately needs some more raymond scott!
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I've read that drummer is Johnny Williams, father of film score ("Star Wars") composer John Williams. "Happy Landing" (1938), which stars Sonja Henie, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman, Cesar Romero and Billy Gilbert, was released on VHS, but to the best of my knowledge, not on DVD.
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Man, you must be very proud, greetings from México, great music!
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Puritan Raymond Scott didn't like the "sex" in sextet, quintette seemed more approriate ...
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The two dancers are The Condos Brothers. Look them up ... nice story.
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Raymond Scott called his group "quintette" as it sounded better than sextet "i wanted listeners to concentrate on the music" sheer genius!
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oh shoot lol you're right it's fake tho (lol)
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I just got a contact high off the 40s
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as a fellow musician,ilove this,a little un pc....but u know. what, this pc shits gone overboerd,,,and those little kids screaming and running around when u eat, or at the movies,,,a good old ass wooping is what they need...cheers
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Thanks for that! I just listend to it and a stellar pieace it was. I would love to have a theatre organ album of Scott's music also.. I wonder if there are any recordings of Jean-Jacques Perrey at the WurliTzer.
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Dude I want to go to India to learn to dance like that!
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Holy Christ, footage of the Raymond Scott Quintette! On television. In white suits. With tap dancing "Indians." What?
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These are the Condos Brothers, not the Nicholas Brothers.
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incredible... thanks for posting this...
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@caponsacchi More people should give the 20s-30s musicians the credit they deserve rather than just write it off as novelty playing and bad tone....compared to todays so serious jazz players. Their style is not an easy one to duplicate .
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Scott's music - and his incredible quintette - really are remarkable. Incredible precision, drive and swing. If you want to hear Scott's music played by a modern jazz master, run to get Don Byron's Bug Music CD. I discovered Scott through Byron. It's now one of my favorite jazz albums (also has Ellington)
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Ironic that Don Byron, who has been first in the clarinet category of all the jazz polls over the past decade or more, submitted his most impressive work as things he transcribed and recordings from Raymond Scott recordings. What was considered novelty and "cartoon" music in the 1930s now gets you acknowledged as an avant gardist of the new millennium. For intricate, difficult, interesting stuff.
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GREAT music hate the tapdancing indian tho, thats just plain silly ;) I just shut my eyes and enjoy instead
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Anybody got twilight in turkey?
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Divertida y compleja, la musica del genio loco Raymond Scott es una buena manera de llenar de energia los lunes.
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That was the brilliance of Stalling, that he recognized the genius of Scott. This is AMAZING! I never knew of any footage either, thank you so much for posting it! I might even have to revive my old Raymond Scott Kazoo Project band. Anyone game? All you need is a passionate love of Raymond Scott's music, a good ear, and well, a kazoo. It was a BLAST though! And what a workout....
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i want more original footage of Raymond Scott performing!
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Why don't people commenting on this video just observe the pure talent that these artists possessed instead of relating it to some leftist/liberal mindset about political correctness (which is for cowards who try to appease everyone). These guys were fantastic musicians and the dancers were incredible tap-dancers!
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