Raymond Scott. Musician. Inventor. Futurist. Possible Time-Traveling Wizard.
Born in Brooklyn, New York circa 1908. He was a Russian-Jew kid (real name, Harry Warnow) who grew up to be a professional pianist first bent on usurping the then common norms of popular Jazz and Swing. Later, from the waning 1940s throughout the 1960s, he was a TV commercial jingle-ist by day and an avant-garde experimentalist of all things electronic sounds by night, so to speak. Below, courtesy of Grooveshark, are but a few samples of his alternate, retro-future-past genius, many of which embody the strange wonders of both the Atomic Age and predawn Computer Revolution.