View Full Version : Scat Singing...Why?

Onan the Clumsy
10th Dec 2004, 20:58
Isn't this the type of thing you might do in the shower, or when you talk to the cat, then when someone catches you, you feel really embarassed?

Why did it ever start? and why oh why was it ever done a second time? :yuk:

10th Dec 2004, 21:12
If ya don't know ya woulnd't understand. It's like that caber thing only different.

Buster Hyman
10th Dec 2004, 21:45
Scat Singing...Why?

Because scat films are disgusting!:ugh:

Noah Zark.
10th Dec 2004, 21:58
Mainly 'cos I can't remember the words....... Doobydoobydooobydo, skiddyiddyiddy doobydoobydooby do! :D

Solid Rust Twotter
11th Dec 2004, 06:25
To be is to do - Descartes

To do is to be - Hegel

Dooby dooby doo - Sinatra

11th Dec 2004, 07:22
Scooby doo?

For superior scat singing check out This (http://tania.maria.free.fr/) and this (http://www.georgebenson.com/main.html)

Noah Zark.
11th Dec 2004, 09:36
But really, Ella Fitzgerald is the tops! :ok:

Onan the Clumsy
11th Dec 2004, 12:58
Ella Fitzgerald is the tops

She's the top!
She's the Coliseum.
She's the top!
She's the Louver Museum.
She's a melody from a symphony by Strauss
She's a Bendel bonnet, A Shakespeare's sonnet,
She's Mickey Mouse.
She's the Nile,
She's the Tower of Pisa,
She's the smile on the Mona Lisa
I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop,
But if, baby, I'm the bottom she's the top!

She's the top!
She's Mahatma Gandhi.
She's the top!
She's Napoleon Brandy.
She's the purple light Of a summer night in Spain,
She's the National Gallery
She's Garbo's salary,
She's cellophane.
She's sublime,
She's turkey dinner,
She's the time, the time of a Derby winner
I'm a toy balloon thatís fated soon to pop
But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
She's the top!

She's the top!
She's an arrow collar
She's the top!
She's a Coolidge dollar,
She's the nimble tread Of the feet of Fred Astaire,
She's an O'Neill drama,

She's Whistler's mama!

She's camembert.

She's a rose,
She's Inferno's Dante,

She's the nose On the great Durante.
I'm just in a way, As the French would say, "de trop".
But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
She's the top!

She's the top!
She's a dance in Bali.
She's the top!
She's a hot tamale.
She's an angel, you,
Simply too, too, too diveen,
She's a Boticcelli,
She's Keats,
She's Shelly!

She's Ovaltine!
She's a boom,
She's the dam at Boulder,
She's the moon,
Over Mae West's shoulder,
I'm the nominee of the G.O.P.

But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
She's the top!

She's the top!
She's a Waldorf salad.
She's the top!
She's You're the boats that glide
On the sleepy Zuider Zee,
She's an old Dutch master,

She's Lady Astor,
She's broccoli!
She's romance,
She's the steppes of Russia,
She's the pants, on a Roxy usher,
I'm a broken doll, a fol-de-rol, a blop,

But if, baby, I'm the bottom,
She's the top!

:zzz: :zzz:

11th Dec 2004, 14:15
Gotta copy of Ella perfroming 'Mack The Knife' live. Amazing stuff. Hairs on the back of the neck deal.

But scat singing is very annoying and apart from that one track I hate it.


Noah Zark.
11th Dec 2004, 17:39
Excuse me for the continuing slight digression from the thread, but I've got "Ella & The Duke at the Cote D'Azure".
It's absolutely ace!

11th Dec 2004, 21:05
Freddy Mercury, album from the very early 80s. (Anyone tell me which one it was?)

tony draper
11th Dec 2004, 22:00
I have no idea what scat singing is, but I am pretty sure I would not approve.

Buster Hyman
11th Dec 2004, 22:27
VFE Is that the one recorded in Berlin where she forgets the lines? Brilliant stuff if it is!:ok:

11th Dec 2004, 23:49
Not sure to be honest Buster but it sounds like it might be! A friend gave me it on blank tape so I dunno what gig it is.


11th Dec 2004, 23:50
That's the one.
She performed the track as a "bonus" crowd pleaser in the wake of Bobby Darren's hit.
Forgets the words shortly into the track and ad-libs without missing a beat or duffing a note or resorting to scat (Ella was never in history heard to strike a duff note) The band chugs along like the "Waverly" on full steam. Incomparable!

12th Dec 2004, 06:51
scat /skat/ n.5 M20. [Gk skat-, skor: see SCATOLOGY.] 1 Dung, excrement; in pl., droppings. M20. 2 Heroin. slang. L20.

Says it all really:E

13th Dec 2004, 04:53
scat singing is akin to having a corkscrew through your brain.

13th Dec 2004, 09:47
Does anyone else reemeber early nineties Scat man

A flash in the pan if ever I saw one.

I loved it, but back then I was a kid who liked watching cartoons.....

13th Dec 2004, 11:38
The owner of this 70 metre motor yacht (http://community.webshots.com/photo/76139361/75869844ROTlgR) must be a skat singer then. So would I if I had shite loads a money...:O

Mind you, I'd be a little more discreet. I'd just call it Number Two. :)