Although he worked in the mainstream of show business, especially during his run as bandleader on the popular TV show Your Hit Parade in the 1950s, Scott was virtually forgotten until such musicologists as Irwin Chusid and Hal Willner started doing research and unearthing original recordings in the 1980s. Since that time there have been wonderful reissue CDs and a general resurgence of interest in Scott and his work—all the more so as it was revealed that in later years, he was a pioneer in the development of the synthesizer. His original compositions have been revived and recorded by such contemporary artists as Rush, Devo, They Might Be Giants, and the Kronos Quartet.
I’ve written about the documentary before and touted the DVD, which you can purchase HERE. But now Deconstructing Dad is getting a theatrical run in Manhattan, beginning Friday, July 13 at the Quad Cinema. This will also result in the film being reviewed by major media outlets, which of course will raise its profile. If you want to learn more about the film, click HERE.
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