In 1919 Scott headed for Chicago where he joined King Oliver’s Jazz Band with Kid Ory and can be heard on the legendary “Dippermouth Blues” sessions in the 1923. In 1928 Scott took over the banjo seat with Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra which recorded that same year.
In 1929 Scott left for Los Angeles where he made his living freelancing and doing extra work for the movie studios. By the mid-1940’s the New Orleans revival was in high gear and Scott joined trumpeter Mutt Carey in the newly reformed Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra. He remained with Ory until late 1948 when ill-health forced him to stop playing full-time. He continued to play on-and-off with the Ory band until his death in July 1949. — by Ted Gottsegen
|Gasoline Gus||Jesse Lasky||1921|
|New Orleans||Arthur Lubin||1947|