Linard "Scotty" Scott

Host, Origins: Orgy in Rhythm

For over 24 years, Linard “Scotty” Scott has hosted Origins / Orgy in Rhythm, “the Black Experience translated into music.” He has interviewed many musicians including: Oscar Brown, Jr., Hugh Masekela, McCoy Tyner, and Bo Diddley, has emceed for Nina Simone, Wayne Shorter, Pharoah Sanders and Branford Marsalis, among others. He is a disc jockey and an archivist of Black Music, having collected over 25,000 albums, CD’s, cassettes, books and other memorabilia. Scotty is a published poet, essayist, writer and lecturer. He retired from teaching kindergarten at Gilpin Elementary and, after a 40 year hiatus, recently received his degree in African American Studies from Metropolitan State College.