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.

Origins: Orgy in Rhythm

Origins: Orgy In Rhythm “traces the roots and explores the rich heritage of Black Music; it is a soulful journey and a joyous celebration that takes us from Harlem to Dar es Salaam, from Trenchtown to Motown, from Ragtime to No Time; from Bebop thru Doo Wop to Hip Hop and other expressions and destinations. In it’s myriad manifestations, Black Music from Ancient to the Future!"

MaryLynn Gillaspie