Cartoon Music Download - Raymond Scott Orchestra

** NOTE - If you want to jump straight to the FREE Raymond Scott download, click HERE **

I love listening to cartoon music while I draw.

Some of the tunes I listen to are the Peanuts soundtracks by the Vince Guaraldi Trio,

from the CD, "Hanna-Barbera Classics, Vol. 1," and a CD full of KPM stock music that they used on the Ren and Stimpy show.

But then there's also music that just sounds cartoony.

Like Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli at the Hot Club,

or THIS album by cartoon-music composer Raymond Scott:

I'm Learning To Share!: Raymond Scott And His Orchestra, 1944, with vocals by Dorothy Collins

It's a whole album full of peppy big-band swing, and since they're old out-of-print recordings, the whole thing is a FREE download at this terrific blog I tripped over a few days back. Tons of fun stuff including cartoon and comics oriented oddball items and lots of old-timey music! A highly-recommended spot to poke around in. Have fun!


The In Crowd said...

Sherm - -

Thanks for the blogroll link and this swell compliment.

I've been enjoying your site!


Trevor Thompson said...


you said this was a public domain recording. i'm making a cartoon and thought i was home scott free ( get it? ), but then i found out warner bros. owns the rights to raymond scott's catalogue.

dammit! i can only afford free in my cartoon!

- trevor.

ps: love your blog!

Sherm said...

Hi, Trevor...sorry for the confusion. Since I'm not a lawyer, I can't say that these are "public domain," So I have removed those words from the post. Tell you what, though...I know there are lots of public-domain records at that sound very cartoony! Check out: and also:

Hope that helps...Good luck with your cartoon!

Best wishes, --Sherm