RIP at 67: Linard “Scotty” Scott
Linard “Scotty” Scott: March 17th, 1948 to August 3rd, 2015
Linard “Scotty” Scott was the host/producer of Origins / Orgy In Rhythm “ the Black Experience translated into music.” A KUVO specialty program Origins / Orgy In Rhythm “traces the roots and explores the rich heritage of Black Music; it is a joyous celebration & soulful journey 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 & destinations. In its myriad manifestations, Black Music from Ancient to the Future!”
Linard “Scotty” Scott was born on March 17th, 1948, New York City, NY and was raised in “Spanish Harlem”. Scotty attended the prestigious Howard University of Washington D.C. from 1964 to 1967. He had been a resident of Denver since 1977. He had been a participant, lecturer & moderator in seminars, symposiums & workshops regarding Black Music, Art & Culture; most recently conducting workshops for the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Veteran’s Admin., Lamont School of Music and the Denver School of the Arts.
An avid collector an archivist of Black Music, he possessed a collection of over 25, 000 albums, C.D’s, cassettes, books & assorted memorabilia. A published poet essayist, writer, a recently retired kindergarten teacher at the nationally recognized / innovative Gilpin Elementary School; in addition Scotty was a collage artist & actively involved in numerous community activities. His artistry have been exhibited in NYC, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, at the annual Colorado Black Arts Festival, Denver Jazz on Film Festival, Five Points Jazz Festival, Metropolitan State College and many other locations.
During a 29 year tenure hosting Origins / Orgy in Rhythm numerous artists including Oscar Brown Jr., Hugh Masekela, McCoy Tyner, Eddie Palmieri, Jay “Hootie” McShann, Peter Tosh, Ricardo Lemvo, Al Bell (founder of Stax Records), Sam Mangwana, Bo Diddley, Lucky Dube, Jay Hoggard, Warren Smith, Jimmy Sabater, Jimmy Hopps, and others were interviewed by Scotty on Origins.
As an emcee he had the distinct honor of introducing Nina Simone, Pharoah Sanders, Wayne Shorter, Femi Kuti, Habib Koite, King Sunny Ade, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Branford Marsalis, Parliament / Funkadelic, Ziggie Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Cesaria Evora, Thomas Mapfumo and the Marshall Allen led Sun Ra Arkestra among others.
Scotty was a disc jockey in many clubs & venues; he provided the groove for the following annual conventions; the National Black Skiers Assn; The Assn. of Black Psychologists & the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Co. Holiday Gala.
Mr. Linard was a participant, lecturer & moderator in seminars, symposiums & workshops regarding Black Music, Art & Culture; most recently conducting workshops for the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Veteran’s Admin., Lamont School of Music and the Denver School of the Arts.
Final services are being planned and will be announced as soon as they have been finalized. Linard Scott is survived by his son Ryheim, daughter Stephanie, his sister Cheryl, his father Joseph and many nieces and nephews.