Monday, October 30, 2006
In old cartoons, whenever there is machinery or an assembly line, a certain piece of music was played to accompany the action. I always wondered what the name of that song was. Finally, I know.
The "assembly line" music is called Powerhouse and was written by Raymond Scott, a composer, musician and engineer. According to Wikipedia, Scott's wife said that Raymond Scott didn't watch cartoons and had never intended his work to be used for cartoons. However, he did sell the rights to Warner Brothers, where the music was worked into many cartoons by Carl Stalling, the music director.
Clips of some of his most famous music can be found here and a direct link to Powerhouse is here.
Sources: Wikipedia, Official Raymond Scott Site