Scott Record Is a Hit [PHIL-OSOPHY]
If you asked Word Hippo to help you come up with another word for "record," in the case of Scott Record, you might choose naturally gifted, prodigy, maestro, crazy funny, green thumb and even chef.
An award-winning singer and masterful impressionist, Scott lives in Wareham, Austin and L.A. and has worked with the greatest superstars from Sinatra to Bennett to Hope. Were you aware that we had such a celebrity around here?
As one of the busiest headliners on several of the most popular cruise lines, Scott ducked into the WBSM radio studios before his summer show at the Elks Club at 2855 Cranberry Highway in Wareham on Saturday, July 20 at 8 p.m.
I've always admired people who can do impersonations well. Remember Rich Little? He used to crack me up with his array of voices and characters. If you listen to the audio clip from the show, he has a great story about President Reagan being in town, and Scott calls down to the hotel concierge sounding just like the president, asking that a fruit basket be delivered.
He's also a dead ringer for Massachusetts' legendary Robert Goulet. And when you visit his website at scottrecord.com, you'll see and hear a panoply of some of his gigs and his Academy Award-winning short.
I enjoy hearing good stories and Record has a lifetime scroll of them. I suggested that he ought to write a book about all the vignettes and anecdotes about the celebrities he's worked alongside. He used to host his own travel/culinary TV show called Destination: With Scott Record. That's probably where he mastered the homemade, out-of-this-world, spanakopita (or spinach pie) he made with organic spinach from his garden and brought in to the studio, still warm. It was so delicious, even Zeus would say OPA!
But it wasn't until Scott told us that his mother owned and operated a little diner in Middleboro that I thought meeting Scott Record was more than just a casual coincidence.
I hope you can join us at his show that will also feature jokester Dave Andrews, the nine-piece Too Big to Gig Show Band and Scott Record. Tickets are available at the Symphony Music Shop in Dartmouth.
Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.