1. Heebie Jeebies By Louis Armstrong

While this comical little track by Louis Armstrong is not the first known use of scat singing in music history it’s defiantly the one that brought scat singing national own attention and who better then Louis Armstrong to delivery it.

2. Blue Skies by Al Jolson

Al Jolson was certainly known to use scat singing in his acts. The most historical use of scatting by Jolson hands down has to be “Blue Skies” in the first motion picture to feature sound “The Jazz Singer”

3. The Creole Love Call by Duke Ellington with vocals by  Adelaide Hall

This one from “The Duke” features amazing vocal scatting by Adelaide Hall who  Nat Hentoff described as “She sounds like a particularly sensitive growl trumpeter”

4. King of The Bungaloos by Gene Greene

This is the earliest known recording of scat singing by Gene Greene recorded in 1911.

5. It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) by Ella Fitzgerald featuring Duke Ellington

Here’s some amazing scat singing by the queen of Jazz herself Ella Fitzgerald, featuring one of many of Duke Ellington’s bands.

6. Pasties and a G String by Tom Waits

For such a legendary vocalist such as Tom Waits it doesn’t surprise me that he has used scat singing in his songs.

7. Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop) by Scatman John

In my research to find song for this list I came across this one by Scatman John and I knew that I would look very foolish if I did not include it.

8. I Wanna Be Like You by Louis Prima

This is another one I came across in my research, it comes from the 1967 Disney film The Jungle Book.

9. Freak on a Leash by Korn

Freak on The Leash by Korn defiantly shows where Scatting has gotten to from it’s start back in the Jazz age of the early 1900’s

10. Moon Child by Mike Patton

Well I saved the best and most out there scatting wise for last. Moonchild comes from Mike Patton, who’s notable bands included Dillinger Escape Plan, Mr. Bungle, and Fantomas. The video I’ve included would most defiantly have left Louis Armstrong scratching his head.

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