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Talkin’ Scat with Hoots the Owl and Gordon – Sesame Street

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Learn how to scat sing — to sing using your voice like an instrument in an improvisational jazz style — with Hoots the Owl, Gordon, and some “hip kittens” (a group of kids) in this classic Sesame Street clip from 1988 titled Talkin’ Scat.

Watch more Sesame Street videos and more brilliant scat singing in the archives, including the video that helped inspire TKSST: Ella Fitzgerald scat singing One Note Samba (1969).

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