Scott Bomar is a Memphis-based musician, Emmy Award winning film composer, Grammy nominated music producer and recording engineer.
In 2005, Bomar composed the score for Craig Brewer's award-winning film, Hustle & Flow for which Bomar has received much critical acclaim for his Memphis soul meets hip hop score.
Bomar returned in 2006 to collaborate with the filmmakers of Hustle & Flow as Executive Music Producer and composer of the film, Black Snake Moan. He worked with film's stars Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci in the studio to record songs for the film, which are performed on screen. The process began by Bomar taking director Craig Brewer and Samuel L. Jackson on a road trip through Mississippi, meeting and working with blues musicians, parlaying blues classics like the raucously vulgar "Stackolee" and "Black Snake Moan," into sinister, 21st century laments. Bomar also composed the score utilizing musicians with Memphis music roots, such as harmonica legend, Charlie Musselwhite , The Spirit of Memphis Gospel Quartet, Jim Dickinson and his sons Luther and Cody Dickinson - the contemporary blues/rock group, The North Mississippi Allstars.
Bomar is also the leader of the Bo-Keys, a Memphis soul/funk group featuring legendary former Stax/Volt, Hi Records and Isaac Hayes session players Skip Pitts, Howard Grimes and Ben Cauley. The Bo-Keys performed on the film and soundtrack for Hustle & Flow, and appear in the film Soul Men, performing on-screen with stars Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac. They also appear on three songs Bomar produced for the film's soundtrack, including "Soul Music" by Anthony Hamilton, which was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2010. The Bo-Keys recently released the album, "Got to Get Back !" which has been featured on NPR, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, Tavis Smiley and USA Today and have been touring the US and Europe. Bomar worked with producer Willie Mitchell on Al Green's GRAMMY-nominated comeback recording "I Can't Stop", and the follow up, "Everything's Okay." Bomar recently won an Emmy for "Best Original Music" for the documentary, I Am a Man: From Memphis, A Lesson in Life. And in 2010, he produced and engineered Cyndi Lauper's Grammy nominated album "Memphis Blues" at his Memphis studio, Electraphonic Recording, which enjoyed 13 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Blues chart. Bomar is a Trustee of the Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy has also served as an instructor for the after-school and summer camp programs for at-risk youths at the Stax Music Academy at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
Electraphonic Recording, Memphis, Tenn
Electraphonic Recording is a full-service recording studio, and offers full music production and engineering services for all media—including film, tv and advertising. We offer both analog and digital recording, and have a large and unique selection of vintage microphones, outboard gear, keyboards, amplifiers and drums. The studio features an MCI 416B recording console—the same console used in the 1970s by Muscle Shoals Sound, Criteria Studio in Miami, Willie Mitchell's Royal Studio, Allen Toussaint's Sea-Saint Studio in New Orleans and King Tubby. We also have a Scully 280 1" 8-Track Tape Machine used at Stax, American Studios, Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals, Ardent, and on classic albums such as Pet Sounds and Electric Ladyland.