A house producer and graphic designer with the Rounder Records label, Scott Billington
had a hand in countless contemporary roots-music releases. Born in Melrose, Massachusetts on October 27, 1951, he began his career at Rounder during the late 1970s; originally working primarily in the company's design department, he received his first production credit with the 1978 Johnny Shines
album Hey Ba-Ba-Re Bop
. Over the years and decades to follow, Billington
worked in a variety of traditional music genres ranging from blues to reggae to zydeco, amassing a large and impressive discography which included albums from Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
, Solomon Burke
and Buckwheat Zydeco
, among countless others -- indeed, given his various duties in Rounder's day-to-day operations, very few of the label's releases fail to reflect his influence in some way, shape or form.