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Let's Go To Town With Billy May & His Orchestra

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Let's Go To Town With Billy May & His Orchestra
Let's Go To Town With Billy May & His Orchestra


The made-for-radio recordings offered here make an interesting comparison with Billy May's commercial records of the 1950s period. Whilst the same base arrangements were generally used, the soloists had freedom to improvise. There is also a comparisonto be made between the performance by May's studio orchestra made up of the cream of Los Angeles session musicians and that of his road band where the majority of the musicians were relatively unknown youngsters. In fact, the performances sound just as exciting and original in the hands of the youngsters as they did performed by the seasoned studio professionals. A worthwhile Jasmine issue of interest to all Billy May and general Big Band fans which also contains titles not recorded commercially. Great value Two-CDs-for-the-Price-of-One, 109 minute set.


  1. Name
  2. All of Me
  3. The Blue Room
  4. When Your Lover Has Gone
  5. Charmaine
  6. I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan
  7. Just You, Just Me
  8. My Silent Love
  9. Stompin' at the Savoy
  10. You're Driving Me Crazy
  11. The Carioca
  12. Introduction To 'The Billy May Show'
  13. My Last Affair
  14. When Your Lover Has Gone
  15. Please Be Kind
  16. Mayhem
  17. Honest and Truly
  18. Love Is Just Around the Corner
  19. Easy Street
  20. Gin And Tonic
  21. When My Sugar Walks Down the Street
  22. Fat Man Boogie
  23. Huguette Waltz
  24. Conclusion Of 'The Billy May Show'
  25. Perfidia
  26. The Desert Song
  27. I Can Dream, Can't I
  28. Let's Put Out the Lights and Go to Sleep
  29. Music, Maestro, Please
  30. The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)
  31. Orchids in the Moonlight
  32. There Is No Greater Love
  33. Villa
  34. Introduction To 'Lets Go To Town'
  35. Perfidia
  36. St. Louis Blues
  37. Mayhem
  38. Tenderly
  39. Lean Baby
  40. She Didn't Say Yes
  41. Pick Yourself Up
  42. Show Me the Way to Go Home
  43. I'll See You Again
  44. It's the Natural Thing to Do
  45. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  46. Fascinating Rhythm
  47. Conclusion Of 'Lets Go To Town'
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