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Studio Recordings 1951-1953

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Studio Recordings 1951-1953
Studio Recordings 1951-1953


50 track compilation of studio recording made by big band leader Billy May and His Orchestra, between 1951 and 1953. Billy May was born in 1916 in Pittsburgh, a city that produced a wealth of jazz musicians. At school he learned to play the tuba, trombone and trumpet. He took a keen interest in musical arranging and earned a little extra money by transcribing arrangements from recordings which he then sold to local band leaders. After a career with local bands, he joined Charlie Barnet in 1939 as an arranger and provided Barnet with many hit arrangements. When Charlie wanted to expand his trumpet section, Billy was the natural choice as he was on the spot and he knew the band's arrangements. His talent resulted in his move to Glenn Miller in 1941 where he again provided a string of hit arrangements as well as many notable trumpet solos. When Miller disbanded his orchestra to join the US Army Air Force, Billy jobbed around New York before heading west to California to await his own draft into the Armed Forces. He was found to be medically unfit and looked for work locally.


  1. Name
  2. All of Me
  3. My Silent Love
  4. If I Had You
  5. Lulu's Back in Town
  6. When My Sugar Walks Down the Street
  7. Fat Man Boogie
  8. Lean, Baby
  9. I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans
  10. Charmaine
  11. Orchids in the Moonlight
  12. When I Take My Sugar to Tea
  13. There Is No Greater Love
  14. Unforgettable
  15. Silver and Gold
  16. Always
  17. My Last Affair
  18. When Your Lover Has Gone
  19. Please Be Kind
  20. Mayhem
  21. You're Driving Me Crazy
  22. Perfidia
  23. Diane
  24. Tenderly
  25. Hello Out There, Hello
  26. Memphis in June
  27. When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano
  28. Love Is Just Around the Corner
  29. Easy Street
  30. Honest & Truely
  31. Gin And Tonic
  32. High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)
  33. A Cute Piece Of Property
  34. Driftwood
  35. Do You Ever Think Of Me
  36. Cocktails for Two
  37. Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
  38. Little Brown Jug
  39. Makin' Whoopee
  40. Let's Put Out the Lights and Go to Sleep - Liz Tuton & Ensemble
  41. You and the Night and the Music
  42. Cheek to Cheek
  43. Bacchanalia
  44. From The Land Of Sky Blue Water
  45. Gone With the Wind
  46. Good Gravy
  47. Comin' Thru The Rye
  48. Romance
  49. Street of Dreams
  50. Dixieland Band
  51. Cool Water
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