BILLY MAY

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The last of the great arrangers who wrote regularly for Frank Sinatra, Billy May had several varied careers in and out of jazz. His first notable gig was as an arranger/trumpeter with Charlie Barnet (1938-1940), for whom he wrote the wah-wah-ing hit arrangement of Ray Noble's "Cherokee." Later, he worked in the same capacities for Glenn Miller (1940-1942) and Les Brown (1942) before settling into staff jobs, first at NBC studios, then at Capitol Records, where he led his own studio big band from 1951 to 1954. His arrangements for Sinatra, beginning with Come Fly With Me (1957) and ending with Trilogy (1979), are often in a walloping, brassy, even taunting swing mode, generating some of the singer's most swaggering vocals. May also did extensive scoring for television, film, and commercials. Although May was largely inactive in the '80s and '90s , he unexpectedly surfaced in 1996 with some typically read more...
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BILLY MAY Big Band Bash album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Band Bash
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1952
BILLY MAY Sorta-Dixie! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sorta-Dixie!
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1954
BILLY MAY Sorta-May album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sorta-May
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1955
BILLY MAY Naughty Operetta! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Naughty Operetta!
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1955
BILLY MAY Plays For Fancy Dancin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays For Fancy Dancin'
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1957
BILLY MAY The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1957
BILLY MAY Billy May's Big Fat Brass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Billy May's Big Fat Brass
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1958
BILLY MAY The Girls And Boys Of Broadway album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Girls And Boys Of Broadway
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1960
BILLY MAY Sergeants 3 (Music From The Motion Picture Score) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sergeants 3 (Music From The Motion Picture Score)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1961
BILLY MAY The Sweetest Swingin' Sounds of No Strings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sweetest Swingin' Sounds of No Strings
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1962
BILLY MAY Process 70 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Process 70
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1962
BILLY MAY Johnny Cool album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Johnny Cool
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1963
BILLY MAY Bill's Bag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill's Bag
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1963
BILLY MAY Today! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Today!
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1966
BILLY MAY You May Swing - The Golden Sound Of Billy May And His Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You May Swing - The Golden Sound Of Billy May And His Orchestra
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1980
BILLY MAY The Green Hornet (Original Television Soundtrack) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Green Hornet (Original Television Soundtrack)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 2006

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BILLY MAY 20 Golden Pieces Of Bill May album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
20 Golden Pieces Of Bill May
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1981
BILLY MAY A Band Is Born / Big Band Bash album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Band Is Born / Big Band Bash
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2000
BILLY MAY The Ultimate Billy May album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ultimate Billy May
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2002
BILLY MAY All Of Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Of Me
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2005
BILLY MAY May Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
May Time
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2007

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