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Various Artists:
A Tribute To Billy May
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Description Earlier this year the music world lost one of its most distinguished talents. American composer, arranger, bandleader and trumpeter Billy May (1916-2004) died on 22nd January, prompting this exuberant tribute from Living Era.

The generous programme offers a sensational portrait of this giant of popular music, opening with his memorable arrangement for Charlie Barnet of Cherokee, and Glenn Millers American Patrol. The brilliant Billy May trumpet is heard in the company of other top jazzmen on Clambake In B Flat and Lazy River. After two great Latin tracks with his Rico Mambo Orchestra there are 16 glorious tracks 1951-1953, every one a great arrangement, often with his distinctive slurping saxophones to the fore.

Billy May was famous for accompanying great song stylists (such as Frank Sinatra, of course), and examples are included here with Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Kay Starr, Nellie Lutcher and Hoagy Carmichael.
Track Listing Cherokee - Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra
American Patrol - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
Clambake in B Flat - Capitol International Jazzmen
Lazy River - Charles LaVere & His Chicago Loopers
Memphis in June - Billy May & His Orchestra
Fat Man Mambo - Billy May & His Rico Mambo Orchestra
Minor Mambo - Billy May & His Rico Mambo Orchestra
All of Me - Billy May & His Orchestra
My Silent Love - Billy May & His Orchestra
Lulu's Back in Town - Billy May & His Orchestra
I Get Ideas - Billy May & His Orchestra
Mean to Me - Billy May & His Orchestra
Fat Man Boogie - Billy May & His Orchestra
Lean Baby - Billy May & His Orchestra
I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan - Billy May & His Orchestra
Jwalkin' Me Baby Back Home - Billy May & His Orchestra
On a Honky-Tonk Hardwood Floor - Billy May & His Orchestra
Charmaine - Billy May & His Orchestra
Unforgettable - Billy May & His Orchestra
When Your Lover Has Gone - Billy May & His Orchestra
You're Driving Me Crazy - Billy May & His Orchestra
Easy Street - Billy May & His Orchestra
Gin and Tonic - Billy May & His Orchestra
Cocktails for Two - Billy May & His Orchestra
Little Brown Jug - Billy May & His Orchestra
Rose Marie - Billy May & His Orchestra
Let's Put Out the Lights and Go to Sleep - Billy May & His Orchestra
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Label ASL - ASV Living Era
Number 5575
Subsidiary Artists: Charlie Barnet
Glenn Miller
Capitol International Jazzmen
Charles LaVere & His Chicago Loopers
Hoagy Carmichael
Peggy Lee
Nellie Lutcher
Nat King Cole
Kay Starr
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