• Billy MAY & His Orchestra - Let's Go To Town with Billy May & His Orchestra (Transcription Recordings)

Billy May was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1916. At school he learned to play the brass bass (tuba), trombone and trumpet, and performed not only in several of the school bands but also with outside groups. At first, his regular instrument was the trombone but gradually he gave preference to the trumpet. On completing his education, he simply increased his involvement in music and earned some extra money by transcribing from records the arrangements of tunes played by the popular bands of the day. In doing this, he learned the basics of arranging for a dance band and began to make arrangements for the bands for whom he was playing.

Track Listing

Disc One
1. ALL OF ME
2. THE BLUE ROOM
3. WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE
4. CHARMAINE
5. I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLAN
6. JUST YOU, JUST ME
7. MY SILENT LOVE
8. STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY
9. YOU'RE DRIVING ME CRAZY
10. CARIOCA
11. Introduction to "The Billy May Show"
12. MY LAST AFFAIR
13. WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE
14. PLEASE BE KIND
15. MAYHEM
16. HONEST AND TRULY
17. LOVE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER v. Willie Smith
18. EASY STREET
19. GIN AND TONIC
20. WHEN MY SUGAR WALKS DOWN THE STREET
21. FAT MAN BOOGIE
22. HUGUETTE WALTZ
23. Conclusion of "The Billy May Show"

Disc Two
1. PERFIDIA
2. THE DESERT SONG
3. I CAN DREAM CAN'T I
4. LET'S PUT OUT THE LIGHTS AND GO TO SLEEP
5. MUSIC, MAESTRO, PLEASE v. Sherry Kay
6. THE ONE I LOVE (BELONGS TO SOMEBODY ELSE)
7. ORCHIDS IN THE MOONLIGHT
8. THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE
9. VILIA
10. Introduction to "Let's Go To Town"
11. PERFIDIA
12. ST. LOUIS BLUES v. Margaret Whiting
13. MAYHEM
14. TENDERLY
15. LEAN BABY
16. SHE DIDN'T SAY YES
17. PICK YOURSELF UP
18. SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME
19. I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN
20. IT'S THE NATURAL THING TO DO
21. I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES v. Peggy Lee
22. FASCINATING RHYTHM
23. Conclusion of "Let's Go To Town

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 1/8/2002
UPC Bar Code No 604988 03952 8

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