sexta-feira, 2 de setembro de 2011

Billy May and His Orchestra - Guest The Four Freshmen

  1. All Of Me
  2. If I Had You
  3. Charmaine
  4. Unforgettable
  5. Fat Man Boogie
  6. Lean Baby
  7. My Silent Love
  8. There Is No Greater Love
  9. I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan
  10. Mayhem
  11. When My Sugar Walks Dows The Street
  12. Lulu's Back In Town
  13. I Want To Be Happy
  14. Ole Buttermilk Sky
  15. I Can't give You Anything But Love
  16. You Make Me Feel So Young
  17. Save The Bones For Henry Jones
  18. Swinging On a Star
  19. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  20. On The Atchinson, Topeka And Santa Fe
  21. Aren't You Glad You're You
  22. Happy Talk
  23. Accent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
Guest The Four Freshmen

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 bright big band charts for comic Stan Freberg's The United States of America, Vol. 2 (Rhino), 25 years after his contributions to Vol. 1. The veteran arranger died quietly at home on January 22, 2004 at the age of 87.

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