- Wonderland By Night
- And The Angels Sing
- Love Theme From "La Strada"
- You Made Me Love You
- Melancholy Serenade
- When It's Sleepy Time Down South
- Oh, Mein Papa
- Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
- Memories Of You
The golden horn of Billy Butterfield soars through twelve great trumpet hits in this exciting new collection. Billy's famous tone is burnished to a dazzling polish as he re-creates the magic of these famous solos, one of them is his own superb version of "Stardust".
Billy first gained recognition as a member of the Bob Crosby Bobcats when he was in his twenties. The hit ballad, "What's New", written in collaboration with Bobby Haggart, made him even more famous. Later, Billy joined forces with Artie Shaw, doubling with the famous Gramercy Five from time to time, then played with the Benny Goodman orchestra until service with the Armed Forces temporarily interrupted his career.
On his return Billy found himself one of the most sought-after sidemen in New York. The demand for his services kept him close to New York radio, television and recording studios for several years, but eventually he was prevailed upon to form his own touring band. Despite enthusiastic receptions wherever the group played, billy found his New York work more rewarding, and returned to resume his status as one of the city's most prominent musicians.
His latest Columbia collection opens with his notable performance of "Stardust", then moves on to "Wonderland by Night", which established the American fame of Bert Kaempfert. "And The Angels Sing" is Billy's tribute to Ziggy Elman, followed by the haunting Love Theme from the film "La Strada". The music making of Harry James is recalled in "You Made Me Love You", while "Melancholy Serenade" salutes Jackie Gleason's memorable theme.
Billy's memento of the great Louis Armstrong is "When It's Sleepy Time Down South", followed by "Oh, Mein Papa", originally introduced by Eddie Calvert. Perez Prado's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" comes next, along with Ralph Marterie's great hit, "Pretend". "Tenderly", as played by Charly Tabor with Bert Kaempfert, is Billy Butterfield's next salute, and he closes with "Memories Of You" as a tribute to Sonny Dunham.
(From the original liner notes)