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Options January 30, 2004: A Tribute To Billy May
All selections in this program were conducted, arranged, written, or performed by Billy May.

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BILLY MAY

Artist Track Album
Billy May & His Orchestra  "Introduction to 'Let's Go To Town'"/"Perfidia"
(early-mid 50s transcription recording for the National Guard)
 
Let's Go To Town With Billy May & His Orchestra
(Jasmine)
 
Frank Sinatra  "Don't Fence Me In"
(first Sinatra song scored by Billy May, from CBS Radio's "Your Hit Parade," December, 1944)
 

Sinatra Sings Cole Porter
(Columbia/Legacy)
 

Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra
 
"Cherokee"
(Billy May's first hit arrangement)
 
Skyliner
(Topaz)
 

Hoagy Carmichael
 
"No More Toujours L'Amour"
(first recording session led by Billy May, August, 1944)
 
Hoagy On My Mind
(Flapper/Pavilion)
 
Ella Mae Morse   "Buzz Me"  
The Very Best Of Ella Mae Morse
(Collectables)
 
Billy May & His Orchestra  "Mayhem"
(from "The Billy May Show," 1954 transcription recording for the U.S. Navy)
 

Let's Go To Town With Billy May & His Orchestra
(Jasmine)
 

Alvino Rey and His Orchestra
 
"Russian Lullaby"   By Request
(Hindsight)
 
Harry James and His Orchestra   "On The Sunny Side Of The Street"  
The Uncollected Harry James And His Orchestra 1943-1946
(Hindsight)
 
Billy May & His Orchestra  "Fat Man Boogie"(shout by drummer Alvin Stoller)  
Billy May & His Orchestra: Studio Recordings 1951-1953
(Jasmine)
 
 
Billy May & His Orchestra  "Rhythm Is Our Business"  
The Ultimate Billy May
(EMI)
 
 
Interview with Sinatra-ologist (and WFMU DJ) Mr. C about the Come Fly With Me album!
Frank Sinatra  "Come Fly With Me"  
Come Fly With Me
(Capitol)
 
Frank Sinatra  "Moonlight In Vermont"   Come Fly With Me
(Capitol)
 
Billy May & His Orchestra  "Show Me The Way To Go Home"   The Ultimate Billy May 
Frank Sinatra  "It's So Nice To Go Trav'ling"   Come Fly With Me
(Capitol)
 
 

Sammy Davis Jr. with Frank Sinatra
 
"Me And My Shadow"   Sammy & Friends
(Rhino)
 
 
Interview with Jack Mirtle, author of The Music Of Billy May (Greenwood Press)
Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra  "The Wrong Idea"
(vocals by Billy May)
 
Skyliner
(Topaz)
 
 

Nat King Cole
 
"Lover Come Back Top Me"   Nat King Cole: The Billy May Sessions
(Capitol)
 
Anita O'Day   "What Is This Thing Called Love?"  
Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May
(Verve)
 
Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer  "Indiana"  
Two Of A Kind
(Atco)
 

Frank Sinatra
 
"The Song Is You"   Trilogy: Past, Present & Future
(Reprise)
 

Ella Fitzgerald
 
"Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead"   The Harold Arlen Songbook, Vol. 2
(Verve)
 
Mel Torme   "Malaguena"  
Mel Torme Goes South Of The Border With Billy May
(Verve)
 
Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney  "Brazil"  
Fancy Meeting You Here
(Bluebird)
 

Sammy Davis Jr.
 
"The Ballad Of Johnny Cool"   Soundtrack/Johnny Cool
(Rykodisc)
 

Kay Starr
 
"Got My Arms Wide Open (And My Love Ready)"   The Definitive Kay Starr On Capitol
(Collector's Choice)
 

Ethel Merman
 
"I Got Rhythm"   Ethel Merman
(Allegro)
 
Frank Sinatra and Keely Smith  "Nothing In Common"  
Come Dance With Me
(Capitol)
 
 
Pinto Colvig (as Bozo)  "Bozo On The Farm"  
Bozo On The Farm
(Capitol)
 
 
Interview with Alan Livingston (longtime friend and collaborator with Billy May, signed Frank Sinatra to Capitol, creator of Bozo, and former president of Capitol Records).
Mel Blanc  "I Tout I Taw A PuddyTat"  
I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat
(Capitol)
 
Billy May speaks!  Billy reminisces about Johnny Mercer as part of the Georgia State University Library Johnny Mercer Oral History Project
(interview conducted by Chris Paton)
 
cassette 

Johnny Mercer
 
"Hello Out There, Hello"   Billy May & His Orchestra: Studio Recordings 1951-1953
(Jasmine)
 
 
Billy May & His Orchestra (with Stan Levey, Al Stoller, and Irv Cottler on drums)  "Tri-Fi Drums"  
Wild Stereo Drums
(Capitol)
 
Billy May  "Slick"  
Bottoms Up! Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 18
(Capitol)
 
Yma Sumac   "Taki Rari"  
Mambo!
(Capitol)
 
Billy May & His Orchestra  "Maine"   Girls & Boys On Broadway/The Sweetest Swingin' Sounds Of No Strings
(EMI)
 
Al Hirt 
"Green Hornet Theme"
 
Soundtrack/Kill Bill, Vol. 1
(Maverick)
 
Billy May 
"Emergency! Theme"
 
Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 5: In Living Color!
(TVT)
 
Billy May speaks again!  Billy reminisces about Johnny Mercer's reaction to his production of "I Remember You" by Peggy Lee as part of the Georgia State University Library Johnny Mercer Oral History Project
(interview conducted by Chris Paton)
 
cassette 
Peggy Lee   "I'm Walking Through Heaven With You"  
Pretty Eyes
(Capitol/EMI)
 
Frank Sinatra  "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone"  
Swing Along With Me
(Reprise)
 
Thanks to the following folks for their invaluable assistance: Mr. C, Christine de Catanzaro, Irwin Chusid, Cosmic Cowboy, Dave the Spazz, Otis Fodder, Ken Freedman, Liz French, Peter Keepnews, Alan Livingston, Jack Mirtle, Rix, Steinski, and Scott Williams.

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