Studio Recordings 1951-1953

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Since the Billy May approach to arranging was often capable of blowing all but the strongest vocalists out of the room, a collection of his studio orchestra's unaccompanied recordings is welcome indeed. The two-disc set Studio Recordings 1951-1953 reissues 50 sides, most of them closer to big-band jazz than the type of easy-listening pop churned out by Jackie Gleason or Ray Conniff. May's arranging chops were unparalleled, and he compensates for the lack of vocals by adding plenty of parts for the more lyrical of his orchestra voices. Standards from the American songbook, such as "Lulu's Back in Town" and "When I Take My Sugar to Tea," make for most of the highlights, though ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
Since the Billy May approach to arranging was often capable of blowing all but the strongest vocalists out of the room, a collection of his studio orchestra's unaccompanied recordings is welcome indeed. The two-disc set Studio Recordings 1951-1953 reissues 50 sides, most of them closer to big-band jazz than the type of easy-listening pop churned out by Jackie Gleason or Ray Conniff. May's arranging chops were unparalleled, and he compensates for the lack of vocals by adding plenty of parts for the more lyrical of his orchestra voices. Standards from the American songbook, such as "Lulu's Back in Town" and "When I Take My Sugar to Tea," make for most of the highlights, though originals like "Mayhem" and "Fat Man Boogie" illustrate that May's composer skills were impressive as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2003
  • Label: Jasmine Music
  • UPC: 604988039924
  • Catalog Number: 399

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All of Me (3:17)
  2. 2 My Silent Love (3:13)
  3. 3 If I Had You (3:26)
  4. 4 Lulu's Back in Town (3:19)
  5. 5 When My Sugar Walks Down the Street (2:50)
  6. 6 Fat Man Boogie (3:02)
  7. 7 Lean, Baby (3:16)
  8. 8 I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans (2:56)
  9. 9 Charmaine (3:05)
  10. 10 Orchids in the Moonlight (2:26)
  11. 11 When I Take My Sugar to Tea (2:51)
  12. 12 There Is No Greater Love (2:37)
  13. 13 Unforgettable (2:39)
  14. 14 Silver and Gold (2:47)
  15. 15 Always - Ensemble (2:53)
  16. 16 My Last Affair (2:43)
  17. 17 When Your Lover Has Gone (3:16)
  18. 18 Please Be Kind (2:34)
  19. 19 Mayhem (2:47)
  20. 20 You're Driving Me Crazy (3:00)
  21. 21 Perfidia (3:02)
  22. 22 Diane (2:21)
  23. 23 Tenderly (2:28)
  24. 24 Hello Out There (3:01)
  25. 25 Memphis in June - Johnny Mercer (3:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano (2:28)
  2. 2 Love Is Just Around the Corner - Willie "The Lion" Smith (2:57)
  3. 3 Easy Street (2:51)
  4. 4 Honest and Truly (2:49)
  5. 5 Gin and Tonic (2:43)
  6. 6 High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) (2:40)
  7. 7 A Cute Piece of Property - Encores (2:44)
  8. 8 Driftwood (2:06)
  9. 9 Do You Ever Think of Me - Encores (2:33)
  10. 10 Cocktails for Two (2:32)
  11. 11 Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (2:42)
  12. 12 Little Brown Jug (2:27)
  13. 13 Makin' Whoopee (3:11)
  14. 14 Let's Put Out the Lights and Go to Sleep (2:24)
  15. 15 You and the Night and the Music (3:11)
  16. 16 Cheek to Cheek (2:37)
  17. 17 Bacchanalia (2:21)
  18. 18 From the Land of Sky Blue Water (2:53)
  19. 19 Gone With the Wind (2:42)
  20. 20 Good Gravy - Encores (2:48)
  21. 21 Comin' Thru the Rye - Encores (2:13)
  22. 22 Romance (2:09)
  23. 23 Street of Dreams - Encores (3:06)
  24. 24 Dixieland Band (2:25)
  25. 25 Cool Water - Bob Morse (2:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy May Primary Artist, Conductor
Billy Guy Trumpet
Barney Kessel Guitar
Ted Nash Tenor Saxophone
Willie Smith Alto Saxophone
Bob Hardaway Tenor Saxophone
Arnold Ross Piano
Stu Williamson Trumpet
Heine Beau Alto Saxophone
Buddy Cole Piano
Si Zentner Trombone
Jack Agee Baritone Saxophone
Clark Burroughs Group Member
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
John Coppola Trumpet
John Cyr Drums
Nick Fatool Drums
Chuck Gentry Baritone Saxophone
Al Hendrickson Guitar
Skeets Herfurt Alto Saxophone
Manny Klein Trumpet
Eddie Kusby Trombone
Jack Laubach Trumpet
Joe Mondragon Bass
Vito Mangano Trumpet
John Markham Drums
Murray McEachern Trombone
Johnny Mercer Vocals
Ralph Pena Bass
Ray Pohlman Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Priddy Trombone
Uan Rasey Trumpet
Les Robinson Alto Saxophone
Bill Schaeffer Trombone
Wilbur Schwartz Alto Saxophone
George Seaberg Trumpet
Ray Sims Trombone
Carson Smith Bass
Willie "The Lion" Smith Vocals
Phil Stephens Bass
Alvin Stoller Drums, Shouts
Joe Triscari Trumpet
Don Whitaker Bass
Alicia Adams Group Member
Fred Falensby Tenor Saxophone
Karl de Karske Trombone
Tony Facciuto Trumpet
Cliff Fishback Piano
Robert McKinzie Trumpet, Vocals
Andre Peele Trumpet
Robert Reisiger Trombone
Encores Vocals
Zeke Zarchy Trumpet
Bob Dawes Baritone Saxophone
Tommy Pederson Trombone
Joe Howard Trombone
Ted Hammond Bass
Irv Lewis Trumpet
Jack D. Elliot Group Member
Ensemble Track Performer
John McClanian Best Jr. Trumpet
Randy Van Horne Singers Group Member
Remo Belli Drums
Liz Tilton Vocals
Dick Clay Alto Saxophone
Walter Condoli Trumpet
Chuck Deremo Tenor Saxophone
Frank DiFabio Piano
Joe Spang Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Etter Trombone, Vocals
Paul Sarmento Bass
George Kenney Trombone
Bob Morse Vocals, Group Member
Vincent Terri Guitar
Technical Credits
Dimitri Tiomkin Composer
Floyd Cramer Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Billy May Arranger, Composer
Lester Young Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Charles Wakefield Cadman Composer
Gene Austin Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Saul Chaplin Composer
Howard Dietz Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Walter Gross Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Nelson Riddle Composer
Leon René Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Marty Symes Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Allie Wrubel Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Composer
Bob Nolan Composer
Dana Suesse Composer
Arthur Johnston Composer
Alberto Dominguez Composer
Ted Shapiro Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Irving Gordon Composer
Edward Eliscu Composer
Harry Woods Composer
Seymour Simons Composer
Gerald Marks Composer
Edgar Leslie Composer
Reginald Connelly Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Einar A. Swan Composer
Joe Manone Composer
Jimmy Campbell Composer
Pierre Norman Connor Composer
Nelle Richmond Eberhart Composer
Lewis Gensler Composer
John Cooper Composer
Traditional Composer
George Hulme Producer, Liner Notes
Haven Johnson Composer
Erno Rapee Composer
Alan Rankin Jones Composer
Herman Hupfeld Composer
Joseph E. Winner Composer
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