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Billy May

tr, 1916-2004 US, Pittsburgh
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Edward William May, Jr. Arletta May

Billy May (born November 10, 1916, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – died January 22, 2004, San Juan Capistrano, California, USA) was an American composer, arranger and trumpeter. He also composed film and television music for television and film.

        
Instruments
  • Trumpet
  • Strings
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
If I Had You on A Band Is Born by Billy May
Hernando's Hideaway - Remastered on Ultra-Lounge / Mambo Fever Volume Two by Various Artists
My Last Affair on Big Band Bash! by Billy May
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Remastered 1996 on Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails by Various Artists
Snowfall / Snowfall Cha-Cha - Remix / Medley on Ultra-Lounge/Christmas Cocktails by Various Artists
The Look Of Love - Remastered on Ultra-Lounge: Bossa Novaville by Various Artists
The Continental on Billy May's Big Fat Brass by Billy May
A Man And A Woman/Live For Life on Ultra-Lounge: Mondo Hollywood by Various Artists
Perfidia on Big Band Bash! by Billy May
Till There Was You on The Girls And Boys On Broadway by Billy May

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Billy May's Naughty Operetta!Billy May2017Compil.
The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown / A Breath Of ScandalBilly May, Alessandro Cicognini2012Album
By ArrangementBilly May2012Album
Jimmie Lunceford In Hi-Fi (Part 3)Billy May2007Single
Olé Tormé! Mel Tormé Goes South Of The Border With Billy MayMel Tormé, Billy May2003Single
The Ultimate Billy MayBilly May2002Compil.
Swing Era: The Postwar YearsBilly May, Glen Gray2001Album
Billy May's Big Fat Brass / Bill's BagBilly May2001Compil.
The Swing EraBilly May, Glen Gray2000Album
Two Classic Albums From Billy MayBilly May2000Compil.
Naughty Operetta / Plays For Fancy Dancin'Billy May1999Compil.
Swing Era: SwingtimeBilly May, Glen Gray1999Album
Swing Era: Swingtime IIBilly May, Glen Gray1999Album
The Girls And Boys On Broadway & The Sweetest Swingin' Sounds Of 'No Strings'Billy May1997Compil.
The Best Of Billy May, Vol. 1Billy May1995Compil.
Music For Peace Of Mind - Music Out Of The Moon - Perfume Set To MusicHarry Revel & Billy May & Les Baxter & Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman1995Compil.
The Best Of "The Capitol Years"Billy May1993Compil.
Anita O'Day 1956 - 1962Anita O'Day With Marty Paich, Billy May, Russell Garcia, Buddy Bregman1993Compil.
Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter + Rodgers & Hart With Billy MayAnita O'Day with Billy May1989Album
The Capitol YearsBilly May1987Compil.
The Greatest Recordings Of The Big Band EraEddy Duchin / Billy May / Joe Sanders / Bennie Moten / Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra1983Compil.
The Original Reunion Of The Glenn Miller Band - Recorded Live In ConcertThe Glenn Miller Orchestra Conducted By Billy May1980Album
The ContinentalBilly May1979Compil.
Swing Goes On! Vol.8 - Billy MayBilly May1978Compil.
Skyliner - The Big Band Sounds OfBilly May & Charlie Barnet1977Album
Walt Disney's Tales Of Uncle RemusJohnny Mercer, James Baskett, Billy May, The Pied Pipers, Knox Manning, Arthur Q. Bryan1975Album
Speciale PremiereBilly May1974Single
As You Remember Them Volume 4Billy May1972Album
La Orquesta de Glenn Miller Bajo de Direccion de Billy MayGlenn Miller, Billy May1971Compil.
The Green HornetBilly May1966Album
Today!Billy May1966Album
Nursery Rhymes, Vol. II - Nursery SongsKen Carson And Billy May1966Album
Today!Billy May1966Album
ひとりぼっちのギャング = Johnny CoolBilly May1964Single
The Shearing Touch!George Shearing / String Choir Arranged And Conducted By Billy May1964Album
La Revanche Du SicilienBilly May1964Single
No StringsBilly May1963Album
Bill's BagBilly May1963Album
Johnny CoolBilly May1963Album
I've Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do!Jack Jones With Pete King - Marty Paich - Billy May1962Album
Process 70Billy May1962Album
Horn A-PlentyAl Hirt With Orchestra Arranged And Conducted By Billy May1962Album
At The Crossroads (Malaguena) / FrenesiMel Tormé And Billy May1962Single
Pow!Billy May1962Album
No StringsBilly May1962Single
Makin' Whoopee With Billy MayBilly May1961Single
"Hits Forever"Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Les Baxter1961Single
Little Toot and Other Walt Disney FavoritesDon Wilson, Billy May1961Album
Bing And Satchmo Vol. 2Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Billy May1961Single
Sergeants 3 (Music From The Motion Picture Score)Billy May1961Album
The Sergeants 3 MarchBilly May1961Single
Cha Cha!Billy May1960Album
Swing Rodgers And HartAnita O'Day And Billy May1960Album
Comments For Our TimeStan Freberg With The Music Of Billy May1960Single
The Girls And Boys On BroadwayBilly May1960Album
Selections From The Album Cha Cha Billy MayBilly May1960Single
Cha Cha!Billy May1960Single
Billy May's Big Fat BrassBilly May1959Single
Olé TorméMel Tormé With Billy May1959Album
Swings Cole PorterAnita O'Day with Billy May1959Album
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home ToAnita O'Day With Billy May1959Single
Swings Cole PorterAnita O'Day With Billy May1959Single
Harp With A BeatVerlye Mills, Billy May1959Album
Billy May's Big Fat BrassBilly May1958Album
Street Of DreamsBilly May1957Album
The Fuzzy Pink NightgownBilly May1957Album
Plays For Fancy Dancin'Billy May1956Album
Naughty Operetta !Billy May1955Single
The Breeze And I / Whistle StopBilly May1954Single
Walt Disney's Little HiawathaBilly May, Don Wilson1954Album
Rob Roy - The Highland RogueBilly May1954Album
The Little Engine That CouldArt Gilmore Narrator, Music By Billy May1954Album
Billy May's Bacchanalia!Billy May1953Album
Walt Disney's Story Of Robin HoodAlan Livingston, Billy May, Nestor Paiva1952Album
Country CousinDon Wilson, Billy May, Alan Livingston1952Album
Bongo The Circus BearDon Wilson, Billy May, Alan Livingston1952Album
Memphis In June / Hello Out There, HelloJohnny Mercer And Billy May1952Single
Bozo Has A PartyPinto Colvig, Billy May1952Album
Very 8'n Boogie / Exactly Like YouLa Vere Six Featur. Billy May1952Album
Gin And Tonic / Love Is Just Around The CornerBilly May1952Album
Bugs Bunny And Aladdin's LampMel Blanc, Billy May1952Single
It's All Over But The Memories / SweetheartGisele MacKenzie With Orchestra Conducted By Billy May1952Album
The Flying MouseDon Wilson, Alan Livingston, Billy May1951Album
Elmer ElephantDon Wilson, Billy May, June Foray1951Album
Hopalong Cassidy And The Singing BanditBilly May, Bill Boyd1950Album
Destination MoonCharles Palmer, Tom Reddy With Billy May1950Single
Walt Disney's The Grasshopper And The AntsDon Wilson, Billy May, Alan Livingston1949Single
Bugs Bunny Meets Elmer FuddMel Blanc, Billy May, Arthur Q. Bryan1949Album
Sparky's Magic PianoBilly May, Alan Livingston1948Album
Bozo At The CircusPinto Colvig, Billy May1946Album
Frosty The SnowmanBilly MayAlbum
Hippopotamus Rag / Minor MarchBilly MayAlbum
Guess Who?Billy MayAlbum
The National Guard ShowBilly May, Margaret Whiting And Martin BlockAlbum
Billy May Plays For Fancy Dancin' Part 2Billy MaySingle
One Night Stand With Billy May At The PalladiumBilly MayAlbum
Sounds SpectacularHal Mooney, Gordon Jenkins, Hugo Montenegro, Billy May, Al Caiola, Richard HaymanAlbum
Magnificent Motion Picture & Love ThemesGordon Jenkins, Billy May, Hal Mooney, Al Caiola, Hugo Montenegro, Richard Hayman, Sonora Orizaba, The Manhattan Pops Orchestra, Jim Tyler, Kelso HerstonCompil.
Singing And SwingingFrank Sinatra With Two Swinging Bands Billy May & Nelson RiddleCompil.
Big Band And PercussionHugo Montenegro, Billy May, Tutti Camarata, Jerry Fielding & Jim TylerAlbum
Sparky's Magic PianoHenry Blair - Featuring Ray Turner At The Piano. Narration By Verne SmithSingle
Dance To The Bands! Vol. 1Stan Kenton / Les Brown / Harry James / Billy May / Woody Herman / Ray AnthonyCompil.
Bugs Bunny And The Grow Small JuiceMel Blanc, Billy MayAlbum
Here's To Veterans Program No. 929-930Billy May, Lester LaninAlbum
Bozo And The BirdsPinto Colvig, Billy MaySingle
Musique Originale du Film 3 sergentsBilly MaySingle
76 Trombones / Young And DangerousBilly MaySingle
Magnificent Motion Picture & Love ThemesBilly May, Al Caiola, Hugo Montenegro, Richard HaymanCompil.
Woody Woodpecker's PicnicMel Blanc, Billy MayAlbum
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