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Billy May – A Band Is Born (1952 FLAC)

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Billy May - A Band Is Born (1952 FLAC)

Billy May – A Band Is Born (1952 FLAC)

Artist: Billy May
Album: A Band Is Born
Release/Reissue: 1952
Genre: Jazz

01. All Of Me (Instrumental)
02. If I Had You
03. Charmaine
04. Unforgettable
05. Fat Man Mambo
06. Lean, Baby
07. My Silent Love (Instrumental)
08. There Is No Greater Love
9I. Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan
10. Mayhem
11. When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
12. Lulu’s Back In Town (Instrumental)

In the early 1950s, a period when big bands were becoming extinct, one of the very few to catch on was arranger Billy May’s. May utilized a trademark sliding saxophone sound and a rhythm section that sounds like it would have fit in well with Jimmy Lunceford’s band. This Pausa LP, which reissues an earlier Capitol set, has some famous performances, including Billy May’s renditions of “All of Me,” “Fat Man Boogie” and “When My Sugar Walks Down the Street.” The short solos are less important than the general sound of the ensembles. This is the one Billy May album to have.