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Billy May

Billy May
Aliases
Billy May and His Orchestra
Billy May and His Orchestra - Vocal by The Maytimers
Billy May's Rico Mambo Orchestra
Real name
Edward William May Jr.
Born
November 10, 1916
Died
January 22, 2004
Country
United States
IPI
00020224841 6 works
Affiliation
BMI
Comments
Arranger, composer and orchestra leader

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
June 1950 Evelyn Knight - Dick Haymes
1958 Bing Crosby with The Ralph Carmichael Chorus and Orchestra
January 5, 1959 (27 artists)
September 1951 Lubo d'Orios Original-Boogie-Band
May 31, 1954 (4 artists)
March 1958 The Amalgamates
1951 Lisa Boray & The Harry Emmery Band
May 30, 1960 (2 artists)
1951 (6 artists)
i September 1951 (17 artists)
i (24 artists)
i August 1955 (13 artists)
1945 (3 artists)
May 17, 1954 Annita
January 5, 1959 (26 artists)
June 1958 Tan Sleeve
November 1951 (20 artists)
December 1951 (4 artists)
1960 (5 artists)
November 18, 1963 (3 artists)

Covers by Billy May

Title Performer Release date Originally by
October 1957 Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
May 1961 Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
i 1955 Jan Garber and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Lee Bennett
February 1961 Chick Bullock & His Levee Loungers
November 1959 Enrique Madriguera & His Rumba Orch., (unknown)
i March 1955 Enrique Madriguera & His Rumba Orch.
April 1959 Fred Astaire
1957 Lou Gold with The Melody Man – Vocal Chorus, Murray Amster
i March 1955 Lou Gold with The Melody Man – Vocal Chorus, Murray Amster
December 1966 Bobby Bland
i 1972 Alfred Newman
i September 1951 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Mildred Bailey
December 1959 Don Ameche
October 1958 Frank Sinatra
i All You Want to Do Is Dance Billy May & His Orchestra September 16, 1954 Unverified
December 1966 Ella Johnson
August 1954 Lisa Kirk
June 1953 Herb Jeffries with Buddy Baker and His Orchestra
i 1957 (unknown)
September 1955 Gloria DeHaven
i May 1962 Diahann Carroll
June 1954 Dolores Hawkins
May 1961 Les Brown and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Doris Day
i February 1960 Stan Kenton and His Orchestra
1961 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, Connie Boswell with Orchestra under direction of Harry Sosnik
July 1960 Donald Novis
1961 Clifton Webb
1960 Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Eddie Condon and His Orchestra
October 1947 Eddy Howard and His Orchestra
i October 1958 Yves Montand
i December 1960 Yves Montand
i September 1963 Claude Thornhill
i December 1960 Claude Thornhill
i February 1957 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
1993 Eva Taylor - Piano Accomp. by Clarence Williams
i 1962 Eva Taylor - Piano Accomp. by Clarence Williams
October 1957 Eva Taylor - Piano Accomp. by Clarence Williams
May 1958 Ruth Etting
November 1959 Carmen Miranda com Orquestra Odeon, Charles Wolcott and His Orchestra - Vocal by Ray Gilbert and Mixed Chorus
1961 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal by Bob Carroll
April 1957 Edric Connor and The Caribbeans, Harry Belafonte
Covered by Dick Dynamite and His Hot Lips
May 1958 Thomas and West (Ernest Hare, Billy Jones [US])
January 5, 1959 (unknown), Doretta Morrow, Richard Oneto & Chorus
i February 1957 Gene Autry
i May 1962 Richard Kiley, Bernice Massi, Don Chastain, Alvin Epstein and Ann Hodges
1960 Vivienne Segal
i December 1960 Vivienne Segal
i February 1960 Woody Herman and His Orchestra
1962 John Jacob Niles
August 1954 El Brendel and Manya Roberti
1957 Artie Shaw and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain and trumpet by "Hot Lips" Page
i February 1955 Artie Shaw and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain and trumpet by "Hot Lips" Page
i 1972 Leroy Anderson and His "Pops" Concert Orchestra
February 1961 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
i October 1948 Ambrose and His Orchestra
1958 Araci Cortes, Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal Choruses by Bob Eberly and Helen O'Connell
1945 Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
i February 1957 Sam Lanin's Dance Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Arthur Hall
1993 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians - Vocal Refrain by Carmen Lombardo
i 1972 Orchester Ricardo Santos
i December 1960 Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra
May 30, 1960 Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford and The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
1962 (unknown)
1961 Etta Moten
March 1957 Sunny Gale
1961 Fred Astaire with Ray Noble and His Orchestra
1957 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians - Vocal Chorus by Weston Vaughan
August 1962 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians - Vocal Chorus by Weston Vaughan
i January 1952 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians - Vocal Chorus by Weston Vaughan
1957 (unknown)
January 5, 1959 Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra
i February 1953 Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra
August 1962 Ray Noble and His Orchestra
i June 1963 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
1993 Freddie Martin and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Elmer Feldkamp
October 1958 Johnny Green and His Orchestra
i February 1953 Johnny Green and His Orchestra
May 1958 Waring's Pennsylvanians
September 1957 Harry James and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Connie Haines
1957 The Rounders [US1]
1962 Leadbelly
November 1959 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Jack Fulton and The Romancers
January 5, 1959 Jack Barker
1961 Jessie Matthews
1960 Selvin's Novelty Orchestra
1959 Maxine Sullivan, Louis Armstrong, Bill Bailey, The Dandridge Sisters, The Rhythmettes and The Deep River Boys
i June 1963 Bobby Timmons
Day by Day Frank Sinatra, Billy May and His Orchestra 1961 Unverified
October 1957 Bob Crosby and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Helen Ward
1959 Bob Crosby and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Helen Ward
August 1962 Fred Astaire & Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
August 1962 James Melton
i May 1952 James Melton
August 1954 Ethel Merman & Art Barnett
1962 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, Allan Jones & Jeanette MacDonald
i 1962 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
1961 Chick Webb and His Orchestra, (unknown)
May 1958 Ben Selvin and His Orchestra
Don't Cry Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go) Frank Sinatra, Billy May and His Orchestra 1961 Unverified
April 1959 (unknown)
i February 1956 Six Brown Brothers
October 1957 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra
i May 1962 Bernice Massi and Don Chastain
February 1961 Andrews Sisters
October 1958 The Princeton University Triangle Club
i 1962 Martha Tilton with Orchestra directed by Gordon Jenkins
December 1959 Frances Langford with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
August 1958 Jules Bledsoe
1962 Biddle University Quartet
1960 Muriel Angelus
1961 Muriel Angelus
i February 1956 Sam Lanin and His Orchestra
Five Minutes More Frank Sinatra, Billy May and His Orchestra 1961 Unverified
i February 1960 Benny Goodman Sextet
i 1957 Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra
1959 Tony Martin with Henri Rene and His Orchestra
1957 Western Wanderers
i March 1955 Lupita Palomera con la Orq. Hnos Dominguez
1993 McKinney's Cotton Pickers - Vocal Refrain by Donald Redman
April 1959 Tamara
December 1959 Tamara
listen on Internet Archive i August 1953 Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers - Vocal Chorus by Larry Cotton
i February 1960 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
1962 (unknown), The Weavers
1961 Pedro Vargas con Orquesta, Bing Crosby with The Bando da Lua
i 1972 (unknown)
i September 1960 Stubby Kaye & Johnny Silver
May 1961 Juanita Hall
1960 Joy Hodges & Austin Marshall
1961 Joy Hodges & Austin Marshall
i September 1960 Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus
October 1957 Larry Clinton and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bea Wain
i June 1954 Carol Haney, John Raitt and Company
i September 1963 Lucille Ball, Paula Stewart
1958 Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra
June 1950 Bob Hope & Lucille Ball [dubbed by Annette Warren]
i December 1960 Bert Stock and His Orchestra
i October 1948 Bert Stock and His Orchestra
September 1957 Tony Martin & Yvonne DeCarlo
1958 Judy Garland - With Orchestra under direction of David Rose
February 1961 Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band
1960 Bing Crosby
August 1954 Celeste Holm
October 1958 Bob Hope
October 1957 Bob Hope
1958 Bob Hope
May 1961 Adelaide Hall
April 1959 Les Brown and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Shirley Howard
January 5, 1959 Julie Andrews and Philippa Bevans
September 1957 Gene Kelly & Leila Ernst
1960 Gene Kelly & Leila Ernst
1993 Marcy Westcott and Richard Kollmar
i November 1957 Jimmy Carr and His Orchestra
February 1961 Peter Palmer, Mark Breaux, Ralph Linn, Jack Matthew, Robert McClure, Geroge Reeder
i September 1960 Isabel Bigley
December 1959 William Gaxton & Ethel Merman
1993 Lillian Shade
i October 1948 Ethel Merman
1951 (unknown), Clifton Webb
i 1972 Tamara
October 1958 Ted Wallace & His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus by The Radio Imps
i February 1957 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra
October 1958 Percy Faith
i 1962 Grace Moore
1962 Lilo
November 2, 1953 Jimmy Lunceford and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Dan Grisson
December 1959 Wilbur Evans
i October 1948 Trixie Friganza and Jimmie Savo
i September 1963 Nat "King" Cole
May 1954 Roy Hamilton
October 1957 "Fats" Waller and His Rhythm
i February 1960 Prince's Band, Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
i November 1957 (unknown), Milt Herth and His Trio
i February 1955 Court Symphony Orchestra
i November 1957 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
February 1961 George J. Gaskin, Knickerbocker Male Quartette
1961 Lou Gold and His Orchestra
October 1958 Henry Burr and John Meyer
July 1960 Felicia Sanders
i 1972 Andy Williams
December 1966 Lil Green
i February 1960 Barbecue Joe and His Hot Dogs (Wingy Manone), Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Edgar Hayes and His Orchestra
i October 1958 The MGM Studio Orchestra
1961 The MGM Studio Orchestra
July 1960 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Bob Eberly
1958 Lew Stone and His Band - Vocal Chorus by Nat Gonella
i October 1948 Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bing Crosby
i September 1963 Tony Bennett with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra
January 1951 Benny Lee with the Stargazers and Nat Temple and his Orchestra
July 1960 Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
i February 1957 John Boles and Jeanette Loff with Paul Whiteman and Orchestra
1958 John Boles and Jeanette Loff with Paul Whiteman and Orchestra
i September 1963 Dinah Shore with Orchestra
1960 Shirley Ross
April 1959 Peter Cookson
1962 Ben Bernie and His Orchestra
April 1959 Gertrude Lawrence
December 1959 Ethel Merman & Bob Hope
December 2, 1957 The Buffalo Bills
May 1960 Dick Haymes with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra
November 1949 Primo Scala and His Banjo and Accordion Band with The Keynotes
1960 Ann Sothern & Jack Whiting
December 1959 Frances Langford with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
December 1961 Martha O'Driscoll [dubbed by Margaret Whiting]
i September 1960 Robert Alda & Isabel Bigley
July 1960 Don Redman and His Orchestra
August 1954 Gertrude Niesen
August 1962 McKinney's Cotton Pickers with Vocal Refrain by George Thomas
May 1961 Phyllis Cleveland and Skeets Gallagher
December 1966 Betty Hutton with Joe Lilley and His Orchestra
May 1948 Jacob Gade, Kathryn Grayson
May 1958 Olive Kline
i 1972 Tousan
October 1957 Earl Hines and His Orchestra
1958 Edison Male Quartette
1960 Wynn Murray
December 1966 Lil Armstrong and Her Swing Orchestra
January 5, 1959 Sydney Chaplin and Judy Holliday
December 1959 June Knight & Charles Walters
i February 1955 June Knight & Charles Walters
i October 1948 Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards)
i May 1962 Noelle Adam and Alvin Epstein
May 1958 Winnie Lightner
August 1962 Alfred Newman, Woody Herman and His Orchestra
i 1972 Alfred Newman
i February 1960 Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
April 1959 Barrie Oliver and Hope Williams
i February 1953 Rudy Vallée and His Connecticut Yankees
September 1957 Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye - Vocal Refrain by Tommy Ryan
1947 Bailey's Lucky Seven
i 1972 The Pete Jolly Trio and Friends
i February 1953 Steve Porter
August 1962 (unknown)
1960 Gloria Grafton
i May 1962 Diahann Carroll
February 1961 Matt Mattox [dubbed by Bill Lee]
1993 Gene Kelly & Rita Hayworth [dubbed by Martha Mears]
December 1954 (unknown)
Covered by Bob Ralston
April 1959 Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale and Ensemble
i May 1962 Richard Kiley and Diahann Carroll
October 1954 The Robins
December 1959 Kathryn Crawford, June Shafer, Ida Pearson and Stella Friend
1952 Pickens Sisters
i 1972 Dick Haymes
i May 1962 Polly Rowles and Bernice Massi
1960 Jeanette MacDonald
1961 Kenny Baker [US1]
October 1958 Adrian Schubert & His Orch. – Vocal Chorus Harold Van Emburgh
i November 1957 Adrian Schubert & His Orch. – Vocal Chorus Harold Van Emburgh
i 1951 Ted Fiorito and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Muzzy Marcellino & The Fio-rettes
i May 1962 Richard Kiley and Diahann Carroll
i February 1953 Eddie Cantor
i March 1955 Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour and The Brazilians
1957 Rega Dance Orchestra
August 1962 The Troubadours - Vocal Refrain by Lewis James
1961 Vera Lynn, Lilo
1961 Lilo and Peter Cookson, Ethel Waters
1961 Frances Comstock & Alfred Drake, Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra
1961 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Julie Andrews and Philippa Bevans
1961 (unknown), (unknown), Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Bob Eberly
1958 Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber, (unknown), (unknown), Meister Glee Singers, (unknown), (unknown), Tally-Ho!, (unknown), Haydn Quartet
1961 The Troubadours [Shilkret] – Vocal Refrain by Frank Munn, Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Jack Fulton and The Romancers
1961 Spanish Dance Orchestra, Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, Connie Boswell with Orchestra directed by Victor Young
i 1962 Minto Cato
1962 Pete Seeger with Audience Participation
i November 1957 Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
i November 1957 William Gaxton, Lois Moran and Ensemble
i 1972 Lalo Schifrin
February 1961 Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys
i September 1963 Erroll Garner Trio
i December 1960 Erroll Garner Trio
i June 1963 Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
July 1960 Florence George
i October 1958 Bobby Sherwood and His Orchestra - Vocal by Kitty Kallen
1961 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
i 1972 Henry Mancini
October 1957 Gene Austin
1960 Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five, Phil Harris and His Dixieland Syncopators
December 1966 Florida Normal Industrial Institute Quartet, Little Walter and His Jukes
1957 "Kenn" Sisson and His Orchestra
February 1961 Billy Jones and Ernest Hare
October 1957 Mitzi Green
i May 1952 Billie Haywood
i June 1963 Charlie Parker
June 1951 Wayne King and His Orchestra
May 1960 William Frawley
September 1957 Gloria Grafton & Donald Novis
i September 1951 Adrian Schubert & His Orch.
September 1957 Jack Denny & His Orchestra
December 1959 Fred Astaire
August 1962 Vic Damone with Orch. Dir. by Joe Reisman
August 1954 Charlotte Greenwood
i May 1962 Richard Kiley and Diahann Carroll
i May 1962 Diahann Carroll & Richard Kiley
November 1955 Art Mooney and His Orchestra - Vocal by Barry Gordon
September 1957 William Gaxton, Lois Moran and Company
i February 1956 (unknown)
May 1960 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal refrain by Frank Sinatra, Connie Haines and The Pied Pipers
i August 1955 Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts, Betty Garde, Barry Kelley & Edwin Clay
May 1961 Hoagy Carmichael and Orchestra
November 1951 Jess Willard
1958 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Vocal by Al Hendrickson
i December 1960 Count Basie and His Orchestra
May 1961 Bing Crosby with Six Hits and a Miss and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
October 1958 Harry Richman
May 1961 Harry Richman
1962 George Reneau
i 1952 Raúl Roulien
i 1972 David Rose and His Orchestra
February 1961 Cliff Edwards, Elizabeth Brice
i February 1956 Friar's Society Orchestra
December 1954 Johnnie Ray
November 1959 Orquesta de Los Hermanos Domínguez, (unknown)
i May 1952 Orquesta de Los Hermanos Domínguez
i 1955 Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive 1951 Bing Crosby with Anson Weeks and His Orchestra
i May 1952 Red Norvo and His Orchestra
1961 Ernie Golden and His Orchestra
March 1955 Linda Hayes and The Platters
October 1947 Frankie Laine and Carl Fischer's Orchestra
i 1972 John Laurenz with Orchestral Accompaniment
i 1972 Stan Getz
August 1967 Eddie Miller and His Oklahomans
July 1960 Peggy Moran
1957 Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra
i February 1956 Wolverine Orchestra
May 31, 1954 Marilyn Monroe with Orchestra under the direction of Lionel Newman
Rock Around Stephen Foster Stan Freberg with Billy May's Orchestra September 1955 Unverified
1960 Bonnie Guitar
listen on Internet Archive i August 1953 John Boles
i February 1954 Dennis King & Arthur Dragon
August 1962 Richard Hayman Orchestra, Lew Douglas and His Orchestra - Vocal by Jack Halloran Choir
i 1972 Richard Hayman Orchestra
i October 1954 Gene Autry and The Pinafores with Orchestral Acc.
i 1972 Bing Crosby with Lani McIntire and His Hawaiians
i February 1957 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra
1958 Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orch. – Vocal Refrain by Pedro Berrios & Chorus, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Marion Hutton
1961 Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner
1954 The Chords [US1]
i June 1963 Count Basie and His Orchestra
May 1958 New Princes' Toronto Band
i 1955 New Princes' Toronto Band
February 1952 Pee Wee King and His Band featuring Redd Stewart
December 1966 Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Ella Johnson
November 1959 (unknown)
1962 Merle Travis
December 1966 Charlie Calhoun and His Orchestra and Chorus
i February 1960 Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra
i February 1954 William O'Neal
January 5, 1959 Sammy Davis, Jr.
i February 1957 Douglas Richardson
i So Nice (Samba de Verão) Billy May Unverified
i February 1957 Carl Ravell (The Singing Maestro) and His Orchestra
November 1959 Billy Cotton and His Band
November 2, 1953 Billy Cotton and His Band
i February 1956 Bob Crosby and His Orchestra
October 1958 Bob Haring and His Orchestra
1960 Dennis King & Vivienne Segal
i February 1957 Stephane Grappelly and His Quartet - With George Shearing at the Piano (Vocalist : Beryl Davis)
listen on Internet Archive July 1946 Wilmoth Houdini and His Royal Calypso Orchestra
i February 1956 The Charleston Chasers (under the direction of "Red" Nichols)
i December 1960 Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra
October 1958 Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Donald Novis
i October 1948 The Radiolites [Selvin]
May 1961 Bing Crosby with The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir
1962 The Polka Dots with Wally Stott and His Orchestra.
i 1962 Fisk University Jubilee Quartet
i March 1955 Cuarteto Machin
1957 Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by James Young
August 1954 Vivian Blaine
1961 Pearl Bailey with Orchestra directed by Don Redman
December 1954 Janet Brace
September 1957 Phyllis Cleveland and Jack Barker
1960 Ruth Etting
i May 1952 Dick Farney - Orchestrated and conducted by Paul Baron
i 1962 Virginia Verrill
i September 1963 Jesse Belvin with Marty Paich and His Orchestra
1951 Irving Abrams & His Orchestra
listen on Internet Archive July 1946 Julie Wilson [US]
i October 1958 Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Erik Rhodes and Lillian Miles
1961 Will Oakland
i February 1954 Robert Halliday, Vivienne Segal
i 1972 João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
March 1956 The Platters
i 1966 Joe Sherman and The Arena Brass
1961 Frank Sinatra with Orchestra conducted by Billy May
i June 1963 Milt Buckner
i 1972 Stan Getz
i May 1962 Mitchell Gregg
i The Man With The Horn (Randy Brooks Version) Billy May & His Orchestra 2001 Unverified
November 1958 (unknown), Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber, (unknown), (unknown), (unknown), Haydn Quartet, Tally-Ho!
i 1962 Anna Maria Alberghetti
i 1972 André Previn
i 1972 Jack Costanzo and His Orchestra
i 1972 Charles Williams with his Concert Orchestra - Solo Pianist: Arthur Dulay
August 1962 Gloria Grafton & Donald Novis
i 1972 Neal Hefti
i March 1955 Rita Montaner
i February 1960 Edith Piaf
i June 1963 Horace Silver Quintet
1959 Doris Carson & Ray Bolger
March 1955 (unknown)
i February 1956 Joseph Knecht's Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
i 1972 (unknown)
September 1957 Tullio Carminati
October 1958 Tullio Carminati
January 5, 1959 Tullio Carminati
i May 1962 Diahann Carroll & Richard Kiley
1958 Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
September 1955 Ben Jarrell - Acc. by Da Costa Woltz‘s Southern Broadcasters
i 1972 John Barry & Tom Jones
i September 1960 Meredith Willson and His Orchestra and Eileen Wilson, Barbara Cook and Robert Preston
i 1962 Meredith Willson and His Orchestra and Eileen Wilson, Barbara Cook and Robert Preston
1960 Vivienne Segal
i 1972 (unknown)
i 1972 (unknown), Freddy Martin and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Clyde Rogers
June 1951 Irving Kaufman
July 1960 Sammy Davis, Jr.
January 5, 1959 Sammy Davis, Jr.
i February 1953 Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra
1962 Billy Golden
i February 1960 Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra
i February 1960 W. Arlington
May 1960 Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye - Vocal Refrain by Charles Wilson
i March 1955 John Kirby and His Onyx Club Boys
i February 1952 Nat King Cole
i 1957 Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra
November 1959 Anita O'Day - Orchestra conducted by Larry Russell
July 1962 M. Tino Rossi - Orchestre : M. Pierre Chagnon, Rudy Vallée and His Connecticut Yankees
June 1952 Broadway Syncopators
May 1960 Jo Sullivan
December 1966 Marc Michel [dubbed by Georges Blaness], The Royalettes
May 1960 The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
April 1959 Fanny Brice
1958 (unknown)
December 1959 Elsie Carlisle
i 1972 Gilbert Bécaud
June 1951 Agustin Magaldi, Tony Martin with Henri René & His Orchestra
1962 Melotone Boys
January 1952 Melotone Boys
October 1957 Wolverine Orch. – Vocal Chorus Dave Harman
i 1951 Wolverine Orch. – Vocal Chorus Dave Harman
i April 1952 Ceelle Burke and Rhythmettes
i May 1952 Gene Austin
April 1959 Jessie Matthews
i June 1963 Lee Morgan Sextet
February 1961 (unknown)
April 1959 Margaret Adams
December 1966 Ted Fiorito & His Orchestra
i September 1963 Frank Sinatra
September 1957 Richard Himber and His Ritz-Carlton Orch. - Vocal Refrain by Joey Nash
November 4, 1957 The Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk, Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra, Bing Crosby with Anson Weeks and His Orchestra
November 4, 1957 Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Lew Sherwood, The Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk
i 1972 Katherine Dunham and Ensemble
1962 Ben Jarrell - Acc. by Da Costa Woltz‘s Southern Broadcasters
i February 1953 Georges Metaxa & Libby Holman
1958 Ray McKinley and Some of the Boys
August 1954 Ethel Merman
May 1960 Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra
December 1959 Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra
September 1957 William Gaxton & Genevieve Tobin
i September 1963 Cy Coleman
July 1960 Cy Coleman
October 1957 Larry Clinton and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bea Wain
1982 Alice Faye
1962 Martha Tilton with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
May 1961 Martha Tilton with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
September 1957 William Tabbert
i May 1952 Adele Astaire & Eddie Foy Jr.
1961 Nat "King" Cole
April 1959 William Gaxton & Ethel Merman
i February 1957 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

Songs written by Billy May

Original songs

Adapted songs

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
After the Ball Frank D'Rone with Billy May and His Orchestra May 1960 Mercury
Anita O'Day and Billy May Swing Rodgers and Hart Anita O'Day and Billy May 1960 Verve Records
Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter with Billy May Anita O'Day with Billy May December 1959 Verve Records
Arthur Murray - Cha Cha Mambos Billy May's Rico Mambo Orchestra March 1955 Capitol Records
As You Remember Them - Great Instrumentals Volume 2 Billy May and His Orchestra 1972 Time Life Records
Big Band Bash! Billy May and His Orchestra May 1952 Capitol Records
Bill's Bag Billy May June 1963 Capitol Records
Billy May Plays for Fancy Dancin' Billy May February 1957 Capitol Records
Billy May's Bacchanalia! Billy May and His Orchestra February 1953 Capitol Records
Billy May's Bacchanalia! [12"] Billy May and His Orchestra 1955 Capitol Records
Billy May's Big Fat Brass Billy May October 1958 Capitol Records
Billy May's Naughty Operetta! Billy May February 1954 Capitol Records
Bing & Satchmo Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong, arranged and conducted by Billy May 1960 MGM
Cha Cha! Billy May Billy May and His Orchestra February 1960 Capitol Records
Close Your Eyes Frank Stallone with The Billy May Orchestra 1993 D#Sharp Records
Come Dance with Me Frank Sinatra with Orchestra conducted by Billy May January 5, 1959 Capitol Records
El señor Bing Bing Crosby - Orchestra conducted by Billy May 1961 MGM
Fancy Meeting You Here Bing Crosby; Rosemary Clooney with Billy May and His Orchestra 1958 RCA Victor
Fresh and Fancy Free Patty - Maxene - La Verne with Orchestra conducted by Billy May September 1957 Capitol Records
Horn A-Plenty Al Hirt With Orchestra arranged and conducted By Billy May 1962 RCA Victor
I've Got a Lot of Livin' to Do Jack Jones with Marty Paich, Pete King, Billy May 1962 Kapp Records
Jimmie Lunceford in Hi-Fi Billy May and His Orchestra 1957 Capitol Records
Join the Band Billy May and His Orchestra October 1948 Capitol Records
Nancy - Naturally Nancy Wilson - Orchestra arranged and conducted by Billy May December 1966 Capitol Records
¡Olé Tormé! - Mel Tormé Goes South of the Border with Billy May Mel Tormé with Billy May November 1959 Verve Records
Petula Clark in Hollywood Petula Clark with the Orchestrations of Billy May, Don Ralke, Pete King 1959 Pye Records
Politely! Keely Smith with Billy May and His Orchestra October 1958 Capitol Records
Pretty Eyes Peggy Lee with Orchestra conducted by Billy May July 1960 Capitol Records
Shall We Dance? Jack Jones with Billy May & His Orchestra 1961 Kapp Records
Sorta-Dixie! Billy May and His Orchestra February 1956 Capitol Records
Sorta-May Billy May and His Orchestra February 1955 Capitol Records
Swing Along with Me Frank Sinatra, Billy May and His Orchestra 1961 Reprise Records
The Andrews Sisters Sing the Dancing 20's The Andrews Sisters with Orchestra conducted by Billy May May 1958 Capitol Records
The Best of the Stan Freberg Shows Stan Freberg featuring Daws Butler, June Foray, and Peter Leeds with the Music of Billy May and Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires August 1958 Capitol Records
The Girls and Boys on Broadway Billy May September 1960 Capitol Records
The Green Hornet - Original Television Score Billy May 1966 20th Century Fox Records [1963-1972]
The Hi-Lo's Happen to Folk Songs The Hi-Lo's - Billy May and His Orchestra 1962 Reprise Records
The Morse Code Ella Mae Morse with Orchestra conducted by Billy May October 1957 Capitol Records
The Shearing Touch George Shearing, String Choir directed by Billy May December 1960 Capitol Records
The Spectacular and Definitive Piano Wichcraft of Cy Coleman Cy Coleman, Orchestra arranged and conducted by Billy May September 1963 Capitol Records
The Sweetest Swingin' Sounds of Richard Rodgers' Hit Broadway Musical “No Strings” Billy May and His Orchestra May 1962 Capitol Records
Two of a Kind Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer with Billy May and His Orchestra February 1961 Atco Records
Verlye Mills Harp with a Billy May Beat Verlye Mills with Billy May November 1957 HiFi Records
Voices in Fun The Four Freshmen arranged and conducted by Billy May May 1961 Capitol Records

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
All of Me Billy May and His Orchestra September 1951 Capitol Records
Birmingham Ella Mae Morse and Billy May and His Orchestra September 1955 Capitol Records
Buzz Me Ella Mae Morse with Billy May's Orchestra 1945 Capitol Records
Candy Jo Stafford with Orchestra conducted by Billy May May 30, 1960 Columbia
Charmaine Billy May and His Orchestra January 1952 Capitol Records
Fat Man Boogie Billy May and His Orchestra September 1951 Capitol Records
Forever Is Now Micki Marlo and Billy May and His Orchestra May 1954 Capitol Records
Gin and Tonic Billy May & His Orchestra 1952 Capitol Records
Granada Frank Sinatra, Billy May and His Orchestra June 1961 Reprise Records
Green Chri$tma$ Stan Freberg with The Jud Conlon Chorale and Billy May's Music November 1958 Capitol Records
Hernando's Hideaway Billy May & His Orchestra June 1954 Capitol Records
Honest and Truly Billy May and His Orchestra April 1952 Capitol Records
I Apologize Billy Eckstine arr. & cond. by Billy May 1960 Roulette
I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat Mel Blanc, music by Billy May January 1951 Capitol Records
I Want to Be Near You Nellie Lutcher with Orchestra conducted by Billy May 1951 Capitol Records
Jalousie Clark Dennis with Orchestra conducted by Billy May May 1948 Capitol Records
Love Makes the World Go 'Round (La ronde de l'amour) Gisele MacKenzie with Orchestra conducted by Billy May 1951 Capitol Records
Lover, Come Back to Me! Nat "King" Cole and Billy May and His Orchestra October 1953 Capitol Records
My Magic Heart Peggy Lee with Orchestra conducted by Billy May June 1951 Capitol Records
Nothing in Common Frank Sinatra and Keely Smith with Orchestra conducted by Billy May March 1958 Capitol Records
Nuttin' for Christmas Stan Freberg with Billy May's Music November 1955 Capitol Records
Oklahoma Billy May and His Orchestra August 1955 Capitol Records
On a Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor Kay Starr with Orchestra conducted by Billy May November 1951 Capitol Records
Orchids in the Moonlight Billy May and His Orchestra 1952 Capitol Records
Papa Loves Mambo Nat "King" Cole with Billy May and His Orchestra December 1954 Capitol Records
Put Yourself in My Place, Baby Hoagy Carmichael with The Rhythmaires and Orchestra directed by Billy May October 1947 Decca
Romance Billy May and His Orchestra August 1953 Capitol Records
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Mambo Billy May & His Orchestra October 1954 Capitol Records
Sh-Boom Stan Freberg with The Toads and Orchestra conducted by Billy May 1954 Capitol Records
South of the Border (Down Mexico Way) Frank Sinatra and Billy May with His Orchestra November 2, 1953 Capitol Records
Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming) The Four King Sisters with Billy May and His Orchestra July 1946 RCA Victor
The Great Pretender Stan Freberg with The Toads and Billy May's Music March 1956 Capitol Records
The Honeymoon's Over Betty Hutton and "Tennessee" Ernie Ford with Orchestra Conducted by Billy May May 17, 1954 Capitol Records
The Same Old Song and Dance Frank Sinatra with Orchestra conducted by Billy May June 1958 Capitol Records
The Shiny One Clark Dennis with Billy May and His Orchestra 1947 Capitol Records
Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Good-Bye) Mel Blanc with Billy May and His Orchestra November 1949 Capitol Records
Unforgettable Billy May and His Orchestra February 1952 Capitol Records
Vieni, Vieni Vic Damone - Billy May and His Orchestra July 1962 Capitol Records
Walkin' Nat "King" Cole with Billy May's Orchestra December 1951 Capitol Records
Wandering Swallow Peggy Lee with Orchestra conducted by Billy May 1951 Capitol Records
When I Dance with You I Get Ideas Peggy Lee with Orchestra conducted by Billy May June 1951 Capitol Records
When My Sugar Walks Down the Street Billy May & His Orchestra 1951 Capitol Records
Wun'erful, Wun'erful! Stan Freberg with Billy May's Music November 4, 1957 Capitol Records
You Turn Me On, Baby Cy Coleman with Orchestra conducted by Billy May November 18, 1963 Capitol Records

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
20 Greatest Love Songs Nat King Cole 1982 Capitol Records
26 Miles (Santa Catalina) The Four Preps December 2, 1957 Capitol Records
A Christmas to Remember The Jimmy Joyce Singers 1958 Warner Bros.
Banana Boat (Day-O) Stan Freberg April 1957 Capitol Records
Broadway Ditties Dorothy Shay August 1954 Capitol Records
C'est la vie Dick Haymes March 1957 Capitol Records
Dance Set various artists 1951 Capitol Records
Dardanella Bing & Satchmo October 1960 MGM
Fairyland Gisele MacKenzie 1951 Capitol Records
Home Cookin' Margaret Whiting & Bob Hope June 1950 Capitol Records
Jeri Southern Meets Cole Porter Jeri Southern April 1959 Capitol Records
Nat "King" Cole Sings Nat "King" Cole December 1954 Capitol Records
Once More with Feeling Billy Eckstine February 1960 Roulette
Open Up the Doghouse (Two Cats Are Comin' in) Dean Martin and Nat "King" Cole December 1954 Capitol Records
Please Have Mercy Bunny Paul March 1955 Capitol Records
Release Me Matt Monro October 13, 1967 Capitol Records
Return to Paradise Nat "King" Cole June 1953 Capitol Records
River of No Return Tennessee Ernie Ford May 31, 1954 Capitol Records
The Lively Ones Vic Damone August 1962 Capitol Records
The Moon Was Yellow Frank Sinatra December 1961 Capitol Records
These Years Matt Monro August 1967 Capitol Records
The Yellow Rose of Texas Stan Freberg September 1955 Capitol Records
Trilogy Frank Sinatra March 1980 Reprise Records
Ultra-Lounge - Christmas Cocktails various artists September 3, 1996 Capitol Records
Walkin' My Baby Back Home Nat "King" Cole June 1952 Capitol Records
What a Feeling Jo Stafford 1960 Columbia