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William E. May, (November 10, 1916 – January 22, 2004) better known as Billy May was an American composer and musician. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he played trumpet professionally in big bands such as those of Charlie Barnet starting in 1939. May worked as an arranger for the bands of Glenn Miller and Les Brown before being hired as staff arranger first for the NBC radio network, then for Capitol Records.


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  • Billy May also produced the song "River Of No Return" for recording artist Tennessee Ernie Ford for the movie of the same name starring Marilyn Monroe in 1954.
  • 'Kato' means cat in esperanto. Incredibly cool piece, too.
  • I love Billy May. Just fantastic.
  • Featuring him on the Sunday Sounds show(06/06/10) 10am - 1pm PST www.kabl960.com
  • is that Tony Soprano?
  • スパイ大作戦 懐かしー
  • George Costanza sent back in time and living life as a mambo musician...
  • Hi, Billy May here.
  • Talent knows no color, form or nationality, must be a GenX slacker

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