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Pat Longo's Super Big Band: Billy May For President

1983 TownHall

Tracks

Side 1:
1. Come What May
2. Fortune In Dreams - Frank Sinatra Jr.
3. Ballads, Blues And Big Bands Too
4. Missy - Frank Sinatra, Jr. [written by Frank Sinatra Jr.]
5. Poor Butterfly

Side 2:
1. Great Times - Frank Sinatra Jr.
2. Joyful Junction
3. Sweet And Lovely - Frank Sinatra Jr.
4. Thin Man Boogie
5. Midnight Sun - Frank Sinatra Jr.
6. Here's That Swing Thing

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Liner Notes

This album contains music that is constantly exciting, extraordinarily melodic and eminently danceable. It is by the contemporary Pat Longo band in its third outing on TownHall and is recommended for dark days, special occasions, jaded appetites and for refugees from the hard news of the day. It is very much 'A Salute to Billy May.'

It was clearly Frank Sinatra, Jr. who launched the grass-roots movement for 'Billy May for President.' Frank had those T-shirts so imprinted and quickly agreed to this record project in an effort to get a ground-swell going. ...

Frank Sinatra, Jr., in my opinion, has never sung better on records. His work, while naturally considerably influenced by his father's, is extremely musical, sure-footed, highly original and totally pleasing. It's also vastly different from song to song. The man respects the material and lives the lyrics, including his own superb contribution, 'Missy.' – Fred Hall

Frankie's Insights

It was originally going to be an instrumental record. ... Both Pat and I have a great respect and admiration for Billy May who I have watched through the years. For me personally, I have always wanted to work with him, which is why it was such a treat to make that record.

Related Releases

YearFmtCatalogTitleLabel
1983 33-12" S33 Pat Longo's Super Big Band: Billy May For President TownHall
1991 CD USACD-715 Pat Longo Super Big Band: Here's That Swing USA Music Group
1995 CD CD-33 Pat Longo's Super Big Band: Billy May For President TownHall
2008 Download Digital Album Pat Longo's Super Big Band: Billy May For President TownHall
2008 Streaming Digital Album Pat Longo's Super Big Band: Billy May For President TownHall