Billy Vaughn

Richard Vaughn

Also known as B. Vaughan, B. Vaughn, Bill Vaughn, Billy Vaughan, Billy Vaughn (Instr.), Vaugh, Vaughan, Vaughn

Discography of Billy Vaughn:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Cimarron (Roll On) 2 Audio 1958 London Records
2 The Shifting Whispering Sands 8 Audio 1962 Dot Records
3 Ode To Billy Joe 11 Audio 1967 Dot Records
4 The Music Of The 1960's 20 Audio 1983 MCA Records
5 On Days Like These / Color It Cool 2 Audio 1969 Dot Records
6 Look What They've Done To My Song Ma / Roof Tops Of Tokyo 2 Audio 1971 Paramount Records
7 The Shifting Whispering Sands 4 Audio 1962 Dot Records
8 Sail Along Silv'ry Moon 12 Audio 1958 Dot Records
9 Sail Along Silv'ry Moon 12 Audio 1958 Dot Records
10 Soundstage! 11 Audio 1972 Paramount Records
11 20 Original Hits - 20 Succes Orginaux 20 Audio 1977 GRT
12 Billy Vaughn Plays The Million Sellers 12 Audio Birchmount
13 Sukiyaki 12 Audio 1961 Dot Records
14 Billy Vaughn Plays The Million Sellers 12 Audio 1958 Dot Records
15 Mexican Pearls 12 Audio 1965
16 Billy Vaughn Plays Stephen Foster 12 Audio 1959
17 Greatest Hits 1 (Sail Along Silv'ry Moon) 4 Audio 1968
18 Wheels - Old Cape Cod - The Sundowners - Orange Blossom Special 4 Audio Dot Records
19 Billy Vaughn Plays The Million Sellers 12 Audio Rediffusion
20 Greatest String Band Hits 12 Audio 1962
21 Michelle / Elaine 2 Audio 1966 Dot Records
22 The Shifting Whispering Sands 8 Audio 1962 Dot Records
23 A Current Set Of Standards 12 Audio 1968 Dot Records
24 Hawaiian Songs No.1 10 Audio 1983 Nuage
25 The Shifting Whispering Sands 2 Audio 1955-07-00 Dot Records
26 Christmas Songs 11 Audio 1978 Mistletoe Records
27 Billy Vaughn 12 Audio 1976 Polydor Contact
28 Embraceable You! 10 Audio 1967 Pickwick
29 Cimarron (Roll On) 2 Audio 1958 London Records
30 That's Life 10 Audio Dot Records
31 An Old Fashioned Love Song 11 Audio 1972 Paramount Records
32 Sail Along Silv'ry Moon 12 Audio 1959
33 Greatest Boogie Woogie Hits 12 Audio 1964 Dot Records
34 Billy Vaughn Plays 14 Audio Dot Records
35 Cimarron / You're My Baby Doll 2 Audio 1958 London Records
36 Greatest Boogie Woogie Hits 12 Audio 1964 Dot Records
37 Golden Hits: The Best Of Billy Vaughn 11 Audio 1967 Dot Records
38 So Ein Tag So Wunderschön Wie Heute / Farewell My Darling, Goodbye 2 Audio 1965 Dot Records
39 Electrified! 10 Audio 1974 Paramount Records
40 Melody Of Love The Best Of Billy Vaughn 18 Audio 1994 Varèse Sarabande
41 Mexican Pearls 12 Audio 1965 DOT Records
42 Sleep / Till I Waltz Again With You 2 Audio 1956-02-00 Dot Records
43 Sukiyaka 12 Audio 1961 Dot Records
44 Pearly Shells 12 Audio 1964 Dot Records
45 Pearly Shells 12 Audio 1964 Dot Records
46 Silver Moon Golden Hits - The Golden Sound Of Billy Vaughn 24 Audio TVP Records
47 Together 4 Audio 1962 London Records
48 Dutchman's Gold / Back To The Farm 2 Audio Dot Records
49 Wheels / Isle Of Capri 2 Audio 1961 London Records
50 Sail Along Silv'ry Moon 16 Audio 1991 MCA Records


[b]Born:[/b] 12 April 1919, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA.

[b]Died:[/b] 26 September 1991, Escondido, California, USA.

[b]"Billy" Vaughn[/b] was a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, conductor, choral and orchestral leader.

[b]Vaughn[/b] was known as "Billy" from a very early age and began his musical career as a pianist in the Western Kentucky student group [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Hilltoppers,+The] The Hilltoppers[/url], who took their name from the local college basketball team. [b]Vaughn[/b] was the songwriter of the foursome, performing along with lead singer [a=Jimmy Sacca] and harmonizers [a=Donald McGuire] and [a=Seymour Spiegelman].

After recording a song, "Trying", that had some regional airplay success it got to the attention of [a=Randy Wood] who signed the quartet to [l=Dot Records] and re-recorded the song in 1952 (Dot 15018). This single was a slow mover but, after an appearance on US TV's Ed Sullivan Show, it eventually peaked at #7 on the national pop charts. The group had a subsequent success with [url=http://www.discogs.com/release/1331473]"P.S. I Love You"[/url] that climbed to #4 in the charts in 1953.

[b]Vaughn[/b] left the group in 1954 to pursue a career in orchestral arrangement, working as the musical director for Dot Records in Tennessee and as the leader of an orchestra which provided backing for a host of vocal acts over the years, such as the [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Fontane+Sisters,+The]Fontane Sisters[/url], [a=Gale Storm], [a=Nick Todd] and [a=Pat Boone]. [a=Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra] also released a number of recordings in their own right, mostly covering popular chart hits. In 1965 [b]Vaughn[/b]'s orchestra did a number of successful sell-out tours, encompassing Brazil, Korea and Japan. [b]Vaughn[/b] died aged 72 of mesothelioma in 1991 at Palomar Hospital, Escondido, California.


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