William James Finegan (3 April 1917 – 4 June 2008) was an American jazz bandleader, pianist, arranger, and composer. He was an arranger in the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
Birth and Death Data: Born April 3, 1917 (Newark), Died June 4, 2008 (Bridgeport)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1953
Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, songwriter
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-035732||10-in.||4/10/1939||Little brown jug||Glenn Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||arranger|
|Victor||BS-058885||10-in.||1/17/1941||Song of the Volga boatman||Glenn Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||arranger|
|Victor||BS-068418||10-in.||11/24/1941||Moonlight sonata||Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Chummy MacGregor||Jazz/dance band, with piano solo||arranger|
|Victor||BS-071192||10-in.||10/20/1941||Jingle bells||Tex Beneke ; Ernie Caceres ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solos and mixed vocal ensemble||arranger|
|Victor||BS-071864||10-in.||2/18/1942||When Johnny comes marching home||Glenn Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble||songwriter|
|Decca||82421||3/10/1952||Keel row-1||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||L 6807||6/11/1952||They didn't believe me-1||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||L 6808||6/11/1952||Cheek to cheek||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||L 6810||6/13/1952||The bells of St. Mary's||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||L 6811||6/13/1952||Two beats on a bat||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||L 6812||6/13/1952||Chasing shadows||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||L 6816||6/12/1952||I'm getting sentimental over you||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||L 7301||8/14/1953||Liza Jane||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||L 7302||8/14/1953||The blue room||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||L 7303||8/14/1953||Cheek to cheek||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||L 7304||8/15/1953||You're the cause of it all||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||L 7305||8/15/1953||Lovely weather for ducks||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||L 7306||8/15/1953||Island queen||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Finegan, Bill," accessed June 28, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203235.
Finegan, Bill. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 28, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203235.
"Finegan, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 June 2022.
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