Bill Finegan

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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Recordings

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  

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203235

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