Ricky May

Profile:
Ricky May (22 November 1943 – 1 June 1988) was a jazz musician in the Louis Armstrong-style who found fame in his native New Zealand as well as Australia. He was born in Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand, of Māori descent. Apart from being a vocalist, he played drums and piano but was known best as a variety entertainer. He would often introduce unconventional vocalisations, improvisation and the spoken-word while singing. He commonly recorded compositions of Nat King Cole and appeared on many television tonight shows including The Don Lane Show, Farnham and Byrne, along with regular appearances on the Midday Show. In 1962 he moved to Australia and began a career in cabaret. In 1966 he hosted the Sydney teen pop music show Ten on the Town[4] He found national fame and popularity with the show Hey Hey It's Saturday.
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Artist

Albums

L 60011 Ricky May - Fats Enough album art Ricky May with the Julian Lee Orchestra Ricky May with the Julian Lee Orchestra - Fats Enough(2xLP, Album, Gat) ABC Records (3) L 60011 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
Ricky May - Just Fooling Around album art Ricky May And Bob Barnard With The Julian Lee Orchestra Ricky May And Bob Barnard With The Julian Lee Orchestra - Just Fooling Around (Album) ABC Records (3), ABC Records (3), ABC Records (3) Australia 1987 Sell This Version
PKD 3229 Ricky May - The Joint Is Jumpin album art Ricky May With The Julian Lee Orchestra Ricky May With The Julian Lee Orchestra - The Joint Is Jumpin(CD, Album) ABC Music PKD 3229 Australia 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GSP-054 Ricky May - I Could Have Danced All Night album art Ricky May I Could Have Danced All Night(7", Single) La Gloria Records GSP-054 New Zealand 1962 Sell This Version
7-259903 Ricky May - Built For Comfort album art The Big Boys (4), Jonathan Coleman, Ricky May The Big Boys (4), Jonathan Coleman, Ricky May - Built For Comfort(7", Single) WEA 7-259903 Australia 1983 Sell This Version

Compilations

L-38686, L 38686 Ricky May - Oh What A Feeling album art Ricky May Oh What A Feeling(LP, Comp) Festival Records, Festival Records L-38686, L 38686 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
Ricky May - Ricky May album art Ricky May Ricky May (Comp) J & B Records Australia Unknown Sell This Version
4796572 Ricky May - The Best Of Ricky May album art Ricky May The Best Of Ricky May(CD, Comp) ABC Jazz, ABC Music, EMI 4796572 Australia Unknown Sell This Version