Billy May And His Orchestra (Big Band Bash) Vinyl LP Record Album Capitol T-329
- Released: 1952
- Genre: Jazz
- Style: Big Band, Swing, Easy Listening
A1 You're Driving Me Crazy
A2 When Your Lover Has Gone
A4 My Last Affair
A5 Easy Street
A6 Gone With The Wind
B2 Please Be Kind
B4 Orchids In The Moonlight
B6 From The Land Of The Sky Blue Water
Edward William May Jr. (November 10, 1916 – January 22, 2004) was an American composer, arranger and trumpeter.
He composed film and television music for The Green Hornet (1966), The Mod Squad (1968), Batman (with Batgirl theme, 1967), and Naked City (1960). He collaborated on films such as Pennies from Heaven (1981), and orchestrated Cocoon, and Cocoon: The Return, among others.
May also wrote arrangements for many top singers, including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Anita O'Day, Peggy Lee, Vic Damone, Bobby Darin, Johnny Mercer, Ella Fitzgerald, Jack Jones, Bing Crosby, Sandler and Young, Nancy Wilson, Rosemary Clooney, The Andrews Sisters and Ella Mae Morse. He also collaborated with satirist Stan Freberg on several classic 1950s and 1960s satirical music albums.
As a trumpet player, during the 1940s big band May recorded such songs as "Measure for Measure", "Long Tall Mama", and "Boom Shot", with Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, and "The Wrong Idea", "Lumby", and "Wings Over Manhattan" with Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra. With his own band, May had a hit single, "Charmaine", in 1952, and he released several albums including Sorta-May.