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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Lush Themes From Motion Pictures - LeRoy Holmes

The World Is Mine
Lush Themes From Motion Pictures
LeRoy Holmes And His Orchestra
MGM Records E3172
1955

From Billboard, August 13, 1955: Here's a great mood music programming package for deejays. The LP spotlights 12 theme songs from 12 important movies ranging from the familiar "The High And The Mighty" and Tara's Theme" (from "Gone With The Wind") to the lesser known "Samara" from "The Prodigal" and "The President's Lady." All of the melodic settings by Holmes and, over-all, the LP shapes up as eminently listenable. The package is a "must" for movie fans, and its wide selection of films offers dealers extensive tie-up promotion and display possibilities.

I love the cover art and the "mood music" is arranged with just enough uniqueness to help it just stand out in the mid-50s crowd of easy listening.

The High And The Mighty
Jamie
Land Of The Pharaohs
The World Is Mine
Rear Window Theme
Forbidden Love
Tara's Theme
The Bridges At Toko-Ri
Samarra
Unchained Melody
The President's Lady
Spellbound

2 comments:

  1. hello!

    Is the first 40 seconds of this YouTube clip a LeRoy Holmes selection?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC9umlj2M7o

    I have been trying to track down the full version of this untitled song that was mixed with South Pacific by The Verve on their bootleg live record Voyager 1.
    Thanks for any assistance.

    Bird

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  2. Any chance you might be able to upload the "Forbidden Love" track? I'd love to hear it! Thanks! :)

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