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Leroy Holmes And His Orchestra Vinyl Record Albums

LeRoy Holmes (September 22, 1913 – July 27, 1986) was an American songwriter, composer, arranger, orchestra conductor and record producer. Holmes graduated from Hollywood High School, studied music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and the Juilliard School in New York, before working with a number of bandleaders during the 1930s and early 1940s. These included Ernst Toch, Vincent Lopez, and Harry James, for whose band, he wrote "The Mole". After serving as a pilot and flying instructor, a lieutenant in the US Navy during the Second World War, he moved to Hollywood, where he was hired by MGM Music Studios as a house arranger and conductor. In 1950, he relocated to New York and continued as a record producer for MGM, and later moved to United Artists. During his time with MGM, he backed numerous vocalists, including Judy Garland, and in 1954 made what is possibly his best known recording, a version of the theme to the film The High and the Mighty. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The song is known for its distinctive accompanying whistling, which was provided by Fred Lowery. Holmes provided the orchestration for Tommy Edwards epic 1958 hit "It's All In The Game", and tried rock and R&B with his backing to the Impalas "Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)". Holmes also wrote the theme song to the television series International Detective. He moved to United Artists Records in the early 1960s, where he contributed to many compilations of movie themes, released albums under his own name and backed a succession of singers, notably Connie Francis, Gloria Lynne, Shirley Bassey and Puerto Rican singers like Tito Rodríguez and Chucho Avellanet. In addition, he produced albums for a number of United Artists acts, including the Briarwood Singers. He also worked on the music for the 1977 film The Chicken Chronicles. Holmes died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California at the age of 72.

 

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LP
For A Few Dollars More And Other Movie Themes
Leroy Holmes And His Orchestra
For A Few Dollars More And Other Movie Themes
1967
UAS 6608
United Artists Record Label
VG+/VG-
$9.99
LP
The Good The Bad And The Ugly And Other Motion Picture Themes
Leroy Holmes And His Orchestra
The Good The Bad And The Ugly And Other Motion Picture Themes
1968
UAS 6633
United Artists Record Label; Stereo recording; Person's name blacked out on album cover and record label; Includes the original inner liner sleeve; Track listing: The Good The Bad And The Ugly; Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush; Live For Life; Bonnie And Clyde; Theme From Valley Of The Dolls; To Sir With Love; Tara Theme; Camelot; Doctor Dolittle; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Down Here On The Ground; Around The World
VG+/VG+
$19.99
LP
Themes From The New Provocative Films
Leroy Holmes Orchestra And Chorus
Themes From The New Provocative Films
1966
UAS 6742
United Artists Record Label; Album cover has minor wear; Record has minor scuffs; Stereo recording; Album cover is stamped ''Promotional Use Only''; Track listing: What Do You Say to a Naked Lady?; Mah Na Mah Na; I A Lover; Women in Love; De Sade (Main Title); Emotions; Fanny; Main Title from ''Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice''; Maybe Tomorrow; All the Loving Couples; Anatolia
VG+/VG+
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