Artist: Joël Holmes
LP: 7" single
Song: "Les Chemins de Rome"
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Here's a bouncy ditty from France, probably from the early-to-mid 1960s, that I sometimes use for my early morning baton-twirling practice. Not to be confused with the talented jazz pianist, the junior rugby player from Wales, the guy from Tennessee whose estranged wife hired a hit man to kill him, or the Michigan video-game nerd of the same name, the handsome French crooner Joël Holmes has very little info about himself available on the web. What we do know is that the orchestra accompanying him on "Les Chemins de Rome" is under the direction of Jean Bouchety...or maybe it's Bernard Kesslair. Hard to tell.
[ Joël Holmes: 1928 — September 2, 2009 ]