Mike Sammes Singers

Profile:
Backing vocal group lead by British arranger Mike Sammes (19 February 1928 – 19 May 2001) with as core group: Valerie Bain, Marion Gay, Enid Hurd, Mike Sammes, Ross Gilmour, Mel Todd and Mike Redway. Provided backing vocals for many artists including Olivia Newton John, The Beatles, Supercar, Stingray, The Secret service, Russ Conway etc. Associated with inter alia Disneyland Records.
The Mike Sammes Singers remained very busy into the 1970s, doing recordings for television (The Secret Service) and appearing on the small screen (the Val Doonican Show, 1971). By the mid-1970s, though, the demand for backing vocals had faded considerably, due to the introduction of multi-tracking and synthesizers. On "The Last of the Summer Wine", the Mike Sammes Singers contributed the "Summer Wine" song over the opening credits of the Christmas 1983 episode "Getting Sam Home".

Sammes died at the age of 73 in May 2001 and the Mike Sammes Singers died with him.
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Albums

TFL.5028 Mike Sammes Singers - Great Shows Of The Century, No. 2 album art Doreen Hume, Denis Quilley, The Michael Sammes Singers* Doreen Hume, Denis Quilley, The Michael Sammes Singers* - Great Shows Of The Century, No. 2 (Album) Fontana TFL.5028 UK 1958 Sell This Version
TFL.5016, 680 901 TL Mike Sammes Singers - Showboat / No, No, Nanette - Great Shows Of the Century album art Bruce Trent, Doreen Hume, Mike Sammes Singers, The Johnny Gregory Orchestra* Bruce Trent, Doreen Hume, Mike Sammes Singers, The Johnny Gregory Orchestra* - Showboat / No, No, Nanette - Great Shows Of the Century (Album) Fontana, Fontana TFL.5016, 680 901 TL UK 1958 Sell This Version
TFL 5070, 680 917 TL Mike Sammes Singers - The Melody Moves! album art Mike Sammes Singers The Melody Moves! Fontana, Fontana TFL 5070, 680 917 TL UK 1959 Sell This Version
JD 1 Mike Sammes Singers - Cinderella And Fifteen Favourite Children's Songs album art The Michael Sammes Singers* , With The Westminster Concert Orchestra* , Conducted By Burt Rhodes The Michael Sammes Singers* , With The Westminster Concert Orchestra* , Conducted By Burt Rhodes - Cinderella And Fifteen Favourite Children's Songs (Album) Children's Record Guild Of Australia, World Record Club JD 1 Australia 1959 Sell This Version
MG 20043 Mike Sammes Singers - Larkin Singin' album art Mike Sammes Singers Larkin Singin'(LP, Album) Oriole MG 20043 UK 1960 Sell This Version
PMC 1112 Mike Sammes Singers - Uffa Sings album art Uffa Fox, Ron Goodwin, Mike Sammes Singers Uffa Fox, Ron Goodwin, Mike Sammes Singers - Uffa Sings Parlophone PMC 1112 UK 1960 Sell This Version
SW 99006 Mike Sammes Singers - Irish Sing-Along album art Denis Martin, The Michael Sammes Singers*, Eric Rogers (2) Denis Martin, The Michael Sammes Singers*, Eric Rogers (2) - Irish Sing-Along London Records SW 99006 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
BL680936 Mike Sammes Singers - The TV Western Themes album art Johnny Gregory And His Orchestra* With The Michael Sammes Singers* Johnny Gregory And His Orchestra* With The Michael Sammes Singers* - The TV Western Themes (Album) Fontana, Fontana BL680936 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
CLP 1401 Mike Sammes Singers - Get Hi! album art Pat Dodd, Mike Sammes Singers Pat Dodd, Mike Sammes Singers - Get Hi!(LP, Mono) His Master's Voice CLP 1401 1960 Sell This Version
RLP 1441 Mike Sammes Singers - The Stories of Peter Pan and Thumbelina album art Rex Graham, Mike Sammes Singers, Westminister Festival Orchestra Rex Graham, Mike Sammes Singers, Westminister Festival Orchestra - The Stories of Peter Pan and Thumbelina(LP, Album) Riverside Records RLP 1441 US 1961 Sell This Version
S-7019, LM 7019 Mike Sammes Singers - Gershwin Spectacular album art The Cliff Adams Singers / The Mike Sammes Singers* The Cliff Adams Singers / The Mike Sammes Singers* - Gershwin Spectacular(LP, Album, Club) Light Music Club, Light Music Club S-7019, LM 7019 Australia 1961 Sell This Version
LMP 11, SLMP 11 Mike Sammes Singers - Oklahoma! album art Julian Orchard, Peter Felgate, George Romaine, Barbara Brown (3), Barbara Elsy, Marion Madden, The Mike Sammes Singers*, New World Show Orchestra* , Conducted By Johnny Douglas Julian Orchard, Peter Felgate, George Romaine, Barbara Brown (3), Barbara Elsy, Marion Madden, The Mike Sammes Singers*, New World Show Orchestra* , Conducted By Johnny Douglas - Oklahoma! (Album) World Record Club, World Record Club LMP 11, SLMP 11 UK 1961 Sell This Version
TFL 5112, 687 938 TL Mike Sammes Singers - Excerpts From "The New Moon", "White Horse Inn" And "The Girl Friend" album art Doreen Hume, Bruce Trent, Mike Sammes Singers, John Gregory And His Orchestra Doreen Hume, Bruce Trent, Mike Sammes Singers, John Gregory And His Orchestra - Excerpts From "The New Moon", "White Horse Inn" And "The Girl Friend" Fontana, Fontana TFL 5112, 687 938 TL UK 1961 Sell This Version
CL 1600 Mike Sammes Singers - Channel West! album art Johnny Gregory And His Orchestra* With The Michael Sammes Singers* Johnny Gregory And His Orchestra* With The Michael Sammes Singers* - Channel West! (Album) Columbia CL 1600 US 1961 Sell This Version
LM 7012, 7012 Mike Sammes Singers - Hits Of The 20's album art Mike Sammes Singers Hits Of The 20's (Album) Light Music Club, Light Music Club LM 7012, 7012 Australia 1961 Sell This Version
LMP 1 Mike Sammes Singers - South Pacific album art Joyce Blair, Peter Grant (8), Isabelle Lucas, Bernard Martin, Ian Wallace (3), The Mike Sammes Singers*, New World Show Orchestra* Conducted By Johnny Douglas Joyce Blair, Peter Grant (8), Isabelle Lucas, Bernard Martin, Ian Wallace (3), The Mike Sammes Singers*, New World Show Orchestra* Conducted By Johnny Douglas - South Pacific (Album) World Record Club, World Record Club LMP 1 UK 1961 Sell This Version
SP 178 Mike Sammes Singers - Supercar album art Edwin Astley & Mike Sammes Singers Edwin Astley & Mike Sammes Singers - Supercar (Album) Spinorama Records SP 178 New Zealand 1962 Sell This Version
STFL 594 Mike Sammes Singers - Let's Get Away From It All album art Mike Sammes Singers Let's Get Away From It All (Album) Fontana STFL 594 UK 1962 Sell This Version
ST 181, T 181 Mike Sammes Singers - Carmen Jones album art The Mike Sammes Singers* With The New World Show Orchestra The Mike Sammes Singers* With The New World Show Orchestra - Carmen Jones (Album) World Record Club, World Record Club ST 181, T 181 UK 1962 Sell This Version
33SX 1653 Mike Sammes Singers - Sing Along With Us album art The Big Ben Banjo Band With Mike Sammes Singers The Big Ben Banjo Band With Mike Sammes Singers - Sing Along With Us (Album) Columbia 33SX 1653 UK 1964 Sell This Version
PFS.4035, PFS 4035 Mike Sammes Singers - Kismet album art Mantovani And His Orchestra With The Sammes Chorus* Mantovani And His Orchestra With The Sammes Chorus* - Kismet (Album) Decca, Decca PFS.4035, PFS 4035 UK 1964 Sell This Version
TP 445 Mike Sammes Singers - Stage 12 album art Mike Sammes Singers Stage 12 (Album) World Record Club, World Record Club TP 445 UK 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 1801 Mike Sammes Singers - The Mike Sammes Singers album art Mike Sammes Singers The Mike Sammes Singers (Album) His Master's Voice CLP 1801 UK 1964 Sell This Version
STW-118, TW/118 Mike Sammes Singers - Songs Of Two World Wars album art Jack Warner With The Mike Sammes Singers And Orchestra* Jack Warner With The Mike Sammes Singers And Orchestra* - Songs Of Two World Wars (Album) World Record Club, World Record Club STW-118, TW/118 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
WL 1052 Mike Sammes Singers - Selections From Annie Get Your Gun And Oklahoma album art Elizabeth Larner / Barry Kent / Michael Sammes Singers* Elizabeth Larner / Barry Kent / Michael Sammes Singers* - Selections From Annie Get Your Gun And Oklahoma Wing Records WL 1052 UK 1965 Sell This Version