Les Humphries Singers

Les Humphries Singers

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The Les Humphries Singers was a 1970s musical group formed in Hamburg, Germany in 1969 by the English born Les Humphries, who had been inspired to do his own version of the Edwin Hawkins Singers.
The Les Humphries Singers dissolved at the end of the 1970s, after Humphries had left due to tax liabilities to his English homeland, Alton, Hampshire.
In his later years, Humphries led a quiet life in London. In March 2008, the German newspaper Bild reported his death on 26 December 2007 in a London hospital from a heart attack after a severe bout of pneumonia.
The group consisted of a large number of singers of diverse ethnic origin, some of whom such as John Lawton also performed with other groups. Another member was Jürgen Drews, who later started a long-running solo career, starting with his 1976 hit in Germany, "Ein Bett im Kornfeld", a cover version of "Let Your Love Flow" by the Bellamy Brothers. Linda Thompson (born 21 September 1948 as Linda Übelherr), who had previously been a member of the Cornely Singers and Love Generation, was a member from 1973 to 1974, and later joined Silver Convention, and had a solo career as Linda G. Thompson, sang as a duo with Jerry Rix, and later joined The Hornettes. Henner Hoier (born 19 April 1945), who was a member from 1970 to 1971, had been a member of the Rivets from 1964 to 1968 and of the Rattles from 1968 to 1970. From 1972 onwards, he had a solo career, and from 1988 to 1993 he was a member of the Rattles and from 1994 of the Rivets. He has also composed and produced music, and appeared in the musical Only You.
Additional members included Liz Mitchell, later front woman with Boney M., and John Lawton, who also sang for the German progressive/hard rock band Lucifer's Friend and would go on to be the frontman for Uriah Heep.
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Les Humphries Singers Discography

Albums

CPS 9091 Orchestra* And Chorus Les Humphries* Orchestra* And Chorus Les Humphries* - Singing Explosion (Album) Decca CPS 9091 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
28 295-4, SBD 202-A, 92858 The Les Humphries Singers* Rock My Soul (Album) Decca, Deutscher Schallplattenclub 28 295-4, SBD 202-A, 92858 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
61 318 The Les Humphries Singers* Goin' Down Jordan (Album) Decca, SR International 61 318 Switzerland 1971 Sell This Version
SLK 16 697-P The Les Humphries Singers* We'll Fly You To The Promised Land (Album) Decca, Stern Musik SLK 16 697-P Germany 1971 Sell This Version
SLK 16719-P The Les Humphries Singers* We Are Goin' Down Jordan (Album) Decca SLK 16719-P Germany 1971 Sell This Version
SLK 16 710-P The Les Humphries Singers* And Orchestra* The Les Humphries Singers* And Orchestra* - Singing Kaleidoscope Decca SLK 16 710-P Germany 1971 Sell This Version
S 64 407 The Family Singers* The Family Singers (Album) CBS, CBS S 64 407 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
CPS-9106 Orchestra* And Chorus Les Humphries* Orchestra* And Chorus Les Humphries* - Singing Revolution (Album) Decca, Decca CPS-9106 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
SCL.2044 Orchestra* And Chorus Les Humphries* Orchestra* And Chorus Les Humphries* - Singing Explosion(LP, Album) Ace Of Clubs SCL.2044 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
EPC 53.107 The Family Singers* Super Tubes(LP, Album) Epic EPC 53.107 France 1971 Sell This Version
CPS 9127 The Les Humphries Singers* The Les Humphries Singers(LP) Decca CPS 9127 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
61 793 The Les Humphries Singers* Sing Hallelujah Decca, SR International 61 793 Austria 1972 Sell This Version
SLK 16 751-P The Les Humphries Singers* Old Man Moses (Album) Decca SLK 16 751-P Germany 1972 Sell This Version
7199 143 Les Humphries Singers Mexico (Album) Decca 7199 143 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
DD 3401/1-2 The Les Humphries Singers* Live In Concert Decca DD 3401/1-2 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
SLK 16 767-P, SLK 16767-P The Les Humphries Singers* Seasons Greetings(LP, Album, Gat) Decca, Decca SLK 16 767-P, SLK 16767-P Germany 1972 Sell This Version
SKL 5126 The Les Humphries Singers* Take Care Of Me(LP, Album) Decca SKL 5126 UK 1972 Sell This Version
SLK 16770-P The Les Humphries Singers* And Orchestra* The Les Humphries Singers* And Orchestra* - Singing Rotation(LP, Album) Decca SLK 16770-P Germany 1972 Sell This Version
28 311-9 The Les Humphries Singers* Live(LP, Album, Club) Decca, Deutscher Schallplattenclub 28 311-9 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
SLK 16 747-P The Les Humphries Singers* And Orchestra* The Les Humphries Singers* And Orchestra* - Singing Detonation(LP, Album) Decca SLK 16 747-P Germany 1972 Sell This Version
25167 The Les Humphries Singers* And Orchestra* The Les Humphries Singers* And Orchestra* - Spirituals(LP, S/Edition) Decca 25167 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
6376 110 The Les Humphries Singers* Mama Loo (Album) Decca 6376 110 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
DTP 91 611 Les Humphries Singers & Orchestra* Les Humphries Singers & Orchestra* - Sound '73 (Album) Decca DTP 91 611 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
SLK 17 023-P The Les Humphries Singers* Carnival (Album) Decca SLK 17 023-P Yugoslavia 1973 Sell This Version
SLK 17 024-P Les Humphries Singers & Orchestra* Les Humphries Singers & Orchestra* - Sound '73/II(LP, Album) Decca SLK 17 024-P Germany 1973 Sell This Version