Les Swingle Singers

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This is the original French group. For the British group after 1973, see Swingle II and its aliases.
Originally a French vocal group, founded in 1962 by Ward Swingle, specialized in singing classical songs with a capella/jazz arrangement. They were very popular in the USA, and won 3 Grammy Awards in 1964 and 1965. The group disbanded in 1973. Ward moved to England where he formed Swingle II with an expanded repertoire.
The original double-quartet:
Alto: Alice Herald, Anne Germain; Soprano: Christiane Legrand, Jeanette Baucomont; Tenor: Claude Germain, Ward Swingle (Arranger); Bass: Jean Cussac, José Germain
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Albums

PHM 200-097 Jazz Sébastien Bach — Les Swingle Singers Swingle Singers* Jazz Sébastien Bach (Album) Philips PHM 200-097 US 1963 Sell This Version
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PHM 200-126 Going Baroque - De Bach Aux Baroques  — Les Swingle Singers The Swingle Singers* Going Baroque - De Bach Aux Baroques (Album) Philips PHM 200-126 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
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82091 PL Swinging Mozart — Les Swingle Singers The Swingle Singers* Swinging Mozart (Album) Philips 82091 PL Argentina 1964 Sell This Version
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PHS 600-191 Les Romantiques — Les Swingle Singers The Swingle Singers* Les Romantiques (Album) Philips PHS 600-191 US 1965 Sell This Version
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PTC 6525 Place Vendôme — Les Swingle Singers The Swingle Singers* With The Modern Jazz Quartet The Swingle Singers* With The Modern Jazz Quartet - Place Vendôme (Album) Philips PTC 6525 US 1966 Sell This Version
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PHM 200-214 Swingling Telemann — Les Swingle Singers The Swingle Singers* Swingling Telemann (Album) Philips PHM 200-214 US 1966 Sell This Version
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844.718 BY Concerto D'Aranjuez - Sounds Of Spain — Les Swingle Singers Swingle Singers* Concerto D'Aranjuez - Sounds Of Spain (Album) Philips 844.718 BY Canada 1967 Sell This Version
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SAG 9003 Operazione San Pietro - Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film — Les Swingle Singers The Swingle Singers* Operazione San Pietro - Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film (Album) CAM SAG 9003 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
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35 160 J. S. Bach — Les Swingle Singers The Swingle Singers* J. S. Bach (Comp, Album) Philips 35 160 Austria 1968 Sell This Version
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844858 BY Noëls Sans Passeport — Les Swingle Singers Swingle Singers* Noëls Sans Passeport (Album) Philips 844858 BY Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
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SBL 7855 Jazz Sébastien Bach, Le Volume 2 — Les Swingle Singers The Swingle Singers* Jazz Sébastien Bach, Le Volume 2 (Album) Philips SBL 7855 UK 1968 Sell This Version
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61079, S.61079 Sinfonia / Visage — Les Swingle Singers Luciano Berio, The Swingle Singers*, The New York Philharmonic*, Cathy Berberian Luciano Berio, The Swingle Singers*, The New York Philharmonic*, Cathy Berberian - Sinfonia / Visage (Comp) CBS, CBS 61079, S.61079 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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MS 7268 Sinfonia — Les Swingle Singers Luciano Berio, The Swingle Singers*, New York Philharmonic* Luciano Berio, The Swingle Singers*, New York Philharmonic* - Sinfonia (Album) Columbia Masterworks MS 7268 US 1969 Sell This Version
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PST 5151 American Look — Les Swingle Singers Swingle Singers* American Look (Album) Philips, Philips PST 5151 South Africa 1970 Sell This Version
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6385 501 The Joy Of Singing — Les Swingle Singers Swingle Singers* The Joy Of Singing (Album) Philips 6385 501 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
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EPC 80544 Bitter Ending — Les Swingle Singers André Hodeir, Les Swingle Singers André Hodeir, Les Swingle Singers - Bitter Ending(LP, Album, RE) Epic EPC 80544 France 1974 Sell This Version
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6444 081 Swinging Bach — Les Swingle Singers The Swingle Singers* Swinging Bach (Album) Fontana 6444 081 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
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INT 161.524 Die Swingle Singers Wünschen Swingende Weihnachten — Les Swingle Singers Swingle Singers* Die Swingle Singers Wünschen Swingende Weihnachten(LP) AVES INT 161.524 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
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J-020 Swinging Baroque - Swinging The Hits Of Vivaldi, Händel, Bach — Les Swingle Singers The Swingle Singers* Swinging Baroque - Swinging The Hits Of Vivaldi, Händel, Bach Philips J-020 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
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6444 500 Bach - Swingle Style — Les Swingle Singers The Swingle Singers* Bach - Swingle Style (Album) Philips 6444 500 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

BE 434 872, 434 872 BE Jazz Sebastian Bach — Les Swingle Singers Les Swingle Singers Jazz Sebastian Bach (EP) Philips, Philips BE 434 872, 434 872 BE Netherlands 1963 Sell This Version
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434.875 BE Jazz Sebastien Bach N° I — Les Swingle Singers Swingle Singers* Jazz Sebastien Bach N° I (EP) Philips 434.875 BE France 1963 Sell This Version
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BE 12557, 434.854 Jazz Sebastien Bach No. 1 — Les Swingle Singers Les Swingle Singers Jazz Sebastien Bach No. 1 (EP) Philips, Philips BE 12557, 434.854 UK 1963 Sell This Version
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BF 1287, 373214 BF Fugue In D Minor — Les Swingle Singers Les Swingle Singers Fugue In D Minor (Single) Philips, Philips BF 1287, 373214 BF UK 1963 Sell This Version
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JF 328010 Jazz Sebastian Bach — Les Swingle Singers Les Swingle Singers Jazz Sebastian Bach(7", Single, Mono) Philips JF 328010 Netherlands 1963 Sell This Version

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christophish

christophish

September 6, 2019
Aren't The Swingle Singers performing "South American Getaway" on Bacharach's soundtrack for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"? They are not credited on the LP.
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