Les Swingle Singers

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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, they won 3 Grammy Awards in 1964 and 1965.
The French group disbanded in 1973. Ward moved to England where he formed Swingle II with an expanded repertoire. The group was renamed New Swingle Singers in 1978, The Swingles in 1986, The Swingle Singers in 1995 and latterly The Swingles. Ward Swingle continued actively with the group until 1985, and remained associated as musical advisor until his death in 2015. The group continues to this day with a turnover of new members: over 50 singers have been a Swingle at one time or another. The group slimmed to a seven-piece following the departure of alto Lucy Bailey in 2011.

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

The current members (late 2018)
Sopranos: Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson, Federica Basile
Alto: Liz Swain
Tenors: Jon Smith, Oliver Griffiths
Baritone: Kevin Fox
Bass: Edward Randell
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Albums

Les Swingle Singers - Jazz Sébastien Bach album art Swingle Singers* Jazz Sébastien Bach (Album) Philips US 1963 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Anyone For Mozart? album art Swingle Singers* Anyone For Mozart? (Album) Philips France 1964 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Going Baroque album art The Swingle Singers* Going Baroque (Album) Philips New Zealand 1964 Sell This Version
12068 Les Swingle Singers - Swinging Mozart album art The Swingle Singers* Swinging Mozart(LP, Album) Litratone 12068 Israel 1964 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Les Romantiques album art The Swingle Singers* Les Romantiques (Album) Philips US 1965 Sell This Version
SFL-7267 Les Swingle Singers - Getting Romantic album art The Swingle Singers* Getting Romantic(LP, Album) Philips SFL-7267 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Place Vendôme album art The Swingle Singers* / The Modern Jazz Quartet The Swingle Singers* / The Modern Jazz Quartet - Place Vendôme (Album) Philips US 1966 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Rococo Á Go Go album art The Swingle Singers* Rococo Á Go Go (Album) Philips US 1966 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Concerto D'Aranjuez - Sounds Of Spain album art The Swingle Singers* Concerto D'Aranjuez - Sounds Of Spain (Album) Philips US 1967 Sell This Version
145 0103 Les Swingle Singers - Les Swingle Singers album art Les Swingle Singers Les Swingle Singers(LP, Album) Supraphon, Gramofonový Klub 145 0103 Czechoslovakia 1967 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Operazione San Pietro - Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film album art The Swingle Singers* Operazione San Pietro - Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film (Album) CAM Italy 1968 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - J. S. Bach album art The Swingle Singers* J. S. Bach (Album, Comp) Philips Germany 1968 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Jazz Von Bach Bis Chopin album art The Swingle Singers* Jazz Von Bach Bis Chopin Philips Germany 1968 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Noëls Sans Passeport album art Swingle Singers* Noëls Sans Passeport (Album) Philips Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Jazz Sebastian Bach Volume 2 album art The Swingle Singers* Jazz Sebastian Bach Volume 2 (Album) Philips UK 1968 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Sinfonia / Visage album art 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 UK 1969 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - American Look album art Swingle Singers* American Look (Album) Philips, Philips France 1969 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Bitter Ending album art André Hodeir, Les Swingle Singers André Hodeir, Les Swingle Singers - Bitter Ending (Album) Epic France 1972 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Les 4 Saisons album art Swingle Singers* Les 4 Saisons (Album) Philips Canada 1972 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - The Joy of Singing album art The Swingle Singers* The Joy of Singing (Album) Philips Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
PAT-14 Les Swingle Singers - Attention! The Swingle Singers album art The Swingle Singers* Attention! The Swingle Singers(LP, Album) Fontana PAT-14 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
6444 081 Les Swingle Singers - Swinging Bach album art The Swingle Singers* Swinging Bach(LP) Fontana 6444 081 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Swingle Bells album art Swingle* Swingle Bells (Album) Columbia, Columbia UK 1978 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Swingle Skyliner album art Swingle Singers* Swingle Skyliner (Album) Columbia UK 1979 Sell This Version
Les Swingle Singers - Folio album art Les Swingle Singers Folio (Album) MMG (2) Germany 1980 Sell This Version