Les Swingle Singers

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 went to England where he formed Swingle II with an expanded repertoire, he continued actively with the group until 1985. The Swingle Singers have continued, with various new members and with Ward as musical advisor, to this day.

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 are:
Sopranos: Sara Brimer, Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson
Altos: Clare Wheeler, Lucy Bailey
Tenors: Christopher Jay, Richard Eteson (- 3/2010)
Basses: Tobias Hug, Kevin Fox

They have performd and record under the names The Swingles, The New Swingle Singers and eventually, The Swingle Singers. Since the London group's incarnation, the group has never disbanded.
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Les Swingle Singers Discography

Albums

Les Swingle Singers Jazz Sébastien Bach (Album) Philips Germany 1963 Sell This Version
PHM 200-097 Swingle Singers* Bach's Greatest Hits(LP, Mono, Promo) Philips PHM 200-097 US 1963 Sell This Version
Swingle Singers* Swinging Mozart (Album) Philips France 1964 Sell This Version
The Swingle Singers* Going Baroque (Album) Philips New Zealand 1964 Sell This Version
842110 PY The Swingle Singers* Anyone For Mozart?(LP, Album, Mono) Philips 842110 PY Colombia 1964 Sell This Version
The Swingle Singers* Les Romantiques (Album) Philips US 1965 Sell This Version
The Swingle Singers* / The Modern Jazz Quartet The Swingle Singers* / The Modern Jazz Quartet - Place Vendôme (Album) Philips Japan 1966 Sell This Version
The Swingle Singers* Rococo Á Go Go (Album) Philips US 1966 Sell This Version
844.828 BY Swingle Singers* Swingling Telemann(LP) Philips 844.828 BY France 1966 Sell This Version
The Swingle Singers* Spanish Masters (Album) Philips US 1967 Sell This Version
145 0103 Les Swingle Singers Les Swingle Singers(12", Album) Supraphon, Gramofonový Klub 145 0103 Czechoslovakia 1967 Sell This Version
Swingle Singers* Noëls Sans Passeport (Album) Philips France 1968 Sell This Version
SAG 9003 The Swingle Singers* Operazione San Pietro - Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film(LP, Album) CAM SAG 9003 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
73 857 The Swingle Singers* Jazz Von Bach Bis Chopin(LP, Club) Philips 73 857 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
The Swingle Singers* Jazz Sebastian Bach Volume 2 (Album) Philips UK 1968 Sell This Version
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
Swingle Singers* American Look (Album) Philips, Philips Spain 1971 Sell This Version
Swingle Singers* Les 4 Saisons (Album) Philips Canada 1972 Sell This Version
PHS 700-004 The Swingle Singers* The Joy of Singing(LP, Album) Philips PHS 700-004 US 1972 Sell This Version
PAT-14 The Swingle Singers* Attention! The Swingle Singers(LP, Album) Fontana PAT-14 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
6444 081 The Swingle Singers* Swinging Bach(LP) Fontana 6444 081 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
BT-1316 The Swingle Singers* Jazz Sebastian Bach Volume 2(LP, Album, RE, OBI) Mercury BT-1316 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
INT 161.524 Swingle Singers* Die Swingle Sisters wünschen swingende Weihnachten(LP, RE) AVES INT 161.524 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
Swingle Singers* Swingle Skyliner (Album) Columbia UK 1979 Sell This Version
INT 161.532 Les Swingle Singers Swing The Classics(LP, Album) Aves Records INT 161.532 Germany 1980 Sell This Version