Sounds Incorporated

Sounds Incorporated

Sounds Incorporated were a saxophone-led instrumental style sextet, from Dartford, Kent, England. The group formed in 1961 and had their first taste of success backing Gene Vincent for his UK tour as a replacement for The Blue Caps who had been denied British work permits. They initially released a single "Mogambo" on the Parlophone label and later produced three singles on Decca, the last of which "Keep Movin'" was produced by Joe Meek. The group had already made use of the unique sound of an electronic 'Clavioline' keyboard before this recording and it was an instrument also adopted by another Meek-produced group, The Tornados.

Whilst performing in Hamburg in 1963 Sounds Incorporated gained the attention of The Beatles and were subsequently signed to NEMS by Brian Epstein. The group toured with The Beatles as the opening act, including the famous Shea Stadium concert in New York. Sounds Incorporated began releasing singles on the Columbia label, gaining moderate success in the UK charts. Their third single "William Tell" reached #2 in the Australian charts in 1964, the same year that the band released their first eponymous album and became a regular backing group for Cilla Black. Another album followed, also titled "Sounds Incorporated", on EMI's Studio 2 label in 1966.

Sounds Incorporated had shortened their name to "Sounds Inc" by 1967 and Cameron, Holmes and West also featured as the saxophone section on the track "Good Morning Good Morning" for The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". The group then left EMI and recorded the single "How Do You Feel", featuring vocals for the first time, on the Polydor label. Sounds Incorporated began to disintegrate when Newman departed, performing at one point with the Jeff Beck Group, and with Cameron leaving to follow a career in A&R. The group moved to Australia where their popularity was stronger but, after the release of a further LP, Sounds Incorporated finally broke up in 1971.

Sounds Incorporated Discography


TA-33SX 1659 Sounds Incorporated Sounds Incorporated (Album) Columbia TA-33SX 1659 UK 1964 Sell This Version
TWO 144 Sounds Incorporated Sounds Incorporated Studio 2 Stereo TWO 144 UK 1966 Sell This Version
HLP 10 282 Sounds Incorporated Sounds Incorporated(LP) Metronome HLP 10 282 Germany 1970 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-R 4815 Sounds Inc.* Mogambo(7", Single) Parlophone 45-R 4815 UK 1961 Sell This Version
45-F 11540 Sounds Inc.* Sounds Like Locomotion / Taboo(7", Single) Decca 45-F 11540 UK 1962 Sell This Version
DL 25 101, DL 25101 Sounds Incorporated Go (Single) Decca DL 25 101, DL 25101 Germany 1963 Sell This Version
F.11723 Sounds Incorporated Keep Moving(7", Single) Decca F.11723 UK 1963 Sell This Version
SEGO 8360, SEGO-8360 Sounds Incorporated Top Gear (EP) Columbia SEGO 8360, SEGO-8360 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
DB 7321 Sounds Incorporated Spanish Harlem (Single) Columbia DB 7321 UK 1964 Sell This Version
DB 7404 Sounds Incorporated William Tell (Single) Columbia DB 7404 UK 1964 Sell This Version
DO-4484 Sounds Incorporated The Spartans (Single) Columbia DO-4484 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
DO-4534 Sounds Incorporated Light Calvary(7", Single) Columbia DO-4534 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
345 591 PF, 1. Folge Sounds Inc.* Wilhelm-Tell-Twist(7", Single) Philips, Twist Im "Star-Club" 345 591 PF, 1. Folge Germany 1964 Sell This Version
DO-4508 Sounds Incorporated William Tell Overture(7", Single) Columbia DO-4508 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
DB 7737 Sounds Incorporated I'm Comin' Through Columbia DB 7737 UK 1965 Sell This Version
DB 7545 Sounds Incorporated Time For You (Single) Columbia DB 7545 UK 1965 Sell This Version
DB 7676 Sounds Incorporated My Little Red Book (Single) Columbia DB 7676 UK 1965 Sell This Version
SEGO-70096 Sounds Incorporated Sounds Incorporated(7", EP) Columbia SEGO-70096 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
DO-4573 Sounds Incorporated Time For You(7", Single) Columbia DO-4573 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
DO-4557 Sounds Incorporated Hall Of The Mountain Kings(7", Single) Columbia DO-4557 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
C 23 263, 45-DW 6468 Sounds Incorporated One Mint Julep / Rinky Dink(7", Mono) Columbia, Columbia C 23 263, 45-DW 6468 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
SCMG 303 Sounds Incorporated My Little Red Book / On The Brink(7", Single) Columbia SCMG 303 Greece 1966 Sell This Version
C 23 402 Sounds Incorporated Goldfinger / Boil Over(7", Single) Columbia C 23 402 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
56209 Sounds Incorporated How Do You Feel (Single) Polydor 56209 UK 1967 Sell This Version
FK-3397 Sounds Incorporated Maxwell's Silver Hammer / No, I Never (Single) Metronome FK-3397 Australia 1969 Sell This Version