Swingle Singers (Philips boxed set)

Swingle Singers
The Swingle Singers
Released 2005
Recorded 1963-1972
Length ~5 hours 30 minutes
Label Philips
Swingle Singers,... ("two-fer" re-issue series)
Compilation album
Released 2000 - 2005
Recorded 1963 - 1972
Length ~5 hours (~1 hour per 2 CD release)
Label Philips / Emarcy

The 2005 Philips boxed set, Swingle Singers is a compilation of all eleven of the Paris-based Swingle Singers' recordings made for Philips between 1963 and 1972. Ten of the eleven disks included in this boxed set had also been re-issued previously by Philips (Emarcy) in five "two-fer" compilation sets over the preceding five years.



The Swingle Singers = 8 voices: 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors and 2 basses (accompanied by only a drummer and double bassist[1])

  • Christiane Legrand – soprano
  • Jeanette Baucomont – soprano (1963–1968)
  • Nicole Darde – soprano (1969–1972)
  • Claudine Meunier – alto[2]
  • Anne Germain – alto (1963–1965)[3]
  • Alice Herald – alto (1965–1966)
  • Hélène Devos – alto (1967–1972)
  • Ward Swingle – tenor, arranger
  • Claude Germain – tenor (1963–1966)
  • Joseph Noves – tenor (1967–1972)
  • Jean Cussac – bass
  • Jean Claude Briodin – bass (1963–1964)
  • José Germain – bass (1965–1972)

Rhythm section:[1]

  • Andre Arpino – drums (1963)
  • Gus Wallez – drums (1963–1964)
  • Daniel Humair – drums (1965–1968)
  • Bernard Lubat – drums (1968)
  • Roger Fugen – drums (1969–1972)
  • Pierre Michelot – double bass (1963)
  • Guy Pedersen – double bass (1964–1968)
  • Jacky Cavallero – double bass (1969–1972)

The Modern Jazz Quartet (on Encounter / Place Vendôme only):

Notes / references

  • Philips 9826325
  • Swingle Singers info at Allmusic.com including discography
  • Disc-by-disc track listing at answers.com
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