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The Swingle Singers

The Swingle Singers
Aliases
Swingle Singers
The Swingles feat. Billie Holiday [sampled]
Years active
since 1962
Country
France
Comments
Easy-listening a cappella group that blended Bach with jazz rhythms, formed in Paris by Ward Swingle. Mostly dabbling in classical music, they have continued with various new members to this day.
Members
Anne Germain
Ward Swingle
José Germain

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Covers by The Swingle Singers

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1979 10cc, 10 C.C.
February 5, 2021 Radiohead
July 21, 2003 (unknown)
i 1986 Fleetwood Mac
1975 Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven
1999 The Beatles
October 2002 Hiram Sherman, Frances Mercer, Hollace Shaw, Ralph Stuart
July 21, 2003 Irving Kaufman
2004 (unknown), (unknown), The Original Sacred Harp Choir
1974 (unknown), (unknown), The Original Sacred Harp Choir
1995 Pamela Myers
i 1963 (unknown)
i 1976 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
October 2002 Janet Leigh [dubbed by Jackie Ward]
October 2002 Jimmie Rowles & Stan Getz, Norma Winstone
2004 (unknown), (unknown), (unknown)
1979 The Beach Boys
1979 Bee Gees
1970 Anne Wiggins Brown & Todd Duncan
1999 The Beatles
1995 The Beatles
July 21, 2003 Belle Baker
2009 Judy Collins
1974 Simon and Garfunkel
1991 (unknown)
i Canon Swingle Singers (The Swingle Singers) 1972 Unverified
2004 The Trapp Family Singers
1979 Roger Nichols and Paul Williams, Richard Chamberlain - Cond. by Burt Bacharach, Carpenters
July 21, 2003 Fred Astaire with Ray Noble and His Orchestra
i 1986 Vangelis
1979 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Tex Beneke and The Four Modernaires
July 21, 2003 Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra, Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Stanley Worth
1975 Ferd (Jelly Roll) Morton
1987 Real Thing
i 1986 Ennio Morricone
2004 Nat "King" Cole [Trio]
1991 (unknown), (unknown)
i 1980 (unknown)
June 29, 2015 John Martyn
July 21, 2003 Bing Crosby
1986 (unknown)
1991 (unknown), Ernestine Schumann-Heink
1991 (unknown), (unknown), (unknown)
1995 The Beatles
i 1986 João Gilberto
1966 (unknown)
June 29, 2015 Billie Holiday
Uses samples from Billie Holiday
1999 The Beatles
1987 Joni Mitchell
2009 The Beatles
1979 Barbra Streisand
1979 Fred Astaire, Adele Astaire & Cliff Edwards
1976 Paul Simon
2009 Jem [GB], Green Day
February 5, 2021 Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Reginald Workman, Joe Chambers, Karrin Allyson with Nancy King
1986 Gene Autry and The Cass County Boys
i 1963 (unknown)
i 1980 (unknown)
October 2002 João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Stan Getz & João Gilberto featuring Antônio Carlos Jobim
2009 The Beach Boys
1999 The Beatles
March 2019 Fleetwood Mac
1975 Ferd (Jelly Roll) Morton
February 5, 2021 Ray Charles
2004 (unknown), The Greenbriar Boys, John & Yoko and The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir
March 2019 Edison Male Quartette
October 2002 Joy Hodges & Austin Marshall
July 21, 2003 Ethel Waters
1975 Scott Joplin
i 1986 Focus
1975 Scott Joplin
July 21, 2003 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Jack Fulton
1999 The Beatles
1986 Greg Lake
1970 Todd Duncan
1975 Bix Beiderbecke
1976 Joni Mitchell
October 2002 João Gilberto
2004 (unknown), (unknown)
1976 Dick Powell
1970 John W. Bubbles
October 2002 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
1987 Peter Cookson - Orchestra conducted by Milton Rosenstock
July 21, 2003 Russell Nype and Galina Talva, Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra
July 21, 2003 Dick Powell & Alice Faye
1976 Gallagher and Lyle
May 19, 2017 (unknown), (unknown)
1991 Harrod's Jubilee Singers
October 2002 June Knight & Charles Walters
1979 Billy Joel
1974 Lori Lieberman
1995 The Beatles
i 1980 (unknown)
i April 1964 (unknown)
2004 Wham!
February 5, 2021 Ramsey Lewis
2009 Michel Legrand, (unknown)
2004 Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
July 21, 2003 Ginger Rogers
i October 8, 2013 Ástor Piazzolla
August 27, 2021 David Bowie
1979 Count Basie and His Orchestra, Count Basie & His Orchestra - With the Voices of Annie Ross, Dave Lambert, Jon Hendrix and Joe Williams
1987 Count Basie and His Orchestra, Count Basie & His Orchestra - With the Voices of Annie Ross, Dave Lambert, Jon Hendrix and Joe Williams
1991 Flora Donaldson
1976 Minnie Riperton
2009 Billy Joel
1974 Scott Joplin
July 21, 2003 Ethel Merman - Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus, Ray Middleton
1987 Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Scrappy Lambert
i October 2002 Ástor Piazzolla
1979 The Jungle Band [Ellington]
1976 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, Chick Bullock and His Levee Loungers
1987 Sting
i 1986 Spyro Gyra
1975 Ferd (Jelly Roll) Morton
1975 Scott Joplin
October 2002 Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra
October 2002 Mitzi Green
1970 Ruby Elzy
i 1986 Shakatak
2009 The Lover Speaks
1999 The Beatles
July 21, 2003 Fred Astaire
2009 James Taylor
2004 (unknown)
i 1986 Jean-Michel Jarre
i 1980 (unknown)
1999 The Beatles
i 1986 Henry Mancini
i 1986 Average White Band
April 28, 2011 Vaughan's Texas Quartet
July 21, 2003 Leo Reisman and His Orchestra
February 5, 2021 Peter Gabriel
1979 Little River Band
i 1980 (unknown)
1999 The Beatles
2004 Joni Mitchell
2009 Nick Drake
2004 Brenda Lee
i 1980 (unknown)
1987 Cootie Williams and His Orchestra, Jackie Paris
1987 The King Cole Trio
2004 Gene Autry and The Pinafores with Orchestral Acc.
2004 Eartha Kitt with Henri René and His Orchestra
1976 Glynis Johns
1979 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Ray Eberle and The Modernaires
December 4, 2015 Mina [IT]
October 8, 2013 Florence + The Machine
1986 Boston Pops Orchestra, The Andrews Sisters
i April 1964 (unknown)
1995 Four Tones and Eddie Beal Trio
i October 2002 Quincy Jones & His Orch.
October 2002 Miles Davis, Eddie Jefferson
1991 (unknown), (unknown)
1970 Len Spencer, (unknown), (unknown), Lambert Murphy
July 21, 2003 Dinah Shore with The Four Hits - Orchestra under the direction of Sonny Burke
i 1986 Mr. Acker Bilk with The Leon Young String Chorale
1999 The Beatles
2009 Stevie Wonder
1970 Abbie Mitchell
1979 Harry Richman
i October 2002 Antonio Carlos Jobim with Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle
1987 Working Week
October 8, 2013 Beyoncé
1991 (unknown), (unknown), (unknown)
1986 Nat "King" Cole [Trio]
1991 John Goss and the Cathedral Male Voice Quartet
1974 Scott Joplin
i 1980 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
1995 The Beatles
1974 The Beatles
October 2002 Mitzi Green
1991 (unknown), (unknown), (unknown)
July 21, 2003 Sam Lanin and His Troubadours
i 1980 (unknown)
1986 Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
1975 Scott Joplin
1974 Barbra Streisand
1974 Noel Harrison
July 21, 2003 Ethel Merman & Ray Middleton
March 2019 Donny Hathaway
1999 The Beatles
March 2019 LP
July 21, 2003 Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra
1974 Jerry Orbach
1987 Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra
2009 Björk
2009 Sting
1991 (unknown)
i 1966 The Modern Jazz Quartet
2004 The Scholars, Peter Auty
October 8, 2013 Elbow
1975 Scott Joplin
October 2002 Michael Dees
July 21, 2003 Grace Moore & John Steel
1999 The Beatles
1974 Pete Seeger
July 21, 2003 Bing Crosby with Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
1986 Bing Crosby with Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
1986 Richard Himber and His Ritz-Carlton Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Joey Nash, Harry Reser and His Orchestra, Judy Garland with Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra
1979 Nilsson
October 8, 2013 Tears for Fears
1999 The Beatles
1976 The Beatles
1976 Stevie Wonder
July 18, 2015 John Farnham

Songs with samples

Title Performer Release date Uses samples from
June 29, 2015 Billie Holiday
Originally by Billie Holiday

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
1812 The Swingle Singers 1995 (self-released)
American Look Swingle Singers 1970 Philips
Around the World - Folk Music - An a cappella Song Collection The Swingle Singers 1991 Virgin Classics
Christmas Album The Swingles 1986 Polydor
Deep End The Swingles June 29, 2015 (self-released)
Encounter - The Swingle Singers Perform with The Modern Jazz Quartet The Swingle Singers - The Modern Jazz Quartet 1966 Philips
Ferris Wheels The Swingle Singers 2009 (self-released)
Folio The New Swingle Singers 1980 Columbia [EMI]
Going Baroque The Swingle Singers April 1964 Philips
Instrumentals The Swingles 1986 Polydor
Jazz Sébastien Bach Les Swingle Singers 1963 Philips
Live at Ronnie Scott's The Swingle Singers 1987 (self-released)
Lovin' You - Words & Music Vol. II Swingle II 1976 CBS
Mood Swings The Swingle Singers October 2002 Primarily a cappella
No Time to Talk Swingle II 1979 CBS
Rags and All That Jazz Swingle II 1975 CBS
Snapshots Vol. II The Swingles February 5, 2021 (self-released)
Snapshots Vol. I - The Video Sessions The Swingles March 2019 (self-released)
Swingle Skyliner The New Swingle Singers 1979 MMG [Moss Music Group]
The Swingle Singers Sing Irving Berlin The Swingle Singers July 21, 2003 Pulse
Ticket to Ride - A Beatles Tribute The Swingle Singers 1999 (self-released)
...Unwrapped The Swingle Singers 2004 (self-released)
Weather to Fly The Swingle Singers October 8, 2013 World Village
Words and Music Swingle II 1974 CBS

Singles

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