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Channel West

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
15-06-2015
Genres:
Label:
Barcode:
5013929329232
Packaging:
Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)
Catalog Number:
ACMEMD292CD
Channel West
Channel West

Description

Listen to any popular British recording of the late 1950s and ''60s and the chances are you will be listening to the voices of The Mike Sammes Singers. Theirs is probably one of the one of the oddest and most extraordinary stories in show business; that of singers whom everyone heard but relatively few saw. In their heyday, Mike Sammes' playful and impressively versatile singers provided the backing for hundreds of international artists; from Pinky and Perky to the Beatles. As well as smooth vocal textures and musical punctuations for both film and television productions and countless advertising jingles. Along the way, they somehow found time to record a quantity of much admired albums of their own, either as the Michael (or Mike) Sammes Singers, or under such pseudonyms as the Knightsbridge Chorale (a monicker they adopted when collaborating with Tony Hatch for Top Rank). In short - for a time - they were everywhere. "We recorded for Decca, HMV, Columbia, Parlophone, Philips, Fontana, Oriole, Embassy and Top Rank and there was nothing unusual in doing three sessions a day and a jingle at lunchtime," remembered Sammes. The voices of the Mike Sammes Singers can be heard on everything from Flash Bang Wallop to Delilah and The Green Green Grass of Home. From Val Doonican's Walk Tall to Ronnie Hilton's Windmill in Old Amsterdam. From Lily the Pink to Waltzing Matilda.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Gunlaw / Maverick
  3. Cheyenne
  4. Bronco
  5. Sugarfoot
  6. Wyatt Earp
  7. High Noon
  8. The Deputy
  9. Gunlaw / Laramie
  10. Wagon Train
  11. Wells Fargo
  12. Rawhide
  13. (Take Me Back to My) Boots and Sadle
  14. The Last Round Up
  15. Shane
  16. Bonanza
  17. Route 66
  18. Tightrope
  19. The Roaring Twenties
  20. M-Squad
  21. Ghost Squad
  22. Suco- Suco (Theme from "Top Secret")
  23. Perry Mason
  24. Maigret
  25. The Avengers
  26. Echo Four-Two
  27. 77 Sunset Strip
  28. Johnny Staccato
  29. The Eton Boating Song
  30. Pick Yourself Up
  31. Somewhere Along the Way
  32. Put on a Happy Face
  33. Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
  34. Misty
  35. Spring, Spring, Spring
  36. Dreaming
  37. There Will Never Be Another You
  38. California Here I Come
  39. Baby Talk to Me
  40. I'll Know
  41. Deep in a Dream
  42. Passing Breeze
  43. Let's Get Away from It All
  44. Taking a Chance on Love
  45. Nice to Know You Care
  46. O Can Ye Sew Cushions?
  47. It Was a Lover and His Lass
  48. Au Clair De La Silvery Moon
  49. Little Drummer Boy
  50. Comin' Thru' the Rye
  51. I Know That You Know
  52. Hi Lili, Hi Lo
  53. Love Is Here to Stay
  54. Manhattan
  55. I'm Beginning to See the Light
  56. Stork Talk
  57. Til Autumn Comes
  58. San Fernando Valley
  59. Oh My Twisted Bach!
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