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Ward Swingle

voc, syn, 1927-2015 US, Mobile, Alabama
Singer / Musician / Arranger of Jazz and Classical
A.k.a. Ward Lamar Swingle

Ward Swingle (born 21 September 1927, Mobile, Alabama, USA - died 19 January 2015, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England) was an American vocalist and jazz musician. In the 1960's he was a founding member of the Les Double Six, then took the scat singing idea and applied it to the works of Bach. He was the founder and longtime leader of Les Swingle Singers and Swingle II.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Synthesizer
  • Keyboards
  • Tenor sax
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Embrasse-moi (with Jeanne Moreau) on Peau de banane - EP by Ward Swingle
Générique on Peau de banane - EP by Ward Swingle
Evening-Out on Peau de banane - EP by Ward Swingle
Chassé-croisé on Peau de banane - EP by Ward Swingle
En attendant Cathi on Peau de banane - EP by Ward Swingle
Les malabars on Peau de banane - EP by Ward Swingle
Un jour il viendra (chanson) on Aimez-vous les femmes? - EP by Ward Swingle & Sophie Daumier
Les jumelles (chanson) on Aimez-vous les femmes? - EP by Ward Swingle & Sophie Daumier
Thème principal on Aimez-vous les femmes? - EP by Ward Swingle & Sophie Daumier
Femme, femme (chanson) on Aimez-vous les femmes? - EP by Ward Swingle & Sophie Daumier

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Opus No 1Ward Swingle1979Single
Aimez-Vous Les Femmes?Sophie Daumier / Ward Swingle1964Single
Peau De BananeJeanne Moreau, Ward Swingle1963Single
Pick Of The Pops!Rosemary Scott, Ward Swingle, Bob Smart with The Comets and Jean Claudric Et Son OrchestreCompil.
Pop HitsJean Claudric Et Son Orchestre With Bob Smart & Ward SwingleSingle
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