Mike Sammes Singers

Profile:
Backing vocal group lead by British arranger Mike Sammes (19 February 1928 – 19 May 2001) with as core group: Valerie Bain, Marion Gay, Enid Hurd, Mike Sammes, Ross Gilmour, Mel Todd and Mike Redway. Provided backing vocals for many artists including Olivia Newton John, The Beatles, Supercar, Stingray, The Secret service, Russ Conway etc. Associated with inter alia Disneyland Records.
The Mike Sammes Singers remained very busy into the 1970s, doing recordings for television (The Secret Service) and appearing on the small screen (the Val Doonican Show, 1971). By the mid-1970s, though, the demand for backing vocals had faded considerably, due to the introduction of multi-tracking and synthesizers. On "The Last of the Summer Wine", the Mike Sammes Singers contributed the "Summer Wine" song over the opening credits of the Christmas 1983 episode "Getting Sam Home".

Sammes died at the age of 73 in May 2001 and the Mike Sammes Singers died with him.
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Mike Sammes Singers Discography Tracks

Albums

Mike Sammes Singers - Cinderella And Fifteen Favourite Children's Songs album art The Michael Sammes Singers* , With The Westminster Concert Orchestra* , Conducted By Burt Rhodes The Michael Sammes Singers* , With The Westminster Concert Orchestra* , Conducted By Burt Rhodes - Cinderella And Fifteen Favourite Children's Songs (Album) Children's Record Guild Of Australia, World Record Club Australia 1959 Sell This Version
TFL 5070, 680 917 TL Mike Sammes Singers - The Melody Moves! album art Mike Sammes Singers The Melody Moves!(LP, Mono) Fontana, Fontana TFL 5070, 680 917 TL UK 1959 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - The TV Western Themes album art Johnny Gregory And His Orchestra* With The Michael Sammes Singers* Johnny Gregory And His Orchestra* With The Michael Sammes Singers* - The TV Western Themes (Album) Fontana, Fontana Australia 1960 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - Uffa Sings album art Uffa Fox, Ron Goodwin, Mike Sammes Singers Uffa Fox, Ron Goodwin, Mike Sammes Singers - Uffa Sings Parlophone UK 1960 Sell This Version
MG 20043 Mike Sammes Singers - Larkin Singin' album art Mike Sammes Singers Larkin Singin'(LP, Album) Oriole MG 20043 UK 1960 Sell This Version
SW 99006 Mike Sammes Singers - Irish Sing-Along album art Denis Martin, The Michael Sammes Singers*, Eric Rogers (2) Denis Martin, The Michael Sammes Singers*, Eric Rogers (2) - Irish Sing-Along(LP) London Records SW 99006 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
CLP 1401 Mike Sammes Singers - Get Hi! album art Pat Dodd, Mike Sammes Singers Pat Dodd, Mike Sammes Singers - Get Hi!(LP, Mono) His Master's Voice CLP 1401 1960 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - Songs Of Two World Wars album art Jack Warner With The Mike Sammes Singers And Orchestra* Jack Warner With The Mike Sammes Singers And Orchestra* - Songs Of Two World Wars (Album) World Record Club Australia 1961 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - Oklahoma! album art Julian Orchard, Peter Felgate, George Romaine, Barbara Brown (3), Barbara Elsy, Marion Madden, The Mike Sammes Singers*, New World Show Orchestra* , Conducted By Johnny Douglas Julian Orchard, Peter Felgate, George Romaine, Barbara Brown (3), Barbara Elsy, Marion Madden, The Mike Sammes Singers*, New World Show Orchestra* , Conducted By Johnny Douglas - Oklahoma! World Record Club, World Record Club UK 1961 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - Hits Of The 20's album art Mike Sammes Singers Hits Of The 20's (Album, Comp) Light Music Club, Light Music Club Australia 1961 Sell This Version
S-7019, LM 7019 Mike Sammes Singers - Gershwin Spectacular album art The Cliff Adams Singers / The Mike Sammes Singers* The Cliff Adams Singers / The Mike Sammes Singers* - Gershwin Spectacular(LP, Album, Club) Light Music Club, Light Music Club S-7019, LM 7019 Australia 1961 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - South Pacific album art Joyce Blair, Peter Grant (8), Isabelle Lucas, Bernard Martin, Ian Wallace (3), The Mike Sammes Singers*, New World Show Orchestra* Conducted By Johnny Douglas Joyce Blair, Peter Grant (8), Isabelle Lucas, Bernard Martin, Ian Wallace (3), The Mike Sammes Singers*, New World Show Orchestra* Conducted By Johnny Douglas - South Pacific (Album) World Record Club, World Record Club UK 1961 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - Channel West! album art Johnny Gregory And His Orchestra* With The Michael Sammes Singers* Johnny Gregory And His Orchestra* With The Michael Sammes Singers* - Channel West! (Album) Columbia US 1961 Sell This Version
RLP 1441 Mike Sammes Singers - The Stories of Peter Pan and Thumbelina album art Rex Graham, Mike Sammes Singers, Westminister Festival Orchestra Rex Graham, Mike Sammes Singers, Westminister Festival Orchestra - The Stories of Peter Pan and Thumbelina(LP, Album) Riverside Records RLP 1441 US 1961 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - Dreaming album art Mike Sammes Singers Dreaming Wing Records, Wing Records, Wing Records UK 1962 Sell This Version
PP 8008 Mike Sammes Singers - Supercar album art Edwin Astley & Mike Sammes Singers Edwin Astley & Mike Sammes Singers - Supercar(LP) Peter Pan Records PP 8008 US 1962 Sell This Version
ST 181, T 181 Mike Sammes Singers - Carmen Jones album art The Mike Sammes Singers* With The New World Show Orchestra The Mike Sammes Singers* With The New World Show Orchestra - Carmen Jones(LP, Album, Club) World Record Club, World Record Club ST 181, T 181 UK 1962 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - The Student Prince / Naughty Marietta album art Mary Thomas, John McNally (2), James Phillips (6), Michael Sammes Singers* Mary Thomas, John McNally (2), James Phillips (6), Michael Sammes Singers* - The Student Prince / Naughty Marietta (Album) Fontana, Fontana UK 1963 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - Stage 12 album art Mike Sammes Singers Stage 12 (Album) World Record Club, World Record Club UK 1964 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - The Mike Sammes Singers album art Mike Sammes Singers The Mike Sammes Singers His Master's Voice UK 1964 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - Kismet album art Mantovani And His Orchestra With The Sammes Chorus* Mantovani And His Orchestra With The Sammes Chorus* - Kismet (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1964 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - Sing Along With Us album art The Big Ben Banjo Band With Mike Sammes Singers The Big Ben Banjo Band With Mike Sammes Singers - Sing Along With Us (Album) Columbia UK 1964 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - Rose Marie And The New Moon album art Elizabeth Larner, Barry Kent, Michael Sammes Singers*, Al Braden*, Colin Beaton & John Gregory Elizabeth Larner, Barry Kent, Michael Sammes Singers*, Al Braden*, Colin Beaton & John Gregory - Rose Marie And The New Moon Wing Records, Wing Records UK 1965 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - Sammes Session album art Mike Sammes Singers Sammes Session (Album) World Record Club UK 1965 Sell This Version
Mike Sammes Singers - Sounds Sensational album art Mike Sammes Singers Sounds Sensational Columbia UK 1965 Sell This Version

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