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VZL 398: The Swingle Singers in Israel

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Catalogue NumberVZL 398
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801342
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes The Swingle Singers in Israel

Ward Swingle is an American from Alabama who went to Paris to study piano. While there he started experimenting singing the sounds of orchestral instruments. He has been touring Israel with his group of 8 women, The Swingle Singers, all recruited from France, performing his brand of music. The troupe is still based in Paris and has been performing since 1963 on an international basis. Mr. Swingle is on his second tour of Israel, having performed in the country in 1966. He and his group found Israeli audiences most appreciative and looked forward to their return to Israel and is in the process of learning some Hebrew folk songs so they can be interpreted into the Swingle "style".

1) The Swingle Singers perform an unnamed piece. 8:58-12:06

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