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Les Double Six

Les Double Six

Mixed Vocal Jazz Sextet from Paris, France.

The group was not long-lasting. Due to Perrin's health problems (she had contracted tuberculosis in 1949), Les Double Six dissolved in 1966. They recorded four albums between 1959 and 1964. Many members of the group went on to join the Swingle Singers, which notably reproduced the works of Bach in the jazz vocal style.

The Double Six were nominated for Best Vocal Group Performance at the 1965 Grammy Awards for their LP The Double Six of Paris Sing Ray Charles, and were beaten by The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night.

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Boplicity (la légende du troubadour)

Boplicity (la légende du troubadour)

Rare vidéo des Double Six of Paris Mimi Perrin Monique Guérin Claude Germain Jean Claude Briodin Louis Aldebert Eddy Louis


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Meet Benny Bailey

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Les Double Six : Les Double Six : 00  1 CD : 889853092826 : IMT5075008.2

Les Double Six : Les Double Six

This French import, from songs recorded in 1959-1961, is a showcase for the composer/producer Quincy Jones. The six member group includes Ward Swingle, singer and arranger for the Swingle Singers, and "Les Double Six" is a clear antecedent for his subsequent work. With original French lyrics written by Mimi Perrin, the tracks, such as "Naima," "Moanin'" and "Fascinatin' Rhythm" feature vocals doubling as instruments, and capture the essence and fluidity of the lines with startling accuracy (particularly in the upper registers sung by Christiane Legrand, who was in the French incarnation of the Swingles as well). About half the compositions are by Jones; all are accompanied by a trio of piano, bass and drums. Twenty songs, including the previously unreleased "Walkin'" - a ten plus minute smorgasbord of sound - are practically as satisfying as a round-trip ticket to Paris!

Songlist: For Lena and Lennie, Rat Race, Stockholm Sweetnin', Boo's Bloos, Doodlin', Meet Benny Bailey, Evening in Paris, Count'em, Tickle toe, Early Autumn, Sweets, Naima, Westwood Walk, A Night in Tunisia, A Ballad, Scrapple From the Apple, Boplicity, Moanin', Fascinating Rhythm , Walkin'

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