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Les Humphries Singers

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The Les Humphries Singers was a musical group formed in Hamburg, Germany by Englishman Les Humphries in the year 1970. The group consisted of a large number of singers of diverse ethnic origin, some of whom such as John Lawton also performed with other groups. Another member was Jürgen Drews who later had a 1976 solo hit in Germany, “Ein Bett im Kornfeld”, a cover version of “Let your Love Flow” by the Bellamy Brothers. The Les Humphries Singers at the time brought something from the flair of the hippie movement into the hit world.

In 1976 they represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest with the Ralph Siegel title “Sing Sang Song.” Les Humphries performed a mix of popular music and gospel covers and had some success in Europe with this approach. Two of their earliest and best known hits were “Mama Loo” (1973), and “Mexico” (1972) which was based on the 1960 Johnny Horton country hit “The Battle of New Orleans”.

Additional members included Leslie Mandoki and Inga Rumpf, who likewise work today as solo artists and producers. Liz Mitchell was later front woman with Boney M. John Lawton also sang for the German progressive/hard rock band Lucifer’s Friend and would go on to be the frontman for Uriah Heep. The Les Humphries Singers dissolved at the end of the 1970’s, after Humphries had left due to tax liabilities to his English homeland

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  • Yarovana

    зинь зан зон! и Мексикоо! ООооОО!

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Hosenmami123

    Super

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • vitamjn1992

    Мексикоооооооо!!!!

    29 Nov 2012 Reply
  • LA_Denmark

    Kindheitserinnerungen <3 [2]

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • citymad

    Very good track until now never heard of them but Hey? their music is great!!!

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Severin_X

    Kindheitserinnerungen <3

    29 Jun 2009 Reply
  • svshop

    Могу добавить ещё от себя, что в "советские партийные времена" на фирме "Мелодия" была выпущена пластинка под удивительно правильным названием "Певцы Леса Хамфри" Side 1 1.Mexico (Humphries) 2.She's Really Something Else (Humphries) Side 2 1.Tell Me Why (Humphries) 2.That What He Calls Love (Humphries В 1974 году "Мелодия" выпустила "гибий" миньон. На данном сборнике, из тех четырех песен, представлена лишь одна “Mexico”. На обложке, название представлено как The Les Humphries Singers with John Lawton (ex-Uriah Heep) Это было нечто! Зажигали, под неё до изнеможения по полной программе на всех вечеринках и гулянках! Mexico… Mexico Ohohohoho…

    11 Mar 2009 Reply
  • zappelini

    auch Kult

    10 Jan 2009 Reply
  • DemonicTutor

    RIP Les!

    3 Mar 2008 Reply
  • TheRealSeppster

    Mexicoooooooooooooo!!!!

    4 Sep 2007 Reply
  • victorg

    Grusel

    24 Apr 2007 Reply
  • Masterchief_B

    Mexicoooooooooooooo!!!!

    23 Apr 2007 Reply

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