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The Sandpipers

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There are at least three artists who recorded as The Sandpipers.

1. The Sandpipers were a U.S. pop/folk-rock group.

Founding members Jim Brady, Mike Piano, and Richard Shoff first performed together in the Mitchell Boys Choir, before deciding to go it alone as ‘The Four Seasons’. It was quickly pointed out to them that a group of that name already existed in New York, and they changed their name to The Grads. Although they didn’t set the charts on fire with their early recordings, they performed well enough to secure a residency in a Lake Tahoe nightclub, where a friend brought them to the attention of trumpet playing A&M Records boss, Herb Alpert. Alpert was impressed enough to give The Grads a shot, but after a couple of singles without success the group agreed upon a name change to The Sandpipers, apparently unaware that a girl trio in Florida was already using that name. After the name change, their producer, Tommy LiPuma, recommended they record the Cuban song “Guantanamera”, and the group finally had their first hit.

Although sidelined by the original trio for reasons which may never become clear, Pamela Ramcier had now become an integral part of The Sandpipers’ sound. Her lyricless vocals were used much like a second string section, adding what several reviewers described as an “ethereal” quality to The Sandpipers’ sound.

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  • BlackRoseKilla

    Softly As I Leave You <3

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • stagiraswarrior

    en ningún sitio pone tema completo. trampa sería si lo pusiera no? si quieres escuchar canciones metete en goear o en youtube ;)

    18 Sep 2009 Reply
  • SHALASHEL

    SON USTEDES UNOS TRAMPOSOS SÓLO ME DAN TREINTA SEGUNDOS PARA ESCUCHAR ESTA MÚSICA QUE ME GUSTA. ES COMO ENSEÑARLE UN CARAMELO A UN NIÑO Y NO DÁRSELO. TRAMPOSOS ASQUEROSOS!!!!!!!!!

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Beowulf_BB

    Guantanamera! :D

    10 Mar 2008 Reply

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