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Shows Sing Something Simple

1959 -2001 (42 years)


Cliff Adams Singers in the Radio 2 Studio

This show featured the most popular melodies of the last 70 years, performed by The Cliff Adams Singers (four female, 12 male), accompanied by accordionist Jack Emblow (who played on theme tunes including Begerac, Allo Allo and Last of the Summer Wine).


Intended originally as a six part summer 'fill in' programme, it was an immediate success with the listeners and ran continuously for over forty years.


The show was broadcast on Sunday evenings and earned itself the title of longest-running continuous music programme in the world.


The group re sang well-known melodies from decades gone by. By 1979 Sing Something Simple had already celebrated its 1000th programme. With it's close in December 2001, there had been over 2,100 shows broadcast on BBC Radio.


The group recorded many successful LP /CD collections, including:Sing Something Simple LP

Sing Something Simple (1959 LP re-released 1984) tracks include: Carolina In The Morning, Down By The Old Mill Stream, Shine On Harvest Moon

Sing Something Simple 76 (76 tracks on two LP's)

Sing Something Simple From the Musicals CD

Sing Something Simple At Christmas... (CD vol 1 & 2)

Sing Something Simple As Time Goes By (BBC CD/Cass)

Sing Something Simple For Lovers

Cliff Adams Singers - Songs to Remember: 50 Old Time Favourites (Ronco LP)

The Cliff Adams Singers - The Best of (Vol 1 & 2 CD's)

Cliff Adams Singers - Something Old Something New




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Sing Something Simple - Cliff Adams Singers

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Peter Westenberg (Brighton) says...
This is the kind of music I was brought up listening to and have fond memories of listening to the Cliff Adams Singers on Radio 2 when I was on night shift. I still continue to listen to the CAS today on my way to work.
20th January 2018 6:05pm
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