British conducter/arranger. Wally Stott, who later became Angela Morley, was one of the great unsung heroes of British popular music. During its 1950s heyday, he established himself as one of the leading composers of light orchestral music while becoming resident musical director at the new Philips label. Along the way, he wrote the themes for the Tony Hancock television programs and was also musical director for the Goons.
Listen to any popular British recording of the late 1950s and ’60s and the chances are you will be listening to the voices of The Mike Sammes Singers. This two-disc anthology comprises four long out of print albums; The first two historic Mike Sammes Singers long-players, The Melody Moves (1959) and Let’s Get Away from It All (1962), complimented by the Singers’ exciting collaborations with the skilled arranger, conductor, composer Johnny Gregory, Channel West (TV Western Themes) and The Avengers and Other TV Themes.