Swing Low

Swing Low, also called Sam Cooke, is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Produced by Hugo & Luigi, the album was launched in February 1961 in the US by RCA Victor.[1] The album consists of the hit single “Chain Gang”.

The album was remastered in 2011 as part of The RCA Albums Assortment.

Observe itemizing

Aspect one

  1. “Swing Low, Candy Chariot” (Conventional) – 3:05
  2. “I am Only a Nation Boy” (Fred Hellerman, Marshall Barer) – 4:05
  3. “They Name the Wind Maria” (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 2:54
  4. “Twilight on the Path” (Sidney D. Mitchell, Louis Alter) – 3:10
  5. “If I Had You” (Sam Cooke, James W. Alexander) – 2:20
  6. “Chain Gang” (Cooke) – 2:32

Aspect two

  1. “Grandfather’s Clock” (Henry Clay Work) – 3:10
  2. “Jeanie with the Gentle Brown Hair” (Stephen Foster) – 3:44
  3. “Lengthy, Lengthy In the past” (Thomas Haynes Bayly) – 3:00
  4. “Pray” (Johnnie Taylor) – 2:10
  5. “You Belong to Me” (Cooke, Alexander) – 2:44
  6. “Goin’ Dwelling” (Antonín Dvořák / Williams Arms Fisher,) – 3:05

Personnel

All credit tailored from The RCA Albums Assortment (2011) liner notes. The musicians who recorded “Chain Gang”, save for Cooke, Clifton White, George Barnes and Glenn Osser, are unknown.[2]

  • Sam Cooke – vocals
  • Clifton White, Don Arnone, Everett Barksdale, Al Chernet, George Barnes (musician) (on “Chain Gang”) – guitar
  • Milt Hinton – bass guitar
  • Jimmy Crawford, Bunny Shawker – drums
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Seldon Powell – saxophone
  • Hinda Barnett, Fred Fradkin, Archie Levin, Harry Lookofsky, Ben Miller, David Nadien, Sylvan Shulman – violin
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Al Brown – viola
  • Steve Lipkins, Leon Marian – trumpet
  • Henderson Chambers, Albert Godlis, Frank Saracco – trombone
  • Sammy Lowe – conductor
  • Glenn Osser – conductor on “Chain Gang”
  • Bob Simpson – recording engineer

Notes

  • Songs of Sam Cooke: Foremost Web page


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