Original 1961 Album Plus 4 Bonus Tracks!
Sam Cooke's quintessential 1961 album Swing Low served as his seventh studio effort overall and although it may be one of his least-known RCA albums it contains some of his finest songs, including well known hits such as "Chain Gang," (#2 on both Pop and R&B charts) and the sublime "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." The 12 numbers range from Broadway material, to folk tunes to Stephen Fosterera traditionals, which were in vogue during the early '60s revival movement. However, Cooke doesn't only sing pop standards and folk songs here, he swings through them with a swagger, Bobby Darin-style, and the combination does wonders. Featuring 4 bonus tracks from the same period, there's no better proof of Sam Cooke's genius than these soulful, joyous, passionate, stylish and exuberant recordings.