The Swan Silvertones - My Rock/Love Lifted Me

Thursday 1st August 1991
The Swan Silvertones - My Rock/Love Lifted Me
The Swan Silvertones - My Rock/Love Lifted Me

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Specialty CDCHD340

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Having gone on record to say that the Swan Silvertones are possibly the finest vocal group ever to step into a recording studio, readers will hardly be surprised to find I am somewhat enthusiastic at a CD wherein two albums, (one of which I was once prepared to pay exorbitant dosh for as an import) are available on one glorious, digitally remastered 24-track compilation. These sides recorded in 1952 and 1953 capture the group at their prime with those two startling voices Claude Jeter - he of silk-smooth soulfulness, and Robert Crenshaw - who could out-rasp and holler any soulman you can name - encased in marvellous layers of stentorian harmony. Sometimes they go into church-wrecking overdrive, sometimes they stay cool as any band of street-corner doowoppers while the songs, though sometimes merely devices to get to the call-and-response excitement never deviate from the old, old story. Classic stuff.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Trouble In My Heart [Listen]
2. How I Got Over [Listen]
3. After Awhile [Listen]
4. Prayer In My Mouth [Listen]
5. Glory To His Name [Listen]
6. I'm A-Rollin' [Listen]
7. Let's Go [Listen]
8. Jesus Changed This Heart Of Mine [Listen]
9. I'm Coming Home [Listen]
10. Love Lifted Me [Listen]
11. Heavenly Light Shine On Me [Listen]
12. The Day Will Surely Come [Listen]
13. My Rock [Listen]
14. Since Jesus Came Into My Heart [Listen]
15. I Cried [Listen]
16. What Do You Know About Jesus [Listen]
17. Milky White Way [Listen]
18. He Won't Deny Me [Listen]
19. Jesus Is A Friend [Listen]
20. Motherless Child [Listen]
21. Man In Jerusalem [Listen]
22. Keep My Heart [Listen]
23. Oh, How I Love Jesus [Listen]
24. This Little Light Of Mine [Listen]

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