Monday, April 28, 2014

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"--Tuskegee Institute Singers, 1914

From Library of Congress National Jukebox

                                   

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  • Recording Title

    Swing low, sweet chariot
  • Other Title(s)

    • Primitive Negro chant (Title descriptor)
  • Vocal group

  • Baritone vocal

  • Bass vocal

  • Tenor vocal

  • Genre(s)

    Religious
  • Marketing Genre(s)

    Educational
  • Category

    Vocal
  • Description

    Male vocal double quartet, unaccompanied
  • Language

    English
  • Label Name/Number

    Victor 17890
  • Matrix Number/Take Number

    B-16512/3
  • Recording Date

    1916-02-14
  • Place of Recording

    Camden, New Jersey
  • Size

    10"
  • Duration

    03:12
  • Notes

    For takes 3-5, the singers are listed as a quintet in Victor ledgers. Disc label shows double quartet.
    Dixon/Godrich/Rye notes the 9/20/1915 session as taking place in New York City. Victor ledgers do not list a specific location.