The Swan Silvertones

Pray for Me/Let's Go to Church Together

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The Swan Silvertones perfected their shimmering, explosive vocals while on Vee-Jay Records from 1956-1964. The elastic, dazzling falsetto of Claude Jeter, which was later adapted and reworked by Al Green, was contrasted by any number of powerful second lead singers within the group: Paul Owens, Louis Johnson, or Azell Monk. The songs on this disc, with one exception, cover the Silvertones' last great period and offer resounding harmonies, soaring leads, and remarkable music. The lead selection, "Sinners Crossroad," is actually the Silver Quintette, an Indiana group probably most famous for having on its roster two future soul stars in Roscoe Robinson and Joe Henderson.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:10
2 2:29
3 2:31
4 2:07
5 2:18
6 2:04
7 2:46
8 2:39
9 4:15
10
2:50
11 2:45
12 3:10
13 3:39
14 2:48
15 4:17
16 2:26
17 3:27
18 2:42
19 3:39
20 3:40
21 3:01
22 2:04
23 1:58
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