The Swan Silvertones

Singin' in My Soul/Blessed Assurance

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Drawing from the archives of Vee-Jay Records, Collectables combines the Swan Silvertones' second and fourth albums for that label on this discount-priced two-fer, 1960's Singin' in My Soul and 1963's Blessed Assurance. The renowned group's approach does not change from one album to another; on both, they fervently sing original gospel songs with rocking accompaniment, the harmonies supporting an improvisatory, expressive lead vocal. "Rock My Soul" became a well-known song, but the material is consistently impressive, both in its proclamation of the wonders of Christianity and in the dark warnings against damnation. In particular, "Sinking Sand" is a harrowing confession of uncertainty about life, justifying the need for salvation. Christian or not, music lovers are likely to enjoy the Swan Silvertones' musical religiosity.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:00
2 2:24
3 2:26
4 3:31
5 2:00
6 2:54
7 2:19
8 2:46
9 1:58
10 4:20
11 3:46
12 2:49
13 3:03
14 2:35
15 3:06
16 2:17
17 2:45
18 2:24
19 3:31
20 3:07
21 3:01
22 2:53
23 2:57
24 3:07
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