Swing Low (album)

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Swing Low
Studio album by Sam Cooke
Released March 1961
Recorded January 25, 1960 ("Chain Gang")
RCA Victor's Studio B
(New York City)
September 9–10, 1960
RCA Victor's Studio B
(New York City)
Genre Rhythm and blues, soul, gospel
Label RCA Victor
Producer Hugo & Luigi
Sam Cooke chronology
Hits of the 50's
Swing Low
My Kind of Blues

Swing Low, also known as Sam Cooke, is the sevenhth studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Produced by Hugo & Luigi, the album was released in March 1961 in the United States by RCA Victor. The album includes the hit single "Chain Gang". Swing Low largely consists of spirituals and gospel numbers.

The album was remastered in 2011 as a part of The RCA Albums Collection.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (Harry Warren, Al Dubin)  – 3:05
  2. "I'm Just a Country Boy" (Fred Hellerman, Marshall Barer)  – 4:05
  3. "They Call the Wind Maria" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)  – 2:54
  4. "Twilight on the Trail" (Sidney D. Mitchell, Louis Alter)  – 3:10
  5. "If I Had You" (Sam Cooke, James W. Alexander)  – 2:20
  6. "Chain Gang" (Cooke)  – 2:32

Side two[edit]

  1. "Grandfather's Clock" (Henry Clay Work)  – 3:10
  2. "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" (Stephen Foster)  – 3:44
  3. "Long, Long Ago" (Thomas Haynes Bayly)  – 3:00
  4. "Pray" (Johnnie Taylor)  – 2:10
  5. "You Belong to Me" (Cooke, Alexander)  – 2:44
  6. "Goin' Home" (Anton Devorák)  – 3:05


All credits adapted from The RCA Albums Collection (2011) liner notes. The musicians who recorded "Chain Gang", save for Cooke, Clifton White and Glenn Osser are unknown.[1]


  1. ^ The RCA Albums Collection (liner notes). Sam Cooke. US: RCA Records/Legacy Recordings. 2011. 88697898702. 

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