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 seventh 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".

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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