Swing Low: An Unlikely Classic

The Jubilee Singers Quartet: Alfred King, James Myers, Noah Ryder and John W. Work II recorded Swing Low Sweet Chariot in 1909.

You know the song but are probably unfamiliar with its story. A song first sung in the fields by slaves in a remote corner of the South became one of the most well known songs the world over. This is the story of the unlikely route “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” followed to reach the ears of common men and royalty,

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