Swan Swan Silvertones - 1946-1951 (CD)
Release Date: 11/08/11
The Swan Silvertones, one of the most revered and respected Gospel vocal groups of all time, a Gospel group that featured the extraordinary voice of the Reverend Claude Jeter. His featured sweeping cadenzas and spellbinding mellisma captured the hearts and souls of church folk for over half a century. This 2CD collection of some of Swan Silvertones greatest recordings is breathtaking and it is clear how much Jeter's singing style influenced future generations of soul singers. You can clearly hear the echoes of his singing in the recordings of many artists including Bobby Womack, Wilson Pickett, Donnie Elbert and David Ruffin and indeed early Temptations. This is a unique album which includes many recordings that have never been released on CD.