Sonorous Records Releasing Seven Albums By The Swan Silverones
Sonorous Records is releasing seven albums from the Swan Silvertones digitally enhanced and remastered from original recordings.
By: Sonorous Records Inc.
Mary Don't You Weep
Little Wooden Church
In My Heart
Brighter Day Somewhere
You Go Ahead
For their tight harmonies and sophisticated vocal arrangements, the Swan Silvertones are remembered as one of the greatest gospel groups of the twentieth century. Founded by coal miner Claude A. Jeter in 1938 in West Virginia, the group underwent several name changes and different lineups during its history. It also incorporated various musical styles from a cappella to jazz to various gospel music forms. Through a series of recording contracts the group released at least nine albums between 1946 and 1967. Several more recordings and compilations have been released in the years since. After Jeter's departure in 1967, the Swan Silvertones carried on with occasional performances. Jeter eventually released a solo album, but preferred to concentrate on his religious ministry in New York City. He has been cited as a vocal and lyrical influence on Sam Cooke, Al Green, Eddie Kendricks, Curtis Mayfield, and Paul Simon. Album features many previously unreleased tracks from our HOB gospel catalog, from the golden era of gospel music.
Sonorous Records is an Independent record label. Offering full service benefits in partnership with Ingrooves Music Group and UMG. Owner of the venerable HOB (House of Beauty) catalogue featuring recordings of James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar and other great gospel artists. Established in 2011, we work with established artists as well as rising independent artists in all genres seeking to break into the major scene.