Black Liberation 1969 Archive

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

Description

The earliest known recording of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is that of the Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1909. It was written by Wallace Wilson in the 19th century.

Creator

The Fisk Jubilee Singers

Publisher

Nathaniel Jordon
published via YouTube.com

Date

1909

Rights

Standard YouTube License
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Coverage

This recording is a part of the National Recording Registry. Joyce Frisby Baynes '68 recalled that she and others sang and listened to old spirituals such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”.

Player

Citation

The Fisk Jubilee Singers, “"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot",” Black Liberation 1969 Archive, accessed September 24, 2017, http://blacklib1969.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1263.