Gospel has always been a key part of bluegrass, a style that lends itself well to African-American spirituals. So for the 11th and penultimate entry in our pre-IBMA “Bluegrass for Beginners” survey, we have a spectacular 1955 version of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe, and his Blue Grass Boys.
September 21, 2013
'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' in 'Bluegrass for Beginners'
As performed by father of bluegrass Bill Monroe, the African-American spiritual "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is number 11 in our pre-IBMA "Bluegrass for Beginners" countdown.