Swing Down Sweet Chariot is a traditional Spiritual, popularised by the Golden Gate Quartet in the 1940s. There are thousands of versions, and the following are a few interesting and eclectic ones: the original The Golden Gate Quartet version, Parliament Funkadelic, The Apollas, Sweet Adelines quartet, Elvis Parsley.
Founded in 1934, The Golden Gate Quartet began as a traditional jubilee quartet with rhythms borrowed from the blues and jazz, like scat singing. Though the makeup of the group has changed over the years, the Quartet still exists, 76 years after its birth.
This is the Gurt Lush version.
Monday 29 May, Old Vic Open Stage, 6.10 - 6.30
Charity busking at Cabot Circus, 2.00 - 2.40
Sunday 17 September
Busking on the Peaceful Portway
Sat 23rd September
2.00 - 3.00, Mina Rd Railway Tunnel for the St Werburghs Arts Trail.
Joint Concert with People of Note, St Pauls Church, Bedminster
Monday 11 December
Radio Bristol / Bristol Post Carol Concert, Colston Hall
Saturday 16 December
Christmas Concert, St Albans Church
Friday 22 December
Carol Singing, Bristol Heart Institute Atrium