AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Pittsburgh Music History Honors
One of the Greatest Vocal Groups of All Time
The Swan Silvertones who made their home in Pittsburgh from the late 1940s through the 1960s and had a daily show on radio station WPGH 1080 during the Golden Age of Gospel. They recorded on the King, Specialty, Vee-Jay, HOB, and Savoy Labels. Founder and lead singer Claude Jeter originated falsetto and influenced Al Green, Sam Cooke and others. Many thanks to musicologist, author and musician Jerry Zolten for nominating them.
"The Swan Silvertones are a premier gospel group and one of the great music experiences awaiting anyone who has never heard them. ... This is pure music at the highest level." - Michael Erlewine All Music Guide