Sensational Nightingales: The Story of Joseph "Jo Jo" Wallace & the Early Days of the Sensational Nightingales



First-published history of the Sensational Nightingales, this internationally celebrated Post-War, black gospel music quartet, spanning the last seven decades. With 40 pages of rare photographs plus interviews with leading protagonists "Jo Jo" Joseph Wallace and the late Charles Johnson. Includes childhood recollections, harrowing, out-on-the highway travel tales, detailed record release appraisals and annotated album discographies written from a fan perspective. Perfect companion to Jerry Zolten's definitive history of the Dixie Hummingbirds, GREAT GOD ALMIGHTY (2003)

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Scat Trax
Publish Date
November 07, 2014
6.0 X 0.31 X 9.0 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author

Opal Louis Nations produced the Legendary Gospel Specialty reissue series for Fantasy Records in Berkeley and the Nashboro Gospel reissue series for AVI in Los Angeles. In addition, he has produced and/or written liner notes for well over 100 other commercial CDs, many of them gospel, including the recent 4-CD box set from Tompkins Square on Nashboro Records and the story of the Staple Singers in liner notes for the three first Staple Singers reissue albums on Mississippi Records. He currently spends his time researching and preserving music on indie labels, writing articles on a regular basis for Blues & Rhythm and Doctor Jazz (to name a few) and conducting music research for CD reissues on the Ace, Jasmine and JSP labels, among others.