Sensational Nightingales – It’s Gonna Rain Again MCA 28033 (1972)
Soulful, mellow gospel produced by Ira Tucker of The Dixie Hummingbirds. This lineup of The Sensational Nightingales featured Horace Thompson, Brother Joseph Wallace, Charles B. Johnson and Willie George Woodruff. The group was among those top-flight gospel acts that updated their sound to contemporary tastes into the 1970s. With accompaniment led by a reverb-heavy guitar, the smooth, simple vocals are all catchy and inviting. The sound is vaguely similar to The Swan Silvertones‘ I Found the Answer, The Consolers, and probably lots of other gospel of the day on Peacock Records and Nashboro Records. There is some filler toward the end, but I can’t help but really enjoy this.