– Stars of Bethlehem



  • The Stars of Bethlehem, including Richard Wallace, Nathaniel Green, Odell Thompson and Willie, Roosevelt and Ollie Jones, recorded for the Ensign label in 1960 and one album (Ensign LP 4001) and a 45 (Ensign 3001) were released. As the Stars of Bethel, the Jones brothers recorded for the R and B label in 1954, with Johnny Young on lead vocals. Johnny Young later recorded secular as Little Johnny Taylor. After the breakup of the Stars of Bethlehem, Wallace became involved with the Mighty Clouds of Joy.

– Label scans and photographs

I’ve added the following photographs (in between brackets are the pages where the links are entered):

Scans have been added for the following Nashboro releases:


– Perry Trio



  • A female group of which only three 45’s are known to exist, all released on the Allegro label from Los Angeles, CA. It’s possible that there’s also an LP release on the Allegro label.
  • The Cawthron, C&C and Allegro labels were run by Dunlap J. Cawthron around 1959 (Cawthron) and in the early 1960’s (C&C, Allegro). For more information, click here.

– Unknown group photographs #2

Any information on the groups pictured here, is welcome!

The text on top reads: “The all mighty church rockers of the West Coast known as the RCA recording art. Spiritual Airs Singers of Long Beach Calif.”


Shown op top is the name “Sensational Starlight” (with a phone number). The Gospel Discography (Laughton/Hayes) shows two groups with the name the Sensational Starlights” (plural); one recorded for MJ and Family, the other for Melron. Is this group one of them? The discography also lists the (Sensational) Starlight Singers, but this group recorded under this name  from 1969 and later and I assume this photograph is from an earlier date. This last group started recording as the Starlight Singers of Emporia, Virginia (one 45 was released: GRC 513).

– More photographs

I have added several artist/group photographs (between brackets are the label pages where they’re added to):

I’ve also added scans for: