Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "They Put John on the Island"

Jul 28, 2019

Led by bass singer David "Boots" Bower, the King Odom Quartet and the King Odom Four recorded both gospel and secular pop hits, including the bouncy story song, "They Put John on the Island."

  Full song

The King Odom Quartet were masters of the gospel doo-wop sound of the late 1940s and early '50s.