Judy Cheeks Interview with Justin Kantor
In this exclusive interview for the website ‘Soul Tracks’ Judy discusses growing up around famous gospel greats, her new biography of her father, her first hits and more.
I was born in Miami to an extended family of gospel greats. At a young age, my mom used to bundle me up, and we’d follow my dad to shows all around America. He was lead singer of The Sensational Nightingales. As I grew up, it became a part of my life to have people like Sam Cooke or the Dixie Hummingbirds around. They were trailblazers. They sacrificed a lot of their lives and paved the way for a lot of young entertainers who enjoy luxuries that people of my father’s age could only dream of.