The Dixie Nightingales released a fantastic, soulful track Assassination – a tribute to John F Kennedy.
Roger Eagle only played this a few times at the Twisted Wheel in Brazennose Street Manchester. he obtained it as an import from America as he did with many Stax recordings.
Ollie Hoskins was originally in The Wayside Travellers in the early 1950s and then with The Gospel Writer Juniors, eventually becoming The Dixie Nightingales. They recorded for Nashboro and then for Chalice (Stax’ gospel subsidiary).
Ollie and The Nightingales
After Ollie Hoskins left as a solo artist Sir Mack Rice, then lead the group as The Nightingales.
Chalice 102 : Assassination The Dixie Nightingales / Hush Hush
Chalice 103 : I Don’t Know / Keep On Trying
Chalice 105 : Forgive These Fools / There’s Not A Friend
Stax 245 : I Got A Sure Thing / Girl You Have My Heart Singing
Stax 0014 : You’re Leaving Me / Showered With Love
Stax 0027 : Mellow Way You Treat your Man / Don’t Do What I Did
Stax 0045 : I’ve Got A Feeling / You’ll Never Do Wrong
Stax 0065 : Bracing Myself For The Fall / I’ll Be Your Anything
SOUL EXPLOSION – Stax 2-2007
OLLIE & THE NIGHTINGALES – Stax 2021
OLLIE & THE NIGHTINGALES – Stax/Fantasy SCD-88015-2 :
DISTURB MY SOUL – Ace CDSXD 086 :
Ollie died in October, 1997. (62 years old).
WeblinksObituary – Blue Speak
Ollie B ‘Nightingale’ Hoskins – Find A Grave