Ollie & The Nightingales

Ollie Hoskins, Rochester Neal, Bill Davis, Quincy Billops, Nelson Lesure

Also known as Nightingales, Ollie And The Nightingales, Ollie Nighting & The Dixie Nightingales, Ollie Nightingale & The Dixie Nightingales
Members of Ollie & The Nightingales: Bonny Rice, Ollie Nightingale

Discography of Ollie & The Nightingales:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 You're Leaving Me / Showered With Love 2 Audio 1969 Stax
2 Ollie & The Nightingales 11 Audio 1969 Stax
3 Mellow Way You Treat Your Man / Don't Do What I Did 2 Audio 1969 Stax
4 I've Got A Feeling 2 Audio 1969-06-00 Stax
5 Ollie & The Nightingales 11 Audio 1992 Stax
6 I Got A Sure Thing / Girl, You Have My Heart Singing 2 Audio 1968 Stax
7 You're Leaving Me 2 Audio 1969 Stax
8 I've Got A Feeling / You'll Never Do Wrong 2 Audio 1969-06-00 Stax
9 Who's Making Love / You're Leaving Me 2 Audio 1969 Stax
10 I Got A Sure Thing 2 Audio 1968 Atlantic
11 I Got A Sure Thing / Girl, You Have My Heart Singing 2 Audio 1968 Stax
12 Mellow Way You Treat Your Man / Don't Do What I Did 2 Audio 1969 Stax
13 Mellow Way You Treat Your Man 2 Audio 1969 Stax
14 I Got A Sure Thing / Girl, You Have My Heart Singing 2 Audio 1968 Stax
15 You're Leaving Me / Showered With Love 2 Audio 1969
16 You're Leaving Me / Showered With Love 2 Audio 1969-01-10 Stax
17 Ollie & The Nightingales 11 Audio 1969 Stax


Ollie & The Nightingales began as a gospel group called the Gospel Writer Juniors. After recording for the Pepper label, they changed their name to the Dixie Nightingles, and recorded material for Nashboro and [l=Stax] Records gospel subsidiary Chalice; before being convinced to sing secular R&B, and changing their name to Ollie & The Nightingales.

(Group member Willie Neal left when they made the switch from gospel to R&B; and was replaced by former [a=Premiers, The (2)] and [a=Mad Lads, The] member Quincy Billops)


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