b March 1, 1932 - Dundee, MS
d October 28, 2003 - St. Louis, MO

Oliver Sain's music has been recorded by artists as varied as The Allman Brothers,
Chaka Khan, Loretta Lynn, Ry Cooder and Conway Twitty.  P. Diddy sampled
Oliver's song "On The Hill" on his 1997 CD hit "No Way Out."  In 2003, Oliver
recorded with St. Louis rapper Nelly.  He also worked with famous bluesmen
Sonny Boy  Williamson, Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, Jr. Parker, Johnnie Johnson,
Little Milton, and Ike Turner.  Oliver played drums for Howlin' Wolf in
West Memphis, Arkansas and also played sax with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm.
Mr. Sain's Band in 1959 consisted of Larry Protho-trumpet; James Carr-sax;
Vern Harrell-bass; Fontella Bass-piano; Willie  Dotson-bass; and Jerry Walker-drums.
Oliver kept active in the music business throughout his life, producing, writing,
arranging, and was still playing his regular gig on Thursday nights at BB's Jazz &
Blues in St. Louis up to the week of his death in October 2003.

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