Monday, June 26, 2017

Ollie Nightengale - Sweet Surrender 1973

This album is essentially a collection of the "Memphis" & "Pride" singles which followed Ollie's departure from Stax...The singles and LP were marketed thru MGM and produced by the Butler's (Jerry and Billy) and Gene 'Bowlegs' Miller, who was directly in charge of the sessions. This is all very high level Southern Soul from a time when that genre was both at it's peak and on the verge of it's decline. Despite having been recorded separately over around a 3 year span, these songs  actually hold together pretty well as an album too.

Simply a MUST HAVE!

6 comments:

KingCake said...

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Anonymous said...

OK, it's basically a compilation, but this album has to be classed one of the best ever soul albums of all time - a huge disappointment that Ollie never matched these heights again - never before commented on this fantastic website, but just wanted to encourage others to listen and appreciate!!

Vintage Wind



pmac said...

Somebody call 911, cause this place is on FIRE!!!!!! Ollie, Tyrone and the Down & Out comp. Man, I love this freaking forum. To say thanks is just so damn little in comparison to what I get from this. Life and soul re-afreakin' - firming!

Preslives said...

This is indeed kick-ass. Ollie Nightingale was one of the greats.

monsieur jujube said...

great music! thanks

D0dge57 said...

Many thanks for the recent posts (this one, Tyrone, Sad Soul, Robert Cray, Collins, Copeland and Cray) all excellent. By way of payback I've put the Ollie & The Nightingales self-titled only Stax album in the Shares & Requests area with an extra track added I've Got A Sure Thing and some information text if you feel it's worthy of a post. Cheers.

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