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St. Louis Musician Oliver Sain Dies

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, Mo. – St. Louis musician Oliver Sain died today at age 71 of bone cancer.

His wife Ruby Sain said her husband played as recently as last Monday night. She said he was proud that he always made his living doing what he loved best.

The influential saxophone player's work was sampled by P. Diddy on his "No Way Out" CD. Sain's music was recorded by artists as varied as the Allman Brothers Band, Chaka Khan and Loretta Lynn.

Sain was a Dundee, Mississippi native. He moved to St. Louis in 1959, and opened a recording studio in the city in the next decade.

He was known for songs like "Bus Stop" and "Feel Like Dancing."

Sain also is survived by four children.

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