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O.V. Wright

A truly incendiary deep soul performer. O. V. Wright's melismatic vocals and Willie Mitchell's vaunted Hi Rhythm Section combined to make classic Memphis soul during the early '70s. Overton Vertis Wright learned his trade on the gospel circuit with the Sunset Travelers before going secular in 1964 with the passionate ballad "That's How Strong My Love Is" for Goldwax in Memphis. Otis Redding liked the song so much that he covered it, killing any chance of Wright's version hitting. Since Wright was already under contract to Houston-based Peacock as a gospel act, owner Don Robey demanded his return, and from then on, Wright appeared on Robey's Backbeat subsidiary. Wright's sanctified sound oozes sweet soul on the spine-chilling "You're Gonna Make Me Cry," a 1965 smash, but it took Memphis producer Willie Mitchell to wring the best consistently from Wright. Utilizing Mitchell's surging house rhythm section, Wright's early-'70s Backbeat singles "Ace of Spades," "A Nickel and a Nail," and "I Can't Take It" rank among the very best Southern soul of their era. No disco bandwagon for O. V. Wright -- he kept right on pouring out his emotions through the '70s, convincing his faithful that "I'd Rather Be (Blind, Crippled & Crazy)" and that he was "Into Something (Can't Shake Loose)." Unfortunately, he apparently was -- drugs have often been cited as causing Wright's downfall; the soul great died at only 41 years of age in 1980. ~ Bill Dahl, Rovi
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cool man
I like it oldtime blues
play into something I can't shake loose
good blues man
the lyrics to the song ace of spades is r&b at it's best....list e n to me baby, you jes can't win...the places you're tryin' to go, i've already been! the game you've been playin', has been played here befo', another tried to play it and she ain't here anymo'!!!!! o.v. was the bizznezz!!! lol
the best
I'm looking for the song slow and easy by O.V Wright.
jacksondiane 8 0
HE WAS SUCH A GREAT ARTIST, I JUST HATE TO HEAR THAT DRUGS WAS OR MAY HAVE HAD A PLAY IN HIS DEATH. HE WAS STILL ONE OF THE GREAT.
clifton3612
I like it -- takes me back a bit.
I have all listen the old music of60and 70was the on my xm radio
theres a a disc missing that im tryin to find, the original album with the medly studio version can some one help me out , my mom had it in her collection in the 80s now i cant find it anywhere
This is my first time hearing this man and I'm just in love!!! Pandora does it again! Please play more! :-D

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