|Genres:||R&B / Soul Vocals|
|Tags:||soul deep soul southern soul rhythm and blues|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Overton Vertis Wright, 9 October 1939, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 16 November 1980, USA. One of deep souls most impressive stylists, O.V. Wrights first recordings were in the gospel tradition and it was while a member of the Harmony Echoes that he became acquainted with Roosevelt Jamison. This aspiring songwriter penned the singers secular debut, Thats How Strong My Love Is, an impassioned ballad later covered by Otis Redding and the Rolling Stones. Signed to Don Robeys Back Beat label, Wrights plaintive delivery excelled on slow material, as two imploring R&B hits, Youre Gonna Make Me Cry (1965) and Eight Men, Four Women (1967), testified. Wrights next single, Heartaches, Heartaches (1967), confirmed a working relationship with producer Willie Mitchell, but despite excellent collaborations in Ace Of Spades (1970), A Nickel And A Nail (1971)...