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OV Wright – Memphis Unlimited

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OV Wright – Memphis Unlimited

Mais um grande mestre da Soul Music com historia triste, vindo do subúrbio e começando a carreira na igreja fez muito sucesso, mas as drogas e o álcool derrubaram este grande Soul Man….

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Wright began singing in church and later fronted a gospel music group, the Harmony Echoes. It was during this time that he was discovered (along with James Carr) by Roosevelt Jamison a songwriter and manager. Their first recording in 1964 was “That’s How Strong My Love Is”, an impassioned ballad later covered by Otis Redding and the Rolling Stones. After being signed by Don Robey’s Back Beat label, further R&B hits followed, with Wright’s plaintive delivery excelling on the slow material. Working with producer Willie Mitchell, success continued on songs including “The Ace of Spades” and “A Nickel and a Nail”.

However, Wright was imprisoned for narcotics offences during the mid-1970s, and, despite signing for Hi Records and releasing a series of quality recordings, his commercial success failed to recover after his release. A continuing drug problem weakened his health and he died from a heart attack aged 41.

OV Wright – Memphis Unlimited

Track list:

1 I’ve Been Searching 2:34
2 Nothing Comes to a Sleeper 3:18
3 The Only Thing That Saved Me 2:30
4 He’s My Son (Just the Same) 2:44
5 You Must Believe in Yourself 2:41
6 Lost in the Shuffle 3:22
7 I’d Rather Be Blind, Cripple, And Crazy 2:41
8 Please Forgive Me 4:01
9 Are You Going Where I’m Coming from 3:08
10 Ghetto Child 3:29
11 Memory Blues 3:28
12 I’m Going Home (To Live With God) 2:40

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OV Wright – The Soul of OV Wright

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OV Wright – The Soul of OV Wright

OV Wright – The Soul of OV Wright

1.You’re Gonna Make Me Cry

2.I’d Rather Be Blind, Crippled and Crazy

3.When You Took Your Love From Me

4.Gonna Forget About You

5.Everybody Knows (The River Song)

6.Don’t Let My Baby Ride

7.I Don’t Want to Sit Down

8.Born All Over

9.Ace of Spades

10.Eight Men, Four Women

11.Nickel and a Nail, A

12.Heartaches, Heartaches

13.Drowning on Dry Land

14.Monkey Dog

15.He’s My Son (Just the Same)

16.I’ve Been Searching

17.Motherless Child

18.I’m Going Home (To Live With God)


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