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O.V. Wright: The Soul of O.V. Wright

Bill Bentley, MCA Records, 1992

OVERTON VERTIS Wright sang straight to the soul. As a child, Wright called the church choir home, and turned his voice to God. As he grew older, O.V. Wright found a life in rhythm & blues, and for fifteen years put his heart into secular music with such strength and passion that, for many, he remains one of the greatest soul singers ever. Seeing him in the '60s, it was immediately apparent Wright labored under an enormous spiritual debt, and gave himself over to his songs in a way which suggested an almost painful devotion. It was as if the man had somehow let God down, and was now carrying that enormous burden.

 

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