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Roosevelt Jamison on James Carr (and O.V. Wright) (1985)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1985

Roosevelt Jamison – friend, mentor and sometime manager – remembers deep soul greats James Carr and O.V. Wright.

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 47.2mb, total interview length: 51' 37" sound quality: ***


O.V. Wright: Wright Man In The Wrong Place

Retrospective by Roger St. Pierre, NME, October 1973

MANY SUPPOSEDLY great soul singers are, in truth, only as good as their current producer and/or writer. O.V. Wright's reputation however is solidly based on ...

Beautiful Screamer: O.V. Wright

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'From a Whisper to a Scream' (Fontana), 1991

IF JAMES CARR and the (predominantly baritonal) country 
balladeers were one side of the southern Soul Man coin, the gritty, gravelly tenor voices of singers ...

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

Sleevenotes by 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 ...

The Wright Stuff: O.V. Wright

Retrospective by Bill Bentley, Oxford American, The, December 2013

NOTE: This is the original, previously unpublished version of Bill's article.  ...

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