O.V. Wright

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Overton Vertis "O. V." Wright (October 9, 1939 – November 16, 1980) was an American singer who is generally regarded as a blues artist by African American fans in the Deep South; he is also regarded as one of Southern soul's most authoritative and individual artists. His best known songs include "That's How Strong My Love Is" (1964), "You're Gonna Make Me Cry" (1965), "Nucleus of Soul" (1968), "A Nickel and a Nail" (1971), "I Can't Take It" (1971) and "Ace of Spades" (1971).

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Year Title RatingReleases
1965 (If It Is) Only for Tonight 1
1968 8 Men and 4 Women 1
1968 Eight Men, Four Women 1
1969 Nucleus of Soul 1
1971 A Nickel and a Nail and Ace of Spades 2
1973 Memphis Unlimited 2
1977 Into Something (Can't Shake Loose) 1
1978 The Bottom Line 1
1979 We're Still Together 2
That's How Strong My Love Is 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 The Soul of O.V. Wright 1
1999 The Complete O.V. Wright on Hi Records, Volume 1: In the Studio 1
2006 Soul Classics 1
2007 O.V. Box - The Complete Backbeat and ABC Recordings 1
The Hi Records Masters 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
The Wright Stuff & O. V. Wright Live 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1964 That's How Strong My Love Is / There Goes My Used to Be 1
1970 Love the Way You Love / Blowin' in the Wind 1

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