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O.V. Wright

O.V. Wright

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Roosevelt Jamison on James Carr (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; file size: 49.6mb, total interview length: 51' 37" sound quality: ***


Willie Mitchell: Sounds like it's Memphis

Profile and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 11 December 1971

IF ANY one man personifies the solid beat of Memphis soul then surely it's Willie Mitchell. Not only has he turned out 14 hit albums ...

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

Retrospective by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 6 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 ...

The Voice Squad

Overview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 12 January 1985

From the raw to the pure, from the sublime to the meticulous — BARNEY HOSKYNS sings the praises of 24 of music's most glorious voices. ...

Galen Gart and Roy C. Ames: Duke/Peacock Records – An illustrated history with discography (Big Nickel Publications)

Book Review by Tony Burke, Blues & Rhythm, August 1990

BIG NICKEL PUBLICATIONS continue their unsurpassed service of providing a mine of information to R&B record collectors with another addition to its catalogue of books, ...

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

Sleeve notes 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, December 2013

NOTE: This is the original, previously unpublished version of Bill's article.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


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