O.V. Wright



O.V. Wright

Rating
Active
1964 to 1980
Born
October 9, 1939 in Lenow
Died
November 16, 1980
Location
Tennessee, United States
Biography
Overton Vertis "O. V." Wright (October 9, 1939 - November 16, 1980) was an American rhythm & blues and soul singer. Born in Leno, Tennessee, Wright, as a youngster, began singing in the church. In 1956, while still in high school, he joined The Sunset Travelers as one of the lead singers for the gospel group. He 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 pop recording in 1964 was "That's How Strong My Love Is," a ballad later covered by Otis Redding and the Rolling Stones.
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Top Songs by O.V. Wright


Let's Straighten It Out

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Motherless Child

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Ace of Spades

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You're Gonna Make Me Cry

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That's the Way I Feel About Cha'

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Drowning on Dry Land

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Nickel and a Nail

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I'd Rather Be Blind, Crippled and Crazy

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Eight Men, Four Women

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He's My Son (Just the Same)

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Live

Live

O.V. Wright October 20, 2015

10 Tracks

Into Something (Can't Shake Loose)

Into Something (Can't Shake Loose)

O.V. Wright July 1, 2014

7 Tracks

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

O.V. Wright January 17, 2014

10 Tracks

A Nickel and a Nail and Ace of Spades

A Nickel and a Nail and Ace of Spades

O.V. Wright October 19, 2010

10 Tracks

Memphis Unlimited

Memphis Unlimited

O.V. Wright September 14, 2010

12 Tracks

We're Still Together

We're Still Together

O.V. Wright December 24, 2008

9 Tracks

The Soul of O.V. Wright

The Soul of O.V. Wright

O.V. Wright December 22, 1992

18 Tracks

Rare & Unissued Hi Recordings

Rare & Unissued Hi Recordings

Al Green January 1, 1989

14 Tracks

8 Men 4 Women

8 Men 4 Women

O.V. Wright January 1, 1989

10 Tracks

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