O.V. Wright was an American soul singer.
O.V. Wright recorded for Don Robey's Back Beat Records through the 60s, starting with his debut album If It's Only For Tonight in 1965, with its #6 R&B hit "You're Gonna Make Me Cry". Between 1966 and 1969 he released a number of singles. The most successful of these was the brilliant "Eight Men, Four Women", which gave him a #4 R&B hit in 1967. It turned out to be the highest charting single of his entire career. An album of the same name was released the same year, but it turned out to just be a re-release of If It's Only For Tonight with the new hit shoe-horned in. His next real album didn't come until 1969, and until then his output consisted of a steady stream of singles. This compilation brings together seven singles with associated non-LP b-sides, making for a great collection of gospel-infused southern soul. They're all good songs, but the highlight is undoubtedly "Eight Men, Four Women".
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