A great run of records from the mighty OV Wright – a hell of a deep soul singer who we'd rank right up there with James Carr, Otis Redding, and other known southern greats of the late 60s! Yet OV never fully got his due, and we're not sure why – as the material on these vintage singles is stunning right from the very first track – no clunkers, no filler, no bad moves at all – just a rock-solid legacy of soul music that spans the space of a decade in this excellent collection – which includes early work on the Texas indie Back Beat, then a shift to the bigger ABC label when that company absorbed the indie into their fold. Like Bobby
– another contemporary who made a similar label shift – Wright didn't lose anything in the transition, and continued to sound wonderful right up to his final years of recording, before his untimely early passing in 1980. Titles include "Afflicted", "When You Took Your Love From Me", "Henpecked Man", "I've Been Searching", "Oh Baby Mine", "You're Gonna Make Me Cry", "Ace Of Spades", "I'll Take Care Of You", "Heartaches Heartaches", "Love The Way You Love", "A Nickel & A Nail", "Don't Let My Baby Ride", and "When You Took Your Love From Me".