|OV Wright -- You're Gonna Make Me Cry
||[May. 10th, 2010|01:46 am]
sharing music and culture.
Every post I do on here is going to be about a failure. I'm not here to promote the next big things, so much as to hold a candle to the legacies of those who came before them. I relate to the also-rans of this world, the Mcluskys scrabbling for gigs in South Wales and the dead bluesmen whose remaining records of their time on earth rot in the basement of some rich music collector. |
This man's name is OV Wright. His song, "That's How Strong My Love Is" should have been a hit but it was snapped up by the young Otis Redding. His voice had a unique restraint to it that he could never apply to his life. He died of drug complications aged 41. He said that all soul is gospel: even his songs about sexual jealousy still have a spirituality to them. A party man like Mozart, he too put his private anguish into his art. I give you the soul of OV Wright.