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OV Wright -- You're Gonna Make Me Cry [May. 10th, 2010|01:46 am]
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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.


[User Picture]From: unbridledfervor
2010-05-10 03:20 am (UTC)
"That's How Strong My Love Is" is one of my favorite songs out of all the mixes you've given me. I really like his music. I'm looking for new bands/artists to listen to. Any suggestions? Better yet, make me another mix!

- e.
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[User Picture]From: the_98th_cent
2010-05-10 01:02 pm (UTC)
If you look at the recommendations that me, Masha and Dizzie Dumb made for Dan, I think that's all the music one ever really needs. There is actually more good pop on those lists than outside it. Take the artists you most love from the lists, and get obsessed with them, find their more obscure stuff and fall in love with it. Seriously, one could listen to the artists for ten years without ever nearing the bottom of the endless creativity on some of their records.

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