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O.V. Wright – 1971 – A Nickel And A Nail And The Ace Of Spades

O.V. Wright – 1971 – A Nickel And A Nail And The Ace Of Spades

Funk Soul Disco Jazz
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Intro review by AMG  Main review by Soulmakossa Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos The golden era of Southern soul was essentially over by 1971, but thankfully no one told O.V. Wright about this; this album, which as the title suggests featured two of his biggest hits, showed that his gifts as a vocalist were near the peak of their strength, and this is Memphis-style R&B in the grand tradition. Willie Mitchell produced these sessions at his Royal Recording Studio in Memphis, with the Hi Records Rhythm Section and the Memphis Horns providing the backing, and their performances lend the music a smooth, glorious burn like fine brandy, and are not unlike the work they did with Al Green, but reveal a darker and bluesier tone. Great as the band is, Wright headlines this show, and when he sings he dominates these sessions with grace and authority; the longing and hurt …
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The album code is : ODI3005706

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