heard on the wire

Day 22 — a song I listen to when sad

Twenty-two days in and we still haven’t had any southern soul. It’s time to put that to rights.

Last year the music world lost one of its biggest talents and barely a soul noticed, if you’ll excuse the pun. Willie Mitchell was one of the great writers and producers, best known for his work on the LPs that Al Green released on Mitchell’s own Hi Records label.

But it is to another Mitchell collaborator that I turn: Overton Vertis “OV” Wright. If you only ever buy one southern soul record, buy an OV Wright record.

You can keep your Motown and your northern, this is what real soul sounds like.

OV Wright :: I Don’t Know Why

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