“If It’s Only For Tonight” by O.V. Wright - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1965Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Beset by legal wrangles, O.V. switched from Goldwax to the Peacock Records imprint Back Beat where he'd settle for several years to follow. He was teamed with producer Willie Mitchell, and released this debut album in July, 1965. His gospel roots never too far from the surface, he demonstrates his prowess with the southern soul ballad, exemplified on the 3 best tracks; the Sam-Cooke-esque “Can’t Find True Love”, an interpretation of the traditional “Motherless Child” and the album's hit single, “You’re Gonna Make Me Cry”.

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A1 [02:48] 6.4.png O.V. Wright - If It’s Only For Tonight (Donald Robey, Vernon Morrison) Soul Ballad
A2 [02:38] 6.0.png O.V. Wright - Why Don’t You Believe Me (Luther King Laney, Lew Douglas) Soul Ballad
A3 [02:20] 6.6.png O.V. Wright - Can’t Find True Love (Louise Blair) Soul Ballad
A4 [02:36] 7.2.png O.V. Wright - Motherless Child (Traditional) Soul Ballad
A5 [02:45] 6.1.png O.V. Wright - You’ve Been Crying (Donald Robey) Soul Ballad
A6 [02:35] 6.0.png O.V. Wright - I Could Write A Book (Benjamin Daniels, Donald Robey) Soul Ballad
B1 [03:22] 7.0.png O.V. Wright - You’re Gonna Make Me Cry (Donald Robey) Soul Ballad
B2 [02:45] 5.6.png O.V. Wright - Wish I Were That Boy (Donald Robey) Soul
B3 [02:17] 6.5.png O.V. Wright - Monkey Dog (Donald Robey) Soul
B4 [02:08] 5.2.png O.V. Wright - Don’t Want To Sit Down (Donald Robey) Soul
B5 [02:59] 5.5.png O.V. Wright - Everybody Knows (River Song) (M. J. Keep, Roosevelt Jamison) Soul
B6 [02:12] 5.7.png O.V. Wright - I Can’t Believe (Donald Robey, Wilmer Shakesnider) Soul
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