As far as i am aware , this is currently the only CD release of the single which i personally consider the best that's ever been released . And i'm talking about any style and any era of music you care to mention . And in 30 years of being an avid music fan , i believe i've heard the best of them all .
The song i'm talking about sits proudly on this fine compilation at track number 5 : That's How Strong My Love Is by O.V. Wright .
The story of O.V. Wright is a long and interesting one but i don't have the time to get into it now . Suffice to say that the man was a superb singer , deeply rooted in the Gospel tradition which dominates Southern soul . Stax Records had the chance to sign him (and this song) but passed and the world is surely a poorer place for that decision , how much joy and pleasure this mans voice could have given us if he'd become a bigger star than he did .
If you have any feeling at all for soul (or beautiful heartfelt music of any kind) then please buy this disc and learn to appreciate the glory and majesty of O.V. Wright a criminally underrated singer .
Oh and i should also add that this disc also contains magnificent performances by such fantastic singers as The Ovations , Wee Willie Walker , Spencer Wiggins and the absolutely incomparable , legendary James Carr . Buy all his CD's Next !!!!