O.V. Wright's A Nickel and a Nail and Ace of Spades is one of the greatest Southern soul records ever waxed - produced by Willie Mitchell, featuring the Hi Records Rhythm Section and the Memphis Horns
After a few short spells in jail for narcotic offenses during the mid-'70s, O.V. Wright re-emerged in 1977 with Into Something (Can't Shake Loose). It was his first album for Hi, although producer Willie Mitchell had overseen many of his Backbeat sides from the earlier days.
Overton Vertis "O. V." Wright (October 9, 1939 – November 16, 1980) was an American singer who is generally regarded as a blues artist by African American fans in the Deep South; he is also regarded as one of Southern soul's most authoritative and individual artists.