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O.V. Wright: The Bottom Line [Hi, 1978]
With its unabashedly country (i.e., rural) singer and its back-to-basics Willie Mitchell production, this one has soul nostalgiacs hot and bothered, but I find the material thin and like it mostly for its oddities: the tribute to Guy Lombardo; the sexy mama who refuses to go, as opposed to get, down by declaring, "I don't do windows"; and the old man who defines love as "a misunderstanding between two damn fools." B