O. V. Wright – I can’t believe

“I can’t believe” by O. V. Wright is featured in Sue UK LP ILP 975 O. V. Wright – Eight Men Four Women.

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Noble “Thin Man” Watts

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Instrumentalist, arranger and band leader Noble “Thin Man” Watts was born on February 17, 1926 and died on August 24, 2004. He specialised in jump blues, blues and rhythm and blues music.

Wikipedia notes:

“Born in DeLand, Florida, Watts studied violin and trumpet in his youth, later switching to sax[ophone]. He gained musical training at Florida A&M, where he played in the school’s marching band with future saxophonist Cannonball Adderley.”

He is mentioned in the 2012 book “The One – The Life and Music of James Brown” as being a major influence on funk music and especially James Brown.