Russell Wright

  Mr. Russell Wright, formerly of Troy Ramey and The Soul Searchers.  Mr. Wright made his peaceful transition on Saturday morning, October 11, 2008, at 4:00 AM in Atlanta, GA.

Mr. Russell Wright (named "Mr. Soul Himself" by the late, great Brother Esmond Patterson) traveled with Mr. Troy Ramey and the Soul Searchers from the 1950s until the 1990s.  After retiring from active touring and singing with the Soul Searchers, Mr. Soul became a fixture in Atlanta promotions. Along with Mr. Herman Nash, they formed H & R promotions in the 1990s and promoted many of the major stars in Gospel music including Pastor Shirley Caesar.

After the death of Mr. Herman Nash, Mr. Soul continued to promote concerts and was a mainstay every Sunday morning with his hour-long Gospel program "The Russell Wright Spotlight".  Mr. Soul developed a lot of the upcoming quartet artists and became a sought after vocalist on many of the recordings of other Atlanta groups.