Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack

Another Soul legend left this mortal coil last Friday, aged 70.

Bobby Womack, who hailed from Cleveland, Ohio, started out in a ’50s Gospel group, The Womack Brothers, along with his 4 siblings, before they began producing music of a secular nature, as The Valentinos. Their most famous track, co-written by Womack, was ‘It’s All Over Now’. The Rolling Stones cover of the song, released quickly after the original, in June 1964, gave them their first UK #1.

He really hit his stride in the early ’70s as a solo artist, releasing some of his best known material – tracks including ‘That’s The Way I Feel About Cha’, ‘Woman’s Gotta Have It’, ‘Harry Hippie’ and ‘Across 110th Street’, the latter which, having originally appeared in the 1972 ‘blaxploitation’ movie of the same name, would gain a new lease of life via the 1997 Quentin Tarantino film ‘Jackie Brown’, where it was a key component of the soundtrack.

His greatest solo success was his 1981 album ‘The Poet’, which topped the US R&B chart. His final album, ‘The Bravest Man In The Universe’ was released by UK label XL in in 2012.

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One Response to Bobby Womack

  1. Slabface July 1, 2014 at 5:56 am #

    Very sad – an absolute legend and writer of some songs that with forever be part of popular music.

    As a long time fan, all I can say is that I’m glad that he’d come in from the wilderness and found a (in many cases) new audience for his music.

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