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  Bobby Womack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Dwayne Womack (born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on March 4, 1944), is an African-American singer, guitarist and songwriter.
Bobby Womack's 1981 album The Poet was a surprise hit and contained the hit single "If You Think You're Lonely Now." K-Ci Hailey, a notable admirer of Womack's work, covered "If You Think You're Lonely Now" in 1994.
A 2003 Saab commercial shone a spotlight on Womack’s interpretation of "California Dreamin'".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bobby_Womack   (451 words)

  
 AOL Music: Bobby Womack : BIO
Bobby Dwayne Womack was born in Cleveland on March 4, 1944.
A series of label absorptions bumped Womack up to United Artists in 1971, which proved to be the home of his greatest solo success; in the meantime, he contributed the ballad "Trust Me" to Janis Joplin's masterpiece Pearl, and the J. Geils Band revived "Lookin' for a Love" for their first hit.
Womack issued his first UA album, Communication, in 1971, which kicked off a string of excellent releases that ran through the first half of the decade.
music.aol.com /artist/main.adp?tab=bio&artistid=5864   (1589 words)

  
 Bobby Womack
He was born Bobby Dwayne Womack to Naomi and Friendly Womack Sr., a steelworker, in Cleveland, Ohio on March 4, 1944.
When the Womack Brothers opened for the Soul Stirrers at a local gospel show in 1953, Bobby came in contact with their lead singer, Sam Cooke, who was just beginning to branch out into secular music.
For his next release, Bobby returned to his very first hit, and cut a remake of the Valentinos’ 1962 “Lookin’ for a Love.” Womack re-recorded the song almost as an afterthought while sorting through several original songs to be placed on his next album.
www.angelfire.com /music2/BobbyWomack/bwbiography.html   (2645 words)

  
 Bobby Womack - Biography and Recommendations
Bobby then began an association with Sam Cooke, initially joining his band as a guitarist (the Cooke ties run deep, with Cecil Womack and Cooke's daughter Linda marrying and forming Womack and Womack and Bobby marrying Cook's wife Barbara shortly after Cooke's untimely death).
The Womack Brothers evolved into the Valentinos, most famous for their original version of the Womack penned 'It's All Over Now', later covered by the Rolling Stones.
The late 70s was a fairly lean time for Bobby as personal problems, including the death of his brother Harry ('Harry Hippie' as Bobby's tribute would have it) and drug addiction, began to take their toll.
www.rhythmandtheblues.org.uk /artists/womack.shtml   (461 words)

  
 Being around Sam Cooke, one of the best experiences of my life - Bobby Womack - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Bobby Womack, a hitmaker since the 1960s, is one of the survivors from that decade when there was a soul explosion in the United States.
Womack, a protégé of the legendary Sam Cooke, appears January 23 at the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival at the Wyndham Rosehall Resort in Montego Bay.
Along with three of his siblings, the Cleveland, Ohio native was part of the Womack Brothers inspirational group; they switched to secular music in the mid-1950s after meeting Cooke at a concert and were eventually signed to the singer's SAR label.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20040107T200000-0500_54025_OBS_BEING_AROUND_SAM_COOKE__ONE_OF_THE_BEST_EXPERIENCES_OF_MY_LIFE___BOBBY_WOMACK.asp   (1020 words)

  
 Marc Taylor on Bobby Womack
With roots in the gospel field, Womack was able to parlay his talents as a writer and guitarist in the mid-1960s into a significant career as a soul artist.
Bobby was soon mired in controversy due to his marriage to Cooke’s widow Barbara, which took place less than three months after his mentor’s death.
Womack’s problems mounted during his tenure with Columbia, including being lost in the shuffle of the many artists on the label’s roster, and almost being caught up in a political scheme with a company executive he refuses to identify.
www.cosmoetica.com /OO4-MT1.htm   (4330 words)

  
 Bobby Womack: Soul Seduction Supreme [DVD] - PopMatters Music Review
Womack's father trained his boys to be singers as a way to succeed despite the barriers of racism.
Womack duets with Alltrina Grayson as the two engage in a vocal tango that slowly builds in passion and resolution as surely as Ravel's "Bolero".
Womack pleads his affections so sweetly, that the two eventually have to resort to cooing as mere words can't capture the intensity of their feelings.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/w/womackbobby-soulseductiondvd.shtml   (989 words)

  
 DVD.net : The Jazz Channel Presents Bobby Womack - DVD Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bobby Womack was born in 1944 in Cleveland Ohio and like many fl performers of the 50's and 60's was exposed to music through gospel singing at the local church.
Womack has that dynamic, sex machine style not dissimilar to James Brown that can really get you going and in some songs, the audience is on their feet clapping and singing along.
Womack is a little more outspoken being openly critical of the use of the term R&B for the current crop of Rap/Dance music out there.
www.dvd.net.au /review.cgi?review_id=443   (1100 words)

  
 African American Registry: Bobby Womack, a unique style of soul!
*Bobby Womack was born on this date in 1944.
From Cleveland, OH, Bobby Dwayne Womack was raised in a home that was strict and religious, but his father Friendly also encouraged his sons to pursue music as he had (he sang and played guitar in a gospel group).
Personal problems and his inability to adjust to the changing music scene (particularly the rise of disco) left Womack virtually irrelevant in the latter 70s, and by 1980 it appeared he was going to be an oldies artist.
www.aaregistry.com /detail.php3?id=2629   (489 words)

  
 Bobby Womack
Born into a family of musicians, Bobby Womack got his start in the music industry singing alongside his four brothers in the gospel group The Womack Brothers.
Womack was also enlisted to contribute guitar to Cooke's own recordings during this time period.
This was met with little interest at first, but he managed to establish himself instead through his work as a writer and performer for other artists such as Wilson Pickett and Dusty Springfield.
www.nndb.com /people/744/000047603   (337 words)

  
 Bobby Womack Biography and Update at SoulTracks
Also, Womack encountered some public fallout when married Cooke's widow less than a year later (even more ironic was that brother Cecil ultimately married Cooke's daughter, Linda, who became his partner in the popular writing/singing group Womack and Womack).
Personal problems and his inability to adjust to the changing music scene (particularly the rise of disco) left Womack virtually irrelevant in the latter 70s, and by 1980 it appeared he was headed for the oldies circuit.
It is a shame that Bobby Womack never achieved the across-the-board acclaim that his talent deserved.
www.soultracks.com /bobby_womack.htm   (699 words)

  
 BBC - Music / Profiles - Bobby Womack
When Bobby turned his back on his gospel upbringing, he was kicked out of home.
Having learnt the tricks of the trade, Womack went on to play with Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin.
Bobby's drug usage soared after a jealous girlfriend murdered his brother in his apartment
www.bbc.co.uk /music/profiles/womackbobby.shtml   (328 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Across 110th Street: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack: Music: J. J. Johnson,Bobby Womack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
- - Bobby Womack is an incredible singer/songwriter with a gritty and powerful voice who's songs sometimes mix a bit of folk, into sweet soul and funk.
Get Womack's greatest hits album to hear his brilliant navigation from Otis Reading influenced R and B to funky Sly and The Family stone tinged disco.
plus, bobby womack is in top form and belts it out on all of his soulful selections.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000009U1?v=glance   (1125 words)

  
 Artist Profile - Bobby Womack
Below is a selected list from our catalog of key Bobby Womack songs...all of which Womack himself recorded, and as indicated, some were chart records for him, and some were hits for other artists.
Bobby and his brothers sang several memorable songs including his composition "It's All Over Now" which they recorded as The Valentinos for Sam Cooke's label, SAR.
Bobby played guitar on Wilson's dates and began playing on many other sessions for artists such as Jerry Butler, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick and Joe Tex. Bobby became a major soul recording artist of the 1970's, influencing folks such as Rod Stewart and The Stones.
www.emimusicpub.com /worldwide/artist_profile/bobby-womack_profile.html   (673 words)

  
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Cleveland-born Womack and his siblings formed the Womack Brothers while still in their teen years, and were given a $3,000 advance by Sam Cooke to buy a car and come to California — instructed to take Route 66 all the way.
James Taylor covered his “Woman’s Got To Have It.” Womack remains close friends with the Rolling Stones, whose Ronnie Wood is at work on the cover of a forthcoming Womack album.
Womack returned to gospel to record 'Back To My Roots,' released on The Right Stuff in July 1999 to a stream of critical raves.
www.bakernorthrop.com /archive/rstuff/press15.htm   (209 words)

  
 Bobby Womack Chat Session - 9/28/2000
Bobby was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1944.
Bobby sings a duet with Patti LaBelle on the album The Poet II from 1984 and features on the Anti-Apartheid single "Sun City" from 1985.
Womack, "Cousin Henry" is one of two songs that brings me to tears EVERYTIME I hear it...
www.soul-patrol.com /soul/womack.htm   (3236 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Jazz Channel Presents Bobby Womack (BET on Jazz): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
And even though Womack is getting up there in years, he still looks like a bad ass, sporting a fl leather baseball cap and dark shades that would make Shaft proud.
This is classic Womack, gritty, soulful and raw, singing the R&B songs that have made him famous, plus a bonus interview.
Bobby Womack can definitely be said to be an American original.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004Z4VH   (697 words)

  
 R&B / Soul - The Soul of Bobby Womack: Stop on By - Bobby Womack free mp3 full albums download   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This album collects all the best and most organic material Bobby Womack ever recorded, and so doing, is one of the greatest soul/funk compilations of all time.
I searched far and wide looking for more Bobby Womack albums this good, but only found a bunch of synthetic studio ear mush the capitalists made him record.
I mean it, Bobby does to soul what Coltrane did to jazz on that cut.
www.playtunes.net /album.php?id=300830   (341 words)

  
 Bobby Womack - Facts of Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As Sam Cooke's guitarist, Womack began a career as a session guitarist, appearing on albums by Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, and many others.
With a bluesy guitar sound that stays grounded in the Muscles Shoals sound, Bobby Womack manages to feel at home in a diverse realm of music, from sweet 70's soul to classic 60's soul to the rock music that pervaded the scene throughout both decades and beyond.
Facts of Life is just that; Bobby Womack's facts of life, sung and sold.
members.aol.com /eugkuo/html/newbio/records/reviews2/womackfacts.html   (165 words)

  
 Bobby Womack : Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection is a double-disc set offering 44 tracks from Womack's 1968-1976 stint with United Artists and its related labels.
After parting ways with Moman, Womack himself became one of the more skilled and inventive producers in the Muscle Shoals tradition.
After the frisky "Check It Out," Womack seemed preoccupied with the darker side of love with a little religion on the side to confuse things.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,187894,00.html   (476 words)

  
 Bobby Womack
Somewhere in America there should be a monument to the power that is Bobby Womack.
Fuck, Womack was the original Dogg Pound, the loverman king of gin, juice and beyond as witnessed on his still-throbbing 1981 soul classic The Poet and his most recent Memphis-mack-attack Back To My Roots (The Right Stuff).
Even his 1999 Christmas record Traditions (Capitol) has a savage feel, as if Womack were ready to kick Santa’s ass.
www.citypaper.net /articles/080300/cw.sixpick1.shtml   (165 words)

  
 Bobby Womack : Oldies.com
Womack's early solo singles, "Nothing You Can Do" and the superb "I Found A True Love", were all but shunned and, with the Valentinos now in disarray, he reverted to session work.
Womack became a fixture at Chips Moman's American Recording Studio, but although he appeared on many recordings, this period is best recalled for his work with Wilson Pickett.
"I'm In Love" and "I'm A Midnight Mover" are two of the 17 Womack songs that particular artist would record...
www.oldies.com /artist/view.cfm/id_3134.html   (154 words)

  
 Bobby Womack - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bobby Womack's 1981 album The Poet was a surprise hit and contained the hit single "If You Think You're Lonely Now." Film director Quentin Tarantino used "Across 110th Street" (which, in a different version, had been the title song of the 1972 movie) in the opening sequence of his 1997 Jackie Brown.
He continues to record and to make live appearances, and has certainly earned his place in the pantheon of great popular musicians.
K-Ci Hailey, a notable admirer of Womack's work, covered "If You Think You're Lonely Now" in 1994.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Bobby_Womack   (477 words)

  
 Rhythm & Blues - Newsletter 135 - Faye Adams->Bobby Womack
On the last four tracks the band is joined by Sarah's husband Richard Otto on violin.
Fine collection of RandB and blues from the early/ mid 60s by superb band based in Merced, California led by fine vocalist and guitarist Kenny Craig with Bobby Hunt on piano or organ, Gilbert Fraire/ bass and Carl Mays Jr./ drums plus Bill "Tiger" Robertson on sax on some cuts.
We've turned up a few copies of this long out of print CD featuring Bobby's first two albums for Minit produced by Chips Moman in 1968 and '69.
www.rootsandrhythm.com /roots/NEWSLETTER_135/newsletter135_r&b_1.htm   (2843 words)

  
 Bobby Womack MP3 Downloads - Bobby Womack Music Downloads - Bobby Womack Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eschewing the orchestrated sound that dominated much of his 1970s output, the Across 110th St. soundtrack being the definitive example, with The Poet Womack stays in that slick vein, but this time does so with a soft jazz feel.
Workouts like "Where Do We Go From Here" contain long intros and codas with Womack's gruff vocal style trading off with...
A bonus, aside from the songs, is the great cover art, which shows Womack decked out in a lavender sportcoat and a pair of sunglasses, which only someone of his soulful grace could pull off.
www.mp3.com /albums/17758/summary.html   (301 words)

  
 Lookin' for a Love by Bobby Womack: Song Music Downloads
Sorry, at this time no downloads have been found for "Lookin' for a Love" on album Lookin' for a Love Again.
Check the albums tab for other downloads from Bobby Womack.
Sorry, at this time no streams have been found for "Lookin' for a Love" on album Lookin' for a Love Again.
www.mp3.com /tracks/3516401/dl_streams.html   (109 words)

  
 DVD Empire - Item - Jazz Channel Presents, The: Bobby Womack - BET On Jazz / DVD-Video
I was pleasantly surprised with the level of performance of Bobby Womack on this DVD.
This is the best of soul music and you can see that Bobby was influenced by and the best of the soul artists.
From viewing this, I have determined that Bobby Womack is an unheralded musical legend.
www.dvdempire.com /Exec/v4_item.asp?item_id=18806&partner_id=29346865   (271 words)

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