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Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack

United States · Person · 1944–2014
Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014) was an American singer-songwriter and musician, and producer. Since the early 1960s, when he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group the Valentinos and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist, Womack's career spanned more than 60 years, during which he played in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country.

Womack was a prolific songwriter who wrote and originally recorded the Rolling Stones' first UK No. 1 hit, "It's All Over Now" and New Birth's "I Can Understand It". As a singer he is most notable for the hits "Lookin' For a Love", "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", "Woman's Gotta Have It", "Harry Hippie", "Across 110th Street", and his 1980s hits "If You Think You're Lonely Now" and "I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much". Read more »

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Some Kind of Wonderful: Remembering Bobby Womack

To the people who knew Bobby Womack, or bought his records, heard his tunes covered over a seven-decade career, or caught his stellar live performances,  this left-handed guitarist, a southpaw like Los Angeles Dodger pitching legend Sandy Koufax,...

Bobby Womack (1944-2014)

Soul-music genius Bobby Womack had talent to burn — and he burned it. He was in the first rank of songwriters, penning classics such as "It's All Over Now," which became the Rolling Stones' first Number One single in the UK. He was a top-notch...

Legendary Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies at 70

Bobby Womack, the legendary soul singer and multi-instrumentalist, died Friday at the age of 70, The New York Times reports. Womack’s passing, confirmed by his label XL Recordings, comes after battles with both Alzheimer’s and colon cancer in recent...

Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead at 70

Bobby Womack, the legendary soul singer whose career spanned seven decades, died Friday at age 70. A representative for Womack's label XL Recordings confirmed the singer's death to Rolling Stone, but said the cause of death was currently unknown....

Discography

Soul Sides
2011 Official Album
Soul Brother
2000 Official Album
Traditions
1999 Official Album
Back to My Roots
1999 Official Album
I Still Love You
1998 Official Album
I Feel A Groove Comin' On
1995 Official Album
Resurrection
1994 Official Album

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