Bobby Womack

Born 4 March 1944. Died 27 June 2014.
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Bobby Womack - Glastonbury highlights

Highlights of Bobby Womack's set on the West Holts stage at Glastonbury 2013.

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Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. An active recording artist 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 50 years, during which he played in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country.

Womack 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" among other songs. 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 hit "If You Think You're Lonely Now".

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  1. Review of The Bravest Man in the Universe

    The Bravest Man in the Universe 2012

    Reviewed by Wyndham Wallace
    Eighteen years after his last new material, the soul legend is back.
  2. Review of The Poet

    The Poet 1981

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    Womack updates his material for the 80s, creating grown-up sensual soul.
  3. Review of Facts of Life

    Facts of Life 1973

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    The Midnight Mover tells it as it is.
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