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Soul singer Bobby Womack on his life in music

12 October 2012 Last updated at 13:26 BST

Newsnight's Stephen Smith talks to the man who has been called the Poet Laureate of the Ghetto, soul singer Bobby Womack.

The singer talks about his musical career, which has seen him playing with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones, and the impact of America's first black president, Barack Obama.