Bobby Womack C/D

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I like his rendition of "California Dreamin'" too

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:43 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I can't believe I've gotten this far in life without reading about the Womack clan...iirc Bobby married Sam Cooke's widow (2 months after Sam was killed) while steppin with her daughter Linda who married Cecil who married Mary Wells who later shacked up w another Womack brother whose name escapes me. If there's a biography there I'm going to read it.

musically, Saturday, 15 March 2014 05:24 (four years ago) Permalink

The Bravest Man in the Universe, indeed.

Inside Lewellyn Sinclair (cryptosicko), Saturday, 15 March 2014 12:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Despite current health issues, he's doing some gigs

Live
Sunday May 4, 2014
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans

Thursday June 12, 2014
AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas

Saturday June 14, 2014
Bonarroo Music And Arts Festival, Manchester

curmudgeon, Thursday, 20 March 2014 20:34 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bobby-womack-dead-at-70-20140627

Teenie Hodges, Hi Rhythm and Al Green guitarist died the other day and now the great Bobby Womack (teenage gospel singer, guitarist with Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett and Sly Stone, pal of the Rolling Stones and successful solo artist). RIP Bobby

curmudgeon, Friday, 27 June 2014 23:41 (four years ago) Permalink

So sad. A life and a legacy both.

Did he make that Bonarroo date, I wonder.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 28 June 2014 01:27 (four years ago) Permalink

I feel it is worth mentioning that his recent "comeback" album The Bravest Man in the Universe was a) one of the very few of these kinds of things that wasn't just him and a bunch of guest stars rehashing his old hits, but rather an album of new material, and b) was really, really good.

You know something? He *did* say "well, yeah" a lot. (cryptosicko), Saturday, 28 June 2014 01:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Not sure if he really played on "Suspicious Minds" but who cares. RIP.

That's How Strong My Dub Is (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 28 June 2014 15:27 (four years ago) Permalink

Major RIP :(

Οὖτις, Saturday, 28 June 2014 16:11 (four years ago) Permalink

This sucks, his music was a big part of my life

Dr X O'Skeleton, Saturday, 28 June 2014 16:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Never knew he was left-handed and played upside down.

That's How Strong My Dub Is (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 28 June 2014 16:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Extra sad this came in the middle of a career revival. RIP.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Saturday, 28 June 2014 17:41 (four years ago) Permalink

i saw him a few months ago at jazzfest and he was absolutely incredible, no surprise. rip, blasting the shit out of the poet all day

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Saturday, 28 June 2014 17:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah RIP. Very significant in my teenage years. I never saw him perform, to me he had everything.

mmmm, Saturday, 28 June 2014 23:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Not sure if he really played on "Suspicious Minds" but who cares. RIP.

― That's How Strong My Dub Is (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:27 AM (11 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

...especially when he is all the fuck over there's a riot goin' on.

blasting that's the way i feel about cha right now.

RIP bobby.

I dunno. (amateurist), Sunday, 29 June 2014 04:34 (four years ago) Permalink

Hm. Didn't even realize he was on that. Must...read...the credits... carefully...as in the old days.

Riot In #9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 29 June 2014 04:41 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't think there are actually proper credits on that LP! but it's well-known.

I dunno. (amateurist), Sunday, 29 June 2014 07:27 (four years ago) Permalink

I feel pretty silly for having listened to Riot for 25 years and not knowing Womack was on it until two days ago.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 29 June 2014 11:53 (four years ago) Permalink

NYTimes obit:

Correction: June 28, 2014

An earlier version of this obituary rendered incorrectly one word in the title of Sly Stone’s most ambitious album, which Bobby Womack helped produce and which is now a soul classic. The title is “There’s a Riot Goin’ On,” not “There’s a Riot Going On.”

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 29 June 2014 11:55 (four years ago) Permalink

He's got some credits that are hard to keep track of, like Kaylan and Volman.

Riot In #9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 29 June 2014 12:21 (four years ago) Permalink

RIP Bobby.

(Just noticed I started this thread and I never start threads...)

Tommy McTommy (Tom D.), Sunday, 29 June 2014 13:26 (four years ago) Permalink

You must have been moved to do so by the passing of Jim Ford.

Riot In #9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 29 June 2014 13:35 (four years ago) Permalink

You can check the timing here

Riot In #9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 29 June 2014 13:36 (four years ago) Permalink

stones do all over now in tribute

Thus Sang Freud, Sunday, 29 June 2014 14:36 (four years ago) Permalink

First time I saw him he opened for the Stones

curmudgeon, Monday, 30 June 2014 15:57 (four years ago) Permalink

Extra sad this came in the middle of a career revival. RIP.

Not as sad as if it had happened before a career revival though. At least he got the chance to make a great record, get back on the road, play arena shows and festival headliners with Gorillaz and get adoring press.

What is wrong with songs? Absolutely nothing. Songs are great. (DL), Monday, 30 June 2014 18:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Its sad that he died, period at age 70.

curmudgeon, Monday, 30 June 2014 18:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Fresh Air has been replaying the 1999 interview, which you can download---lots of good stories and musical excerpts (also at least one xpost goofy but invigorating cover so far):
http://www.npr.org/2014/07/11/330713212/fresh-air-remembers-soul-singer-and-songwriter-bobby-womack Also, at least one fairly recent Memphis show in the Beale Street Caravan archive:http://bealestreetcaravan.com/ But I just tried to download that one too, with Firefox's Flashgot, as I've done on BSC.com before; this time it crashed my computer. Oh well, gently down the stream.

dow, Saturday, 12 July 2014 19:54 (four years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

http://images.junostatic.com/full/CS1703184-02A-BIG.jpg

just dunno

j., Friday, 20 March 2015 02:59 (three years ago) Permalink

dunno what the world is coming to either. Wish Bobby was still around to share that

curmudgeon, Friday, 20 March 2015 14:37 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Ha I'm listening to that album right now... halfway thru the track "Git It", which I've just noticed (are you reading this Shakey + Kerr?) has lead guitar by Glen Goins... as does the next track.

holger sharkey (Tom D.), Sunday, 28 June 2015 17:53 (three years ago) Permalink

Also just noticed that Bobby plays a lot of bass on this album ... and guess what? He's fucking good!

holger sharkey (Tom D.), Sunday, 28 June 2015 17:59 (three years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

wicker game strong as well

j., Friday, 30 October 2015 21:27 (two years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

:((((((( RIP Bobby

They could have been Stackridge. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:43 (two years ago) Permalink

... wait a minute, he's already dead!

They could have been Stackridge. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:44 (two years ago) Permalink

Yes, I'm an idiot. Sorry. This is what happens when you see something on a friend's Facebook page and you fail to check.

Jazzbo, Tuesday, 28 June 2016 14:45 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I looked for a while and this Bobby Womack "Soul Sides" 2 cd compilation that came out on Metro Select in the Uk is a good compilation. He did alot of ballad material (stuff not unlike Isaac Hayes), but I love his stuff when it gets funky as his guitar is always really tasty. Good comp. 'Across 110th Street' was always the tune that got me interested in Womack's music.

earlnash, Saturday, 10 February 2018 01:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

"Daylight" is his ultimate masterpiece. The catchier things he did, the more ornate work, is his best; as a conventional soul singer doing the conventional cover versions, except for "Fly Me to the Moon," he wasn't all that interesting. "How I Miss You Baby," "What Is This," "It's Gonna Rain" (Tommy Cogbill's bass rules), "Arkansas State Prison," "That's the Way I Feel About Cha," and the mind-boggling "You're Welcome, Stop on By" are amazing. I don't care for his '70s albums, by and large--the material isn't there and his covers are forgettable. "If You Think You're Lonely Now" from '80 is his last great moment. I like his more obvious stuff from the Moman recordings, "Broadway Walk" and so forth. But he was never really the soul vocalist his peers were, so it has a self-regarding edge that detracts from its impact--he was just conceptually a bit soft, undefined. I love him, beautiful guitarist, but I think his career boils down into a fairly small set of tunes. Maybe someone could compile the later stuff to some effect.

eddhurt, Saturday, 10 February 2018 13:09 (seven months ago) Permalink


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