Its sad that he died, period at age 70.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 30 June 2014 18:41 (five years ago) link
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 (five years ago) link
― j., Friday, 20 March 2015 02:59 (four years ago) link
dunno what the world is coming to either. Wish Bobby was still around to share that
― curmudgeon, Friday, 20 March 2015 14:37 (four years ago) link
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 (four years ago) link
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 (four years ago) link
wicker game strong as well
― j., Friday, 30 October 2015 21:27 (three years ago) link
― Jazzbo, Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:34 (three years ago) link
:((((((( RIP Bobby
― They could have been Stackridge. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:43 (three years ago) link
... wait a minute, he's already dead!
― They could have been Stackridge. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:44 (three years ago) link
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 (three years ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
"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 (one year ago) link