Bobby Womack C/D

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just dunno

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

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 (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

four months pass...

wicker game strong as well

j., Friday, 30 October 2015 21:27 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...


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

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 (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

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