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Bobby Womack's new album, The Bravest Man in the Universe,

comes out June 12.

 

Courtesy of the artist


First Listen: Bobby Womack, 'The Bravest Man In The Universe'

NPR        by Ann Powers        June 03, 2012        10:30 PM ET

http://www.npr.org/2012/06/03/154085803/first-listen-bobby-womack-the-bravest-man-in-the-universe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CNN's Nischelle Turner

 takes a look back at the life of famed soul singer and composer Bobby Womack.

 

YouTube > CNN        28 June 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uAMlZEvDcM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Dwayne Womack        1944-2014

 

Bobby Womack (...)

spanned the American soul music era,

touring as a gospel singer in the 1950s,

playing guitar in Sam Cooke’s

backup band in the early ’60s,

writing hit songs recorded

by Wilson Pickett

and the Rolling Stones

and composing music that broke

onto the pop charts

 

(...)

 

Mr. Womack,

nicknamed the Preacher

for his authoritative,

church-trained voice

and the way he introduced songs

with long discourses on life,

never had the million-record

success of contemporaries

like Pickett, Marvin Gaye,

Al Green and Otis Redding.

 

His sandpaper vocal style

made him more popular in England,

where audiences revere

what they consider

authentic traditional

American music,

than in the United States.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/28/
arts/music/bobby-womack-songwriter-and-musician-dies-at-70.html

 

 

 

 

Bobby Womack's career began

in his teens in Cleveland, Ohio,

when Sam Cooke mentored

his family band, the Valentinos.

 

In 1964 he wrote It's All Over Now,

which became the Rolling Stones'

first No 1.

 

He then played guitar

on some of the next decade's

greatest records,

including Dusty Springfield's

Dusty In Memphis, 

Aretha Franklin's Lady Soul,

and Sly and the Family Stone's

There's a Riot Goin' On.

 

Womack's solo career

flourished in the 1970s

thanks to his soundtrack

to the blaxploitation film

Across 110th Street.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/nov/25/bobby-womack-soundtrack-of-my-life

 

 

http://www.npr.org/artists/92735086/bobby-womack

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2014/07/11/
330713212/fresh-air-remembers-soul-singer-and-songwriter-bobby-womack

http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2014/jun/28/
bobby-womack-soul-singer-life-in-pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/29/
bobby-womack-barney-hoskyns-last-soul-men

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/28/
arts/music/bobby-womack-songwriter-and-musician-dies-at-70.html

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/28/
bobby-womack-dies-aged-70

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/27/
326298829/soul-singer-bobby-womack-dies-at-70

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/nov/25/
bobby-womack-soundtrack-of-my-life

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/24/
163557182/bobby-womack-on-world-cafe

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/01/
156010050/bobby-womack-god-must-still-have-a-purpose-for-me

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/01/
156010050/bobby-womack-god-must-still-have-a-purpose-for-me

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/01/
156082030/synthetic-drugs-the-women-of-watergate-and-bobby-womack

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2012/06/29/
156017675/the-making-of-bobby-womacks-bravest-man

http://www.npr.org/2012/06/03/
154085803/first-listen-bobby-womack-the-bravest-man-in-the-universe

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102704598

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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