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The title may be slightly confusing--ALL of Bobby Womack's years were "soul years"--but this collection hits all the highlights of Womack's 1960s and '70s work. That's a tall order, but from the classic, funky blaxploitation film theme "Across 110th Street" to the soulful stroll of "Harry Hippie" and the Curtis Mayfield-goes-sunshine pop take on the Mamas & the Papas' "California Dreamin'," THE BEST OF BOBBY WOMACK: THE SOUL YEARS does an excellent job of capturing the man's many moods.
The consecutive release in the 1980s of The Poet and The Poet II
propelled Bobby Womack to the top ranks of soul music majesty. Now,
in celebration of Womack's ongoing career and his Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame induction, this songbook makes sheet music for these
landmark albums available to music makers.
Subtitled - The Best Of Bobby Womack 1968-1976. UK compilation features 19 tracks from the R&B legend's Minit & UA albums. Highlights include a cover of the Mamas & Papas' 'California Dreamin'', 'Across 110th Street' & 'I'm A Midnight Mover' with Wilson Pickett. Stateside. 2003.
Bobby Womack's is the story of R&B and soul itself, a crucial link between the gospel of the 1950s and the greatest soul and rock of the 1960s and 1970s. As well as the 40 albums and 30 million records he sold in his own right, he provided key support and partied hard with the likes of the Rolling Stones and Sly Stone. In a turbulent life often as afflicted with battles with drink and drugs as it was with rich music, Womack was one of the last to see his friend Janis Joplin shortly before she died and one of the key witnesses to the mysterious shooting of Sam Cooke. He worked with Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Rod Stewart and his own hits included 'What Is This' and 'Across 110th Street'. He turned to drink and drugs after the murder of his brother Harry and went on the rampage with the likes of Sly Stone for much of the 1970s. It was a wild time he was lucky to survive. Back from the brink, he's gone on to be a hero to millions, with modern-day musicians claiming him as a key influence.
Bobby Womack was born on 4 March 1944, and died on 27 June 2014, aged 70. In a career that spanned two centuries and seven decades, the soul singer, songwriter and guitarist carved a niche for himself that has rarely been equalled, and never surpassed. He is, quite simply, irreplaceable. A phenomenally gifted musician, his incredible talent helped him to escape the ghetto and become a star, with 30 million record sales to his name. Yet behind his beautiful music lay a life scorched by tragedy. Having trod the harsh edge of the music business for decades, he finally told his explosive story in Midnight Mover. From finding success with his family gospel group The Valentinos and being whipped into shape by James Brown and Jimi Hendrix on the chitlin circuit , to recording with Wilson Pickett, Eric Clapton and Elvis Presley, Womack s stellar career wove a colourful path through the history of soul, rock and R&B music. His collaborations with other musicians read like a roll of honour, from Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles to The Rolling Stones and Damon Albarn. Success came at a price, however. Womack lost his friend and mentor Sam Cooke when the soul star was gunned down in a motel. A doomed marriage to Cooke s widow followed, which severely damaged his reputation in the music business. Tragically, he lost two sons, one to suicide, as well as his brother Harry to a brutal murder. His escape was to turn to drugs. Years of riotous abuse took their toll on Womack and those closest to him including Janis Joplin, who spent her last night drinking with the singer. But Womack s talent, searing guitar and soulful voice always survived. Cited as an influence by myriad musicians, even in death he remains the epitome of cool. Honest, insightful and unflinching, this is the authentic voice of the Midnight Mover, a supremely talented legend of music whose every day was lived to the full.
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