Bobby Womack RIP

Soul legend Bobby Womack has died at age 70. His career spanned seven decades and a very broad repertoire from R&B to country.

His and Shirley Womack’s composition It’s All Over Now, a 1964 recording for their family band The Valentinos was covered in the same year by The Rolling Stones and became their first UK #1. Since 1968 when he released his first solo LP, he put out a total of twenty-seven studio albums, most of which entered the charts in both the UK and the US and did excellent in or even topped the R&B Billboard charts. His latest, comeback album, The Bravest Man In The Universe was produced by Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz) and Richard Russell (XL Recordings) and was very well received by critics and audience. A follow-up to that album has been in the works for the last couple of years, working titled The Best is Yet to Come and word has it that it’s more blues-based and features collaborations with Gerald Levert, Ronnie Isley, Eric Clapton, Ronnie Wood, Stevie Wonder, Teena Marie, Rod Stewart, Damon Albarn, B.B. King, and Snoop Dogg.

As a tribute to the great artist we could feature nothing more here than the stunning highlight of his enormous career, Across 110th Street from the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film of the same name, back from 1972.

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