RIP Bobby Womack March 4, 1944 - June 28, 2014 A legendary musician, and an amazing person. After coming out of retirement to work with Gorillaz on Plastic Beach in 2010, he made his first solo album in over a decade, “The Bravest Man In The Universe”, produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell. Released in 2012 on XL Recordings, he found huge critical success, making it on many albums of the year lists, and won Q’s Album of the Year award. After overcoming his cancer in 2012, he began working on his new album for XL Recordings “The Best Is Yet To Come”, but was not released before his death. Forever the bravest man in the universe. We’ll miss you Bobby.



March 4, 1944 - June 27, 2014

The legendary singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died after a lengthy series of illnesses at the age of 70.  There had been false rumors of his death for a week on the internet but it appears that Mr. Womack died this morning.

Womack became principally a writer and guitarist for an A-list of 60s Soul and Rock stars, including Wilson Pickett, the Rolling Stones, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin and others. Interestingly, while he had established himself as a top notch songwriter, it took a 1968 cover of the pop standard “Fly Me to the Moon” to jump start his solo career, hitting the Soul Top 20. Over the next 4 years, he alternated original compositions (“What Is This,” “More Than I Can Stand”) and pop covers (“I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” “Sweet Caroline”) to stay a middling Soul charter. However, from 1972-76, a series of his own excellent compositions propelled him to the top of the Soul charts. Songs like “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha,” “Woman’s Gotta Have It,” “Harry Hippie,” “Check It Out” and “Daylight” provided a Southern soulfulness that more resembled the gritty Memphis and Alabama sounds of Aretha and Sam and Dave than the silky sounds emanating from Detroit and Philadelphia.


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