Bobby Womack

Genres: Music & Radio Books Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtrack
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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

4 March 1944, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. A founder member of the Valentinos, this accomplished musician also worked as a guitarist in Sam Cooke’s touring band. He scandalized the music fraternity by marrying Barbara Campbell, Cooke’s widow, barely three months after the ill-fated singer’s death. Womack’s early solo singles, ‘Nothing You Can Do’ and the superb ‘I Found A True Love’, were all but shunned and, with the Valentinos now in disarray, he reverted to session work. Womack became a fixture at Chips Moman’s American Recording Studio, but although he appeared on many recordings, this period is best recalled for his work with Wilson Pickett. ‘I’m In Love’ and ‘I’m A Midnight Mover’ are two of the 17 Womack songs that particular artist would record. Bobby meanwhile resurrected his solo career with singles on Keymen and Atlantic Records. Signing with Minit Records, he began a string of R&B...

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