Womack & Womack

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul 80s funk disco pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

One of modern soul’s most successful duos, comprising husband and wife team Cecil Womack (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) and Linda Cooke Womack. Cecil had been the youngest of the Womack Brothers, who later evolved into the Valentinos. With them, he signed to Sam Cooke’s Star imprint, but Cooke’s subsequent death left them homeless, and after a brief liaison with Chess Records, Bobby Womack left the group to go solo. Cecil later married singer Mary Wells, whom he managed until the couple separated. Linda, the daughter of Sam Cooke, had begun a songwriting career in 1964 at the age of 11, composing ‘I Need A Woman’. She would also provide ‘I’m In Love’ for Wilson Pickett and ‘A Woman’s Gotta Have It’ for James Taylor, but later forged a professional, and personal, partnership with Cecil. As she recalls: ‘My father had the deepest regard for all the Womack brothers. He had talked about how talented Cecil was since I...

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