"His southpaw, upside-down guitar style influenced Hendrix; he played behind Aretha, Elvis, and Sly Stone; and had songs covered by the Rolling Stones."
1.Across 110th Street
2.Woman's Gotta Have It
3.I'm a Midnight Mover
4.That's the Way I Feel About Cha
5.You're Welcome, Stop on By
6.Lookin' for a Love
7.I'm in Love
8.I Left My Heart in San Francisco
10.Fact of Life / He'll Be There When the Sun Goes Down
11.Fly Me to the Moon
13.I Can Understand It
14.Preacher, Pt. 2/More Than I Can Stand, The - (live)
15.I'm Through Trying to Prove My Love to You
16.It's All Over Now
18.How I Miss You Baby
19.Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out
21.Check It Out
22.Fire and Rain
Audio Remasterer: David McEowen.
Liner Note Author: A. Scott Galloway.
Photographers: Norman Seeff; Al Vandenberg.
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.