The original soul poet and one of the all-time greatest of the genre: Mr. Bobby Womack revisits his lengthy career.
Yes, it’s the original soul poet himself, Mr. Bobby Womack! Not to be confused with Womack & Womack, he first came to prominence in the 1950s as part of The Womack Brothers. The band later changed their name to The Valentinos and scored hits such as It’s All Over Now (as covered by The Rolling Stones for their first ever No. 1 hit), while Womack played as a session guitarist on soul classics like Aretha Franklin’s Chain Of Fools, and legendary albums such as Sly & The Family Stone’s There’s A Riot Goin’ On. Womack’s solo career evolved with hits such as Woman’s Gotta Have It, Lookin’ For a Love, and the title theme for the film Across 110th Street, peaking with early 80s albums The Poet and The Poet II, and more hits like If You Think You’re Lonely Now. One of soul music’s all-time greatest ever since, Bobby’s amazing mission took a new step in 2010 with a star performance on the Gorillaz’ Stylo alongside Mos Def. Not just a poet, but also a true soul survivor!