Bobby Womack....From Valentino To Superstar!
Posted by John Rhys on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:17 PM
Bio from: AMG
Written by: Steve Huey
A veteran who paid his dues for over a decade before getting his shot at solo stardom, Bobby Womack persevered through tragedy and addiction to emerge as one of soul music's great survivors. Able to shine in the spotlight as a singer or behind the scenes as an instrumentalist and songwriter, Womack never got his due from pop audiences, but during the late '60s and much of the '70s, he was a consistent hitmaker on the R&B charts, with a high standard of quality control. His records were quintessential soul, with a bag of tricks learned from the likes of Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, and Sly Stone, all of whom Womack worked closely with at one time or another. Yet often, they also bore the stamp of Womack's own idiosyncratic personality, whether through a lengthy spoken philosophical monologue or a radical reinterpretation of a pop standard. An underrated guitarist, Womack helped pioneer a lean, minimalist approach similar to that of Curtis Mayfield, and was an early influence on the young Jimi Hendrix. Additionally, his songs have been recorded by numerous artists in the realms of both R&B and rock, and the best of them rank as all-time classics.
This perfomance was mixed by John Rhys at Master Sound Recorders in Hollywood.
We at BluePower.com wish to extend our congratulations to our dear friend on his acceptance into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. An award long overdue to one of the true contributors of American popular music.
Listen To Bobby Womack Live At The Roxy With Special Guest..Sly Stone!