Bobby Womack


Robert Dwayne Womack (born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on March 4, 1944, died June 27, 2014), was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Working in the soul and R&B genres, he achieved his greatest success in the 1970s and 1980s. Womack wrote and originally recorded The Rolling Stones' first UK No. 1 hit, It's All Over Now and New Birth's I Can Understand It among other songs. As a singer he is most notable for the hits Lookin' For a Love, That's The Way I Feel About Cha, Woman's Gotta Have It, Harry Hippie, Across 110th Street and his 1980s hit If You Think You're Lonely Now. In 2009, Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Taking after their father, who sang gospel music, Bobby Womack and his brothers formed their own group in 1952. In 1954, under the moniker Curtis Womack and the Womack Brothers, the group issued the Pennant single, Buffalo Bill. Bobby Womack was only ten years old at the time. Sam Cooke took an interest in the Womack Brothers, and they recorded for Cooke's SAR record label in the early 1960s. Renamed the Valentinos, and encouraged by Cooke to go in a more secular and commercial direction, they scored a hit with Womack's It's All Over Now in 1964; the Rolling Stones' version of the song became a major hit, earning Womack generous royalty payments. Sam Cooke died in late 1964; Womack married Cooke's widow, Barbara, a short time later, creating something of a scandal. Things became even more complicated when his younger brother, Cecil, m...

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