Bobby Womack was born in a housing project in the city of Cleveland, Ohio to a father that was already participating in the musical genre of gospel. He was born with two older brothers and two younger brothers where Friendly Jr., Cecil, Harry and Curtis would all form the traveling troupe that was called The Womack Brothers.
|NO MATTER HOW HIGH I GET||OLD SCHOOL BALLARDS|
|Where Do We Go From Here||The Poet||2009|
|That's The Way I Feel About Cha||Communication||1994|
|Across 110th Street||Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection||1993|
|If You Think You're Lonely Now||The Poet||2009|
|American Dream||The Poet II||2009|
|Bobby Womack - I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much||Greatest Hits||1999|
|I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much||Greatest Hits||1999|
|Love Has Finally Come At Last||Check It Out: The Very Best Of Bobby Womack||2004|
|So Many Sides Of You||The Poet||2009|
|Gypsy Woman||I Wanna Make Love To You||1998|
|I'm In Love||Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection||1993|
|When The Weekend Comes||Only Survivor: The MCA Years||1996|
|That's The Way I Feel About 'Cha||Greatest Hits||1999|
|Doing It My Way||Lookin' For A Love Again||1994|
|A Change is Gonna Come||At Home In Muscle Shoals||1998|
|That's Heaven To Me||Facts Of Life||1973|
|Someday We'll All Be Free||Someday We'll All Be Free||2010|
|Inherit The Wind||In Concert||2011|
|The Things We Do||I Still Love You||1998|
|All Along The Watchtower||Facts Of Life||1973|
|Home Is Where The Heart Is||Greatest Hits||1999|
|Just My Imagination||The Poet||2009|
|Daylight||Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection||1993|
|Check It Out||Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection||1993|
|It's All Over Now||Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection||1993|
|That's The Way I Feel About Cha'||In Concert||2011|
|Tried And Convicted||My Prescription||2008|
|You||B.W. Goes C.W.||2008|
|Stop Before We Start||At Home In Muscle Shoals||1998|
|Please Forgive My Heart||Please Forgive My Heart||2012|
|Fly Me To The Moon||Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection||1993|
|Through The Eyes Of A Child||Wings Of Light||2001|
|Tell Me Why||Check It Out: The Very Best Of Bobby Womack||2004|
|I Can Understand It||Understanding||1994|
|Lookin' For A Love||Lookin' For A Love Again||1994|
Leave them wanting more and you know they’ll call you back.
Town of Cleveland
Bobby Womack was born in a housing project in the city of Cleveland, Ohio to a father that was already participating in the musical genre of gospel. He was born with two older brothers and two younger brothers where Friendly Jr., Cecil, Harry and Curtis would all form the traveling troupe that was called The Womack Brothers. They would gain the attention of many while traveling through the gospel circuit and were signed by Same Cooke, who would help them produce their first single.
Bobby Womack would go on to sign with Minit Records in 1968 and would then record his first single called What is This along with others to follow such as California Dreamin’ that would be his first pop single to make it to the top fifties. After this semi hit single, he would then go on to sign with United Artists in 1971 where he would release the album called Communication that would contain the hit That’s the Way I Feel About Cha.
He would then produce a follow up album called Understanding that would hold his first R&B hit single that would go to number one under the title A Woman’s Gotta Have It. Bobby Womack would also go on to write, produce, and record the soundtrack album for the movie Across 110th Street that would become another track hit for him.
Womack would reach the mainstream and what some may consider the pinnacle of his success when he remade a single from the Valentino’s (his previous band) called Lookin’ For Love. The single would reach the top ten numbers of the pop singles charts. This would also be the time where Womack would begin to delve more into the funk genre and he would also change record labels many times.
Because of this new style and genre, Womack would see the loss of some of his past fines who followed him fervently through his R&B career. Although his career began to slightly falter, he would go on to make a comeback in the early 1980’s when he released a new album called The Poet, which would contain another R&B hit single called If You Think You’re Lonely Now. He would also begin to find his fan base over seas to be gradually increasing as his albums began to get more attention in Europe at this time.
He would release a follow up album called The Poet II which contained a duet with the ever so popular Patti LaBelle that was called Love Has Finally Come at Last. Womack would continue to produce albums over the next couple of years and while many had singles that would chart, few became the success that he once had attained in the mid 1970’s and his comeback in the early 1980’s.
Many of Womack’s works have been featured in many movies of the present including his single Across 110th Street that was featured in the film American Gangster, which starred Denzel Washington. Womack has not only been used in many films of the times but has also been covered by pop artists as well as many up and coming R&B artists as well.
Some of the many people who have used his works are greats such as Mariah Carey who covered more than one of his songs on her many albums. Bobby Womack’s music can be found in many places over the internet while some websites may have free music downloads or at least internet screenings.
Did You Know
Bobby Womack would marry Sam Cooke’s wife shortly after Cooke’s death, which led to a significant controversy in 1965.