Bobby Womack dies

Bobby WomackOne of the greatest soul movers, Bobby Womack died, aged 70. Discovered by Sam Cooke, for whom he played guitar – and, later, composed “Breezin’,” which would be a hit for another guitarist, George Benson – it was in the ’70s that Womack, together with Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Hayes, took their chosen genre to a new level, socially conscious and full of groove.

Among the pieces Bobby wrote were “It’s All Over Now” that THE ROLLING STONES famously covered, and Janis Joplin’s “Trust Me.” Lately, his career saw a new revival, with 2012’s “The Bravest Man In The Universe” co-produced by Damon Albarn and the forthcoming “The Best Is Yet To Come” featuring a stellar line-up that includes Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and Snoop Dogg. Sadly, the veteran didn’t live to see it out. R.I.P., Bobby.

June 28, 2014

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