Bobby Womack

Had Bobby Womack's music career encompassed only his vocal chops, he would have been regarded as one of RB's most distinctive voices, with a gritty, gospel-steeped sound that drove such hits as "That's The Way I Feel ... Read more »
Born: 03/04/1944 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Music (11)

Dredd 3D 2012 (Movie)

("Jubilee (Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around)") (Song)

Dredd 3D 2012 (Movie)

("Jubilee (Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around)") (Song Performer)

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

("Across 110th Street") (Song)

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

("Across 110th Street") (Song Performer)

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

"I'm In Love" (Song)

Meet the Parents 2000 (Movie)

song peformer("I'm Your Puppet" "For Once In My Life") (Song)

The Ladies Man 2000 (Movie)

("Lookin' for a Love") (Song Performer)

Red Hot + Rhapsody 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Another Day in Paradise 1998 (Movie)

("That's How It Feels") (Song)

Across 110th Street 1971 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Across 110th Street 1971 (Movie)

(Song Performer)
Actor (6)

Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Hot + Rhapsody 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Party For Richard Pryor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Showtime Coast to Coast: American Music 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Had Bobby Womack's music career encompassed only his vocal chops, he would have been regarded as one of R&B's most distinctive voices, with a gritty, gospel-steeped sound that drove such hits as "That's The Way I Feel About Cha," "Woman's Gotta Have It" and the title track for "Across 110th Street" (1972) to the top of the charts between 1970 and 1975. But Womack was also an accomplished songwriter whose credits included "It's All Over Now," which gave the Rolling Stones their first No. 1 single in the United States, as well as George Benson's "Breezin'" and "Lookin' for a Love," which he penned for the Valentinos, an R&B act he formed with his brothers under the aegis of Sam Cooke. However, Womack's success was frequently offset by tremendous personal losses, from a scandal that erupted in the wake of his marriage to Cooke's widow, to tragic family deaths and a crippling drug addiction. All would eventually contribute to the decline of his star status in the mid-1970s, which would undergo sporadic revivals over the next three decades. But his best work earned him a devoted fanbase among other musicians, who frequently covered his songs or, like the U.K. "virtual band" Gorillaz, tapped him to lend old-school vocal fire to their neo-funky efforts like "Stylo." Bobby Womack's enduring fame and exceptional accomplishments lent credence to the title of his 1987 LP, The Last Soul Man. His death on June 27, 2014 was preceded by a final burst of creativity that served as a summation of his singular career.

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