Tuesday, July 1, 2014

DOCUMENTARY:Bobby Womack-Across 110th Street

Womack's musical career has been an almost
unprecedented rollercoaster ride.

Starting off on the streets of segregated America, Womack
launched himself into what became an epic adventure. In the
1950s as a youngster he was travelling the gospel highway
with the Womack Brothers. By the 1960s, he was being mentored
by Sam Cooke who schooled him in the ways of R&B, while
James Brown also drilled him into shape. Soon, the Rolling
Stones and Wilson Pickett were queuing up to record his songs.

In the early 1970s, not long after Janis Joplin covered one
of his compositions, Bobby was with her just hours before
she died. He played rhythm guitar on Sly & the Family Stone's
Family Affair before becoming a major soul star in his own
right with hits like Across 110th Street, Woman's Gotta Have
It and Harry Hippie.

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