Bobby Womack (born Robert Dwayne Womack, 4 March 1944, in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.) is an African-American singer, guitarist and songwriter. Working in the soul and R&B genres, he achieved his greatest success in the 1970s and 1980s.
Taking after their father, who sang gospel music, Bobby Womack and his brothers formed their own group. 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.
In March 1965 just after he turned 21 years old--and just 3 months after Sam Cooke's December 1964 murder -- Womack created scandal by marrying Cooke's widow Barbara Campbell. Womack claimed he married Barbara for fear that if she were left alone she would do something crazy....
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Track listing: California Dreamin'Lookin' for a LoveHoldin' on to My Baby's Love
Track listing: Across 110th StreetEverybody's Talkin' (Live)Fire and RainFalling in Love AgainDo It RightEverything Is BeautifulFly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)Don't Look BackDoing It My WayGamesEverything's Gonna Be AlrightDon't Let Me DownGifted OneEveryone's Gone to the MoonDon't Make This the Last Date for You and Me
Track listing: CommunicationSo Many Sides of YouLay Some Lovin' on MeSecretsJust My ImaginationStand UpGamesIf You Think You're Lonely NowThrough the Eyes of a ChildHarry HippieWhat Is This?Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)California Dreamin'I'm a Midnight MoverI Left My Heart in San FranciscoHow I Miss You BabyDon't Look BackI'm Gonna Forget About You
Track listing: So Many Sides of YouLay Your Lovin' On MeSecretsJust My ImaginationStand UpGamesIf You Think You're Lonely NowWhere Do We Go From Here
Track listing: Home Is Where the Heart IsA Little Bit SaltyStanding in the Safety ZoneOne More Chance on LoveHow Long (Has This Been Goin' On)I Could Never Be SatisfiedSomething for My HeadA Change Is Gonna ComeWe've Only Just Begun
Track listing: Nobody Wants You When You're Down and OutI'm Through Trying to Prove My Love to YouIf You Can't Give Her Love, Give Her UpThat's Heaven to MeHoldin' To My Baby's Love / NobodyFact of Life / He'll Be There When the Sun Goes DownCan't Stop A Man In LoveThe Look of LoveNatural ManAll Along the Watchtower
Track listing: Let It OutIntroOh How I Miss You BabyCalifornia DreamingSomethingEverybody's TalkingMedley: Laughing and Clowning / To Live the PastI'm a Midnight MoverThe PreacherMore Than I Can Stand
Bobby Womack was born