Bobby Womack Biography
"I was ostracised from the music community when I was 21 (on marrying Barbra Cooke, Sam Cooke's widow). I feel like after 45 years Damon has welcomed me back in." Bobby Womack
"I've listened to Bobby a lot - I've played some of his tracks on repeat for entire nights, so I've spent quite a lot of time absorbing his spirit. We haven't rushed into anything." Damon Albarn
"Bobby's musical history is so spectacular that it was hard to believe how free of ego he is, and how open to new ideas. But Bobby seemed to relish the opportunity to make something modern and original, and embraced and encouraged the use of unusual beats and sounds." Richard Russell
Bobby Womack Bio from Discogs
Born on 4 March 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Died on 27 June 2014 (aged 70).
Formed the The Womack Brothers gospel quintet with his brothers Cecil, Curtis, Friendly and Harry in the early 1950s. Produced by Sam Cooke from 1953 on, they moved to secular music and the band was renamed Valentinos. Soon after the death of Sam Cooke in 1964, Bobby Womack embarked on a successful solo career as a songwriter, session guitarist and recording artist. Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 (Performer).