Bobby Womack: All Over Now

Sy Smith Slider

One of the greatest soulmen of all time, Bobby Womack, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 70. He passed away in his sleep on Friday, June 27, a peaceful ending to a remarkable and full-lived life.

Womack’s story is well known to all soul fans and readers of Echoes: his rise from rural Ohio as one of The Womack Brothers [who became The Valentinos]; his hook-up with Sam Cooke for whom he played guitar; his solo stardom in the 1970s, a time when he cut some of the finest soul music ever put to tape; his comeback in the eighties with the Poet albums; his recent revival through the good offices of rock star Damon Albarn.
We will, of course, be printing a full obituary in the next issue. Echoes Editor Chris Wells got to know Bobby well since their first meeting in the summer of 1982 and the man’s passing is a sad moment for everyone concerned with the magazine.

You can read one of several interviews that Bobby did with Chris here: https://echoesmagazine.co.uk/2013/10/30/womack-the-wildest-ride/

 

Pic: Fraser Adamson