Friday, 29 November 2013

Classic Hit Records Written By Bobby Womack (Part 1)

Bobby Womack

I would describe Bobby as a “Soul Folk Singer” What I mean by that is that where other great Soul songs might include deep-rooted religious lyrics whether to do with despair, hope or celebration or they might be super smooth love stories/serenades Bobby’s take and delivery is his very own. Of course he is a teacher preacher. He does that very well, but his delivery is very much his own.

 His frequent talking in the intro section of songs and his subsequent “stream of consciousness” style content is more conversational than other artists’ “carefully crafted lyrics”. What can appear as ramblings are always confirmed as his most heartfelt feelings? This makes his experience more plausible, more believable. His words often echo of a heart to heart one might have with a loved one. He is lyrically personable. One cannot help like and trust the man.

Musically his songs are never stagnant. Whatever he’s singing about, his story is real. We know that from the manner in which his vocals can go from sweet melancholy, to simmering frustration right to that Womack (Brown-like) eruption in the space of a line.

                 Researched and compiled by                            
                 Mr K Tomlin Music Historian 
                 ©RCM Music/Signaturesoundsonline2013 

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Kevin Tomlin has over 34 years of teaching experience in Jamaica, England and America, including 15 years teaching music history of black origin and visual art in South Florida, U.S.A., through Arts in Education. Tomlin created special training programmes and workshops for music teachers in South Florida schools, using music history as the foundation, to build exciting programmes of study and support materials for education professionals. Since 2000, he’s taught music history, geography, religious education, history, visual arts and performing arts at schools in Hertfordshire and Essex, at both primary and secondary levels. He conducts research and provides consultancy services for multi-media organisations, schools, recording artists, cultural and faith-based groups and entertainment professionals.

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