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bobby womack rip

Funkenberry is reporting Bobby Womack has passed
[Edited 6/27/14 15:43pm]
[Edited 6/27/14 16:43pm]
Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #1 posted 06/27/14 3:38pm

617automatic

sad

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Reply #2 posted 06/27/14 4:08pm

617automatic

mad This is not funny. This is not directed toward you, but these type of jokes are not funny. Bobby wish you good health.

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Reply #3 posted 06/27/14 4:16pm

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Alan Leeds and other musicians have confirmed Funkenberry's post that Bobby did pass away this morning.

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Reply #4 posted 06/27/14 4:17pm

banishedones66
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Where is there a post that it is a hoax? People say his reps have said it is not true but I don't see the denial anywhere. Just Funkenberry's post that he has passed.

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Reply #5 posted 06/27/14 4:23pm

banishedones66
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His wife confirmed his passing on his Facebook page. Might want to change the post title.

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Reply #6 posted 06/27/14 4:34pm

617automatic

oh my it's true. His family has confirmed. Damn another great one gone. I sad

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Reply #7 posted 06/27/14 4:37pm

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http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/06/r-i-p-bobby-womack-legendary-soul-singer-dead-at-70/

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Reply #8 posted 06/27/14 4:38pm

jeidee

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bobby-womack-dead-at-70-20140627

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Reply #9 posted 06/27/14 5:16pm

JoeBala

Oh nooooooooooooo. sad RIP.

R.I.P. Bobby Womack, legendary soul singer dead at 70

on June 27, 2014, 3:54pm

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has died, according to his label, XL Recordings. He was 70 years old.

A cause of death is currently unknown. However, in recent years, Womack had been diagnosed with colon cancer and may have suffering the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

Born March 4th, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio, Womack grew up in an devoutly religious family: his father was a Baptist minster and his mother was the church’s resident organ player. After buying his first guitar in 1954, a 10-year-old Womack joined forces with his brother Curtis to form the Womack Brothers, and the siblings toured the gospel circuit throughout much of the 1950s.

In 1956, singing legend Sam Cooke discovered the brothers, urging them to change their name to The Valentinos and to move toward a more soul-influenced. Over the next decade, The Valentinos scored a handful of hits, including “Lookin’ for a Love” and the Bobby Womack-penned “It’s All Over Now”. The brothers Womack disbanded the Valentinos following Sam Cooke’s sudden death in 1964.

By the early 1970s, Womack had begun working as a songwriter and guitarist for several big-name acts, including The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Sly Stone, Wilson Pickett, and many more. During this time, Womack had a big solo hit with a remake of his first hit single, “Lookin’ for a Love”. However, he closed out the 1970s by once again finding most of his success in collaborations with others, including penning Wilton Felder’s “(No Matter How High I Get) I’ll Still Be Looking Up to You” and releasing a few duets with Patti LaBelle.

By 1985, Womack’s issues with substance abuse had derailed his career. However, he sobered up in the mid-1990s and was able to release a handful of albums and also collaborate with the likes of Todd Rundgren and The Roots. After a few more releases in the 2000s, Womack experienced a sudden career resurgence when Damon Albarn tapped him to contribute to Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach album. He parlayed that work into a deal with XL Recordings, who released 2012’s The Bravest Man in the Universe.

Despite his sorted medical issues, Womack continued his work into 2014. He toured regularly and was also at-work on his next album, tentatively titled The Best Is Yet To Come, which reportedly featured cameos from Ron Isley, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, and Snoop Dogg.

Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #10 posted 06/27/14 5:20pm

duccichucka

Oh man. This is a loss for the music world. His voiced launched a thousand imitators (K-Ci Hailey

and Sisqo come to mind immediately) and "That's The Way I Feel About 'Cha" is one of my favorite

tracks of all time. The way he was able to manipulate his guitar during the bridge of that song to

make it sound like a sax was incredible.

In my R&B triumvirate, with the passing of Mayfield and now Womack, only Maurice White is

still hanging on.

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Reply #11 posted 06/27/14 5:26pm

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NOOOOOOO!!! heart sad

"Let love be your perfect weapon..." ~~Andy Biersack
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Reply #12 posted 06/27/14 5:32pm

SoulAlive

sad this guy was the epitome of "soul music".
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Reply #13 posted 06/27/14 5:33pm

babynoz

Damn, another soul man gone... sad

RIP and thanks for the music.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #14 posted 06/27/14 5:37pm

Scorp

lord have mercy sad sad sad

when I was 10 during the winter of 1982

my favorite song on wax was IF YOU THINK YOU ARE LONELY NOW

much peace to one of our all time luminaries

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Reply #15 posted 06/27/14 5:40pm

Nick715

"Wait a minute, this is too deep". R.I.P.

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Reply #16 posted 06/27/14 5:50pm

JoeBala

When I first heard this song on the radio I ran out to buy it:

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Reply #17 posted 06/27/14 5:51pm

HuMpThAnG

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rose

America Has Money, Quit Lying
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Reply #18 posted 06/27/14 5:58pm

JoeBala

Concert from 2013:

Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #19 posted 06/27/14 5:59pm

babynoz

Here's my song....

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #20 posted 06/27/14 6:07pm

musicman

This makes me so sad. sad I gotta go listen to "(No Matter How High I Get) I'll Still Be looking Up To You"

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Reply #21 posted 06/27/14 6:44pm

uglystrange

mad this is a total bummer!!! I wish this wasen't true, but he was a trooper!!touring as much as he did w/ all of his health problem's. I'M Sure his suffering is over now.

I heard he was supposed to be playing a show thru here in a couple month's, so i'm bummed. I was looking forward to seeing him one last time, sad that will never happen.

That's why the last decade i been really trying to go see as many of the older/amazing act's i can for this reason. Another great is gone

RIP Bobby Womack

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Reply #22 posted 06/27/14 7:12pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

R.I.P. Bobby

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #23 posted 06/27/14 7:13pm

NaughtyKitty

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RIP rose

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Reply #24 posted 06/27/14 7:19pm

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Another great gone too soon. sad rose

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #25 posted 06/27/14 7:30pm

SoulAlive

"Across 110th Street" by Bobby Womack (1973)

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Reply #26 posted 06/27/14 7:33pm

Cloudbuster

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Such beautiful music, cheers Bob.

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Reply #27 posted 06/27/14 7:49pm

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Reply #28 posted 06/27/14 7:52pm

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R.I.P Bobby Womack "The Poet"

Great songs

Harry Hippie

A Woman's Gotta Have It

If You Think You're Lonely

I Can Understand It

I'll Be Looking Up To You

I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #29 posted 06/27/14 9:29pm

noimageatall

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babynoz said:

Here's my song....

I love this one too. heart I'm so bummed sad 70 is too young.

"Let love be your perfect weapon..." ~~Andy Biersack
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