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Documentary: Bobby Womack

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Soul singer-songwriter Bobby Womack died on Friday, June 27, at age 70. His career lasted 50 years, and he played a role in the recording careers of Sam Cooke, Sly Stone, the Rolling Stones and many other artists. His heartfelt sound is probably closest to Marvin Gaye and his influence was substantial, connecting gospel to romantic and socially conscious soul of the 1970s. The BBC recently produced an hour-long documentary on Womack that summarizes his life and contribution perfectly. A special thanks to WRTC radio host Chris Cowles, who sent along the link. (To listen to Chris's radio show on Womack from Saturday, go here and here)...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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