The Left-Handed Guitar Players That Changed Music By John Engel
Bobby Womack has touched the hearts of millions over the past four decades with his moving songs, his gut-wrenching voice, and his melodic guitar playing. A veteran songwriter whose prolific career has lent him and other artists many hits, Womack has truly earned the title of Soul Survivor.
His tumultuous life careened through sizeable successes and deep depressions. Starting with the hardships of life in the ghetto, Womack was barely in his teens when he set out on his professional musical career. He experienced fame and fortune, ostracism and tragedy.
Womack is regrettably one of the least recognized stars of modern pop/R&B music. His influence as a songwriter, guitarist, and singer has been felt through decades. Today’s hip-hop samples of his old riffs and tunes as well as the reissue of his anthem “Across 110th Street” as the theme song of Quentin Tarantino’s movie Jackie Brown (1997, Miramax) are illustrations of Womack’s continued presence in the pop music psyche.
Read Bobby Womack's many historic reflections and insightful opinions and discover his fascinating life in the book UNCOMMON SOUND. BUY IT NOW.
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