Knowledge Identifier: +Bobby_Womack
An active recording artist since the early 1960s where he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist, Womack's career has spanned more than 50 years and has spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country
In March 1965, just three months after Sam Cooke's death, Womack created scandal by marrying Cooke's widow, Barbara Campbell
Mary Wells - In 1966, Wells married singer-songwriter Cecil Womack, formerly of The Valentinos and the younger brother of musician Bobby Womack
In 1969, Womack forged a partnership with Gábor Szabó and with Szabó, penned the instrumental, "Breezin'", later a hit for George Benson
Film director Quentin Tarantino used "Across 110th Street" in the opening and closing sequences of his 1997 film "Jackie Brown"
In 1973, Womack released another hit album, "Facts of Life", and had a top 40 hit with "Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out", an older song Sam Cooke had done years before
Sly and the Family Stone - Overcome by drug addictions, Sly Stone disappeared from the limelight and entered drug rehabilitation in 1984, at the insistence of his old friend Bobby Womack
Sly Stone - Stone managed to do a short tour with Bobby Womack in the summer of 1984, and he continued to make sporadic appearances on compilations and other artists' records
Womack had two boys from a 1990s relationship named Cory and Jordan
Sly Stone - In 1991, he appeared on a cover of "Thank You " performed by the Japanese band 13CATS, and shared lead vocals with Bobby Womack on "When the Weekend Comes" from Womack's 1993 album "I Still Love You"
During the spring of 1997, R&B singer Rome covered the original song from his self-titled debut album
A 2003 Saab commercial used Womack's interpretation of "California Dreamin'"
The song is referenced in Mariah Carey's song "We Belong Together", a number-one hit in June 2005
Damon Albarn - Albarn produced soul singer Bobby Womack's third album The Bravest Man In The Universe, released in 2012
Martin Freeman - In 2019 a follow-up album to "Jazz on the Corner" was announced, entitled "Soul on the Corner" featuring tracks by artists such as Leroy Hutson and Bobby Womack