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Monday, March 28th

sweet soul music

Do you feel me?

—Bobby Womack (1944-2014)

Bobby Womack, live, England (Glastonbury Festival), 2013

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Garfield Park Conservatory)

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Sunday, November 9th

That gospel feeling is in all of this music.

—Solomon Burke

Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music, Episode 2: Sam Cooke, with Mavis Staples, Bobby Womack, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, et al., BBC, 2005

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art beat: more from Friday at the Art Institute of Chicago

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), The Plough and the Song, 1946

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Sunday, June 29th

passings

Bobby Womack, singer, songwriter, guitarist, March 4, 1944-June 27, 2014

The Womack Brothers (featuring Bobby, then 17, on lead vocals), “Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray,” 1961

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art beat

William Eggleston (1939-)

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random thoughts

We’re as rich as we are receptive.

Friday, October 4th

then & now

Bobby Womack, 1944-

The Valentinos (formerly The Womack Brothers)

“Lookin’ for a Love,” 1962


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“It’s All Over Now,” 1963


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Live (studio session with Damon Albarn, piano; Richard Russell, drum machine, et al., ), 2012

“The Bravest Man in the Universe”


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“Please Forgive My Heart”


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“Whatever Happened to the Times”


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“Jubilee (Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around)”

Sunday, 10/14/12

Bobby testifies.

The Womack Brothers (with Bobby, then 17, on lead vocal), “Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray” (SAR Records [Sam Cooke’s label]; rec. 6/28/1961, Universal Recording Studios, Chicago)

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The next year, as the Valentinos, they recorded this.

The Valentinos (with Bobby on lead vocal), “Lookin’ For A Love” (SAR Records, 1962)

Friday, 10/12/12

Singers who come out of gospel bring something to everything they touch—conviction.

Bobby Womack, live (Later . . . with Jules Holland, BBC), 10/2 & 5/12

“Please Forgive My Heart” (B. Womack & R. Russell)

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“The Bravest Man in the Universe” (B. Womack & R. Russell)

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reading table

my home village
even behind the outhouse
pure water gushes

—Kobayashi Issa, 1812 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Saturday, 7/7/12

basement jukebox

The Valentinos (feat. Bobby Womack), “Lookin’ For A Love,” 1962

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Billy Stewart, “Sitting In The Park,” 1965

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