Come See Bobby Womack in Brooklyn

July 3, 2012 12:00 AM

Come See Bobby Womack in Brooklyn

" Bobby Womack's life seems kind of like it was made for a comeback album. Kicked out of the house at 16 over he and his brothers' decision to play pop music instead of gospel, Womack and his brothers were mentored by Sam Cooke while the latter was performing with the Soul Stirrers. Womack and his brothers were signed four years later, when Bobby was just sixteen.

The Womacks, known as The Valentinos, had  a few hits, notably "It's All Over Now," later covered by the Rolling Stones. In 1965 Bobby embarked on what would be his first in a series of self-sabotages: he married Cooke's widow, Barbara Campbell, just three months after Cooke's death. The move was seen as especially unsavory given that Cooke had had such an active hand in Womack's early career "

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