Review: “Whatever Happened to the Times” by Bobby Womack

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“Whatever Happened to the Times”

From Bobby Womack‘s The Bravest Man in the Universe

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Liner notes: His raspy voice framed by eerie organ and spooky beats, R&B legend Bobby Womack delivers a plea for redemption, crying, “Whatever happened to those good times?”

Behind the music: What a résumé! Womack composed and sang on the original version of the early Rolling Stones hit “It’s All Over Now,” played guitar behind Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin, collaborated with Sly Stone, and scored the blaxploitation classic Across 110th Street. His comeback album is coproduced by Damon Albarn, of Blur and Gorillaz fame.

Check it out if you like: Bold soul men from Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke to Charles Bradley and Lee Fields.

 

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