Robert Dwayne “Bobby” Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. An active recording artist since the early 1960s, when 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 spanned more than 50 years and spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country.
Womack wrote and originally recorded The Rolling Stones’ first UK No. 1 hit, “It’s All Over Now” and New Birth’s “I Can Understand It” among other songs. As a singer he is most notable for the hits “Lookin’ For a Love”, “That’s The Way I Feel About Cha”, “Woman’s Gotta Have It”, “Harry Hippie”, “Across 110th Street” and his 1980s hit “If You Think You’re Lonely Now”.
In 2009, Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He released 26 solo albums.
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His most known song is Across 110th Street –
Song Across 110th Street was originally used in american crime-drama Across 110th Street, starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, and Anthony Franciosa, and directed by Barry Shear.
Bobby Womack’s song was leading song of the movie. It was no. 19 hit on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart in 1973.
It was later used in 2 other movies: Jackie Brown, (directed by Quentin Tarantino) & American Gangster (directed by Ridley Scott) and as a background song for the video game True Crime: New York City.
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