The London Sunday Times last weekend reported that Womack is working with Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn on an album of new material. Albarn will produce Womack.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink
The London Sunday Times
LOL Americans. Yes, BW was part of the legendary Gorillaz line-up at Glastonbury: legendary for going down like a fart in a spacesuit.
― Tom A. (Tom B.) (Tom C.) (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink
I just took that from someone's posting on a Yahoo southern soul e-mail group. Womack was also on the most recent Gorillaz album (and maybe the one before that).
But this pairing stay true to the tradition that older black musicians are only relevant and can only get attention when younger rock artists produce them.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink
He played a tiny fragment of If You Don't Want My Love (Give it back) on Jools Holland's show a few months back, just him and an acoustic. Sadly, he had no band and just did the Gorillaz number with them.
― Dr X O'Skeleton, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink
i like this
― catbus otm (gbx), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 00:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
new solo album called The Bravest Man In The Universe, his first studio effort since a 2000 Christmas joint. Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn and XL Records boss Richard Russell are both serving as producers,
I like the single too.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 03:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
Need to get and listen to more of his studio efforts
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Shame on me for not remedying this yet, 5 years later. It's been 7 years since I saw Womack live. Wow.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 15:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
o god so timely, i was walking to work this morning and some boys were BLASTIN if u think ur lonely now on they car radio, i was liiike damn this coffee tastes good
― surm, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 15:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
some boys were BLASTIN if u think ur lonely now
Cool. Bet they were just reading this thread on their phones. Or maybe not.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 15:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
― surm, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 15:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
The album, which sets Womack's careworn voice and acoustic guitar against clattering electronics, and mixes old gospel songs with guest appearances by Lana Del Rey, is a triumph.
there's no God just fyi
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 25 May 2012 13:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
The songs kicking around already sound pretty good. Plus, yay for beating cancer.
― Simon H., Friday, 25 May 2012 13:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Please Forgive My Heart" is pretty average. His voice is blown.
― go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 25 May 2012 13:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
Bad as I been, I can sing my ass off, better than I could before. Maybe it's been preserved or something. If I can take control of my life from drugs, divorces, anything, I stand tall." He frowns. "I'm speaking for all those singers who gave up. Marvin, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett: I can keep naming them until you say OK, I got enough. They need more respect than can ever be given to them. And I'm gonna set the record straight." And that Soto guy,man I need to straighten him out too, he added.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 25 May 2012 14:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
I think NPR is still streaming his new one.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 18:57 (11 months ago) Permalink
wtf with this shit
― retro-shittified (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 19:53 (11 months ago) Permalink
I had a friend tell me she was "our Nico." probably get used to people putting her on where she doesn't belong
― decrepit but free (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 20:02 (11 months ago) Permalink
this album just sounded a bit awkward to me
― kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 20:03 (11 months ago) Permalink
Nabisco asked Damon Albarn about it for New York magazine:
This morning, I was listening to the Bobby Womack record you worked on, and I was curious — for you, was that sort of a standard production job, or something you were pretty invested in?
Not really a “standard production job” — Bobby and I talked about it on tour, and it took about another eight or nine months to come to fruition. But he came over, and [XL label head] Richard Russell, who’s really into working with Bobby as well, so we just sort of got together, and in a two-week session, pretty much got the arch and structure of the record from scratch. There wasn’t really a lot of writing done outside of the studio. We all had a few little ideas we brought into the mix, but it was a very collaborative and quick process.
Lana Del Rey appears on one track — who brought her into the loop?
That would be Richard. My studio’s quite close to the BBC, kinda walking distance, so if anyone comes in from abroad and plays at Jools Holland — which is our one legitimate live music show — we’ve got easy access to them. We kidnap them as they’re on break. Which is what we did with Lana, basically. She was amazing, I have to say, she didn’t know any of us personally, she’d just finished her rehearsal at the BBC, came straight here, and, within half an hour, was singing, dueting with Bobby. Really natural, very gorgeous voice she’s got
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 20:17 (11 months ago) Permalink
her part sounds nice for the most part, but i just wish she'd enunciate.
the second half of this album is really great, though i'm not quite sure what to make of "love is gonna to lift you up" ... it sounds like he's singing over a casio keyboard demo, which is somehow both awesome and lame at the same time. i'm not too familiar with a lot of his older stuff, so maybe he was always open to sounding a bit weird, but it strikes me as a stretch.
― borntohula, Thursday, 14 June 2012 00:50 (11 months ago) Permalink
I've been listening to the new one a lot this week. Loved "Please Forgive My Heart" since I first heard it but the whole thing is finally clicking in a big way. I don't even get that annoyed with Lana Del Ray.
― this is the dream of avril and chad (jer.fairall), Saturday, 1 September 2012 01:52 (8 months ago) Permalink
Man, this guy's had some bad luck in the last year: http://pitchfork.com/news/49025-bobby-womack-diagnosed-with-early-signs-of-alzheimers/
Bravest Man In The Universe has really grown on me, by the way. Questionable production, definitely, but some of the songs he wrote for this are just too good to ignore.
― Everything You Like Sucks, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 23:38 (4 months ago) Permalink
Alzheimers. Poor guy.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 3 January 2013 14:38 (4 months ago) Permalink
BMITU just missed my Top Ten, but it was a very good year.
― Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Thursday, 3 January 2013 16:18 (4 months ago) Permalink
― 2am chopped top (brimstead), Thursday, 3 January 2013 19:28 (4 months ago) Permalink