Here’s why this album should be in your collection!
Bobby Womack: Anthology (2003) provides an excellent way for old and new fans of the late legendary artist to collect his music quickly.
The double-disc album contains Womack’s solo hits, “Harry Hippie,” “That’s The Way I Feel About ‘Cha,” “Daylight,” “More Than I Can Stand,” “Across 110th Street,” (from the movie soundtrack), “I’m Through Trying to Prove My Love to You,” and “Lookin’ For a Love” (originally recorded with his brothers as The Valentinos).
Womack, who was known as The Preacher and later The Poet, composed many songs that became cover hits. “If You’re Think You’re Lonely Now” was covered by K-Ci Hailey (of Jodeci) and sampled by Mariah Carey in “We Belong Together.” Anthology contains Womack’s original versions of “I’m In Love” (Wilson Pickett), “It’s All Over Now” (Rolling Stones), “I Can Understand It” (New Birth), “You’re Welcome, Stop On By” (Rufus/Chaka Khan), and “Woman’s Gotta Have It” (James Taylor).
Anthology also contains several Womack hit covers: “Fly Me to the Moon” (Frank Sinatra), “Sweet Caroline” (Neil Diamond), and the blues standard, “Nobody Wants You When You’re Down and Out.”
This album is available in CD and MP3 format from major vendors. Please consider purchasing it from a local independent record store.
Here’s an interesting fact!
“Breezin,’” recorded with Gabor Szabo, became a cover hit for George Benson. Womack later composed lyrics for the song, but never recorded them. Here is a video of him performing it live, with lyrics.