Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bobby Womack and Sam Cooke

   I've been enjoying Bobby Womack's new album "The Bravest Man in the Universe" for several weeks now (and was planning to go see him perform in Brooklyn, but the show was cancelled), so I thought it was high time to put together a Bobby Womack - Sam Cooke compilation.  I'm not going to get into their personal relationship (you can check wikipedia for all the details), as I paired them together because they're two of my very favorite soul men - in particular, both have an amazing talent to take pop dross (well, maybe not dross, but maybe pop fluff) and turn it into a soul-pop delight.  I tried to stay away from their most popular stuff, but there were a few cuts I just couldn't resist.  Disc two is next week.


The Bravest Man In The Universe Bobby Womack
The Last Mile Of The Way Sam Cooke
Somewhere There's A Girl Sam Cooke
Arkansas State Prison Bobby Womack
You Gotta Move Sam Cooke
I Wish It Would Rain Bobby Womack
Baby I Can't Stand It Bobby Womack
Somebody's Gonna Miss Me Sam Cooke
Somewhere There's A God The Womack Brothers
Lonely Island Sam Cooke
Little Girl Sam Cooke
Take Me Bobby Womack
I Got A Right To Sing The Blues Sam Cooke
(If You Want My Love) Put Something Down On It Bobby Womack
Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out Bobby Womack
Little Red Rooster Sam Cooke


bob said...

wonderful. thank you

Ishkabibliophile said...


Glad you liked it!