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funkyjazzjunky
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 897
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:17 am:   Edit Post

Not only was he a powerhouse singer, he was a very innovative guitarist that introduced a number of effects

Vann-Di
groovelines
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Username: groovelines

Post Number: 772
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 2:40 pm:   Edit Post

My only exposure to Bobby was back in '80 when he opened for the Stones. When the night was over, I left thinking that the Stones should have opened for Bobby.
bigredbass
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Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 2201
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:35 pm:   Edit Post

My favorite Bobby Womack song . . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNjSBkGUOTU

. . . . which I originally learned in this nitro-methane-and-Thunderbird-fueled rendition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK6yfR701oQ

BW was such a great writer and performer, and then the pre-'Centerfold' JGB was a live steamroller: I never saw a band that could grab an audience by the neck as fast as they could.

J o e y
jcdlc72
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Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 347
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 5:48 am:   Edit Post

My favourite Bobby Womack song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOg_8hCC4u4

and in this live, recent rendition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOabV1tn7BE
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4099
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 8:25 am:   Edit Post

That song will be getting airplay on my Jazz radio programme in memory of Bobby Womack this evening and I will be doing a feature on Horace Silver.
I'm on at 18:00 GMT.
http://streema.com/radios/New_Style_Radio

Jazzyvee
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3492
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 9:27 am:   Edit Post

Jazzyvee , I will check out your show ! Das ist Kool ____

18:00 GMT =11:00AM PST in California

http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/gmt-to-pst-converter
jcdlc72
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Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 348
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 10:00 am:   Edit Post

Jazzy, I will be certainly tuning in!. As a listener and musician from the Caribbean, I feel identified with what the website says about the radio station, and as a fellow Alembician bassist, I am sure there will be room for a lot of low frequency thumpin´! And who knows, maybe one day my work could also be displayed there!. Best regards!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4100
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 10:48 am:   Edit Post

I have complete freedom in what I play on my radio programme and so there is a good chance your work could get on here. Usually the only things i reject are those that have no connection with Jazz, blues or world music or if the recording production quality is at a level that it will not stand up next to the other tracks on the programme. ( no point in playing something that is going to put the artiste in a bad light). I've already played some tracks by fellow forum member Pierre-Yves.

(Message edited by jazzyvee on July 01, 2014)
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3495
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 12:17 pm:   Edit Post

Jazzyvee,

I will try to be a regular listener now ____
That was a most enjoyable Horace Silver show!
Many of his tunes were important building blocks to my musical connection to understanding and playing Jazz ____

Horace Silver & Miles Davis are both largely responsible for sparking and starting my love of Jazz, in spirit , content and delivery.

Bobby Womack will always be a part of my musical appreciation with his grooves and spirit as well . He really knew how to capture his audience. Such a great performer ____
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4101
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 1:39 pm:   Edit Post

Hey thanks Sonicus, If I know you are listening in future I will put on some "Jazz is Dead" on for ya.

Jazzyvee
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3496
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 1:50 pm:   Edit Post

Jazzyvee, Thanks ,

I really like Alphonso Johnsons's playing with them !
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3498
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 2:00 pm:   Edit Post

Jazzyvee, Thanks ,

I really like Alphonso Johnsons's playing with them !
musashi
Advanced Member
Username: musashi

Post Number: 215
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 7:32 pm:   Edit Post

I agree with Jcdlc72, Across 110th Street is as close to a perfect song as I've ever heard..... It was co-written by Bobby and someone called Peace. Anyone know who Peace is, or what else he or she may have done?

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