March 4: The Late Bobby Womack was born in 1944

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It is my fondest wish that the gift of song that God has given me will flow from my soul to yours and help ease any burden that might weigh upon you.
~Bobby Womack

You gotta know when it’s time to hang up. But when I finally go, let me go out on stage, my perfect ending. Don’t let me go when I’m sick or asleep. Let me be in motion.
~Bobby Womack

Ron Wood inducts Bobby Womack Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

California Dreaming & Across 110th Street:


Birth name Robert Dwayne Womack
Born March 4, 1944
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died June 27, 2014 (aged 70)
Tarzana, California, U.S.
Genres Gospel, R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, funk, soul blues,rock, jazz
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, producer, instrumentalist,sideman
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1952–2014
Labels XL Recordings
Pennant, SAR, Him, Checker,United Artists, Minit, Beverly Glen Music, The Right Stuff,Solar, MCA, Columbia, Castle, Indigo Records
Associated acts The Valentinos, Patti LaBelle,Sam Cooke, Cecil Womack,Womack and Womack, Mary Wells, Gorillaz, Lana Del Rey
Website Official website

Robert Dwayne “Bobby” Womack (born March 4, 1944) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. An active recording artist since the early 1960s where 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 has spanned more than 50 years and has 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.

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That’s The Way I Feel About Cha (Live 1971):

Record industry people don’t understand people who create. They’ll say “We’ve gotta get you a room and a piano and see how many songs you can turn out in a day”. But it doesn’t work like that. You can’t put your feelings on a time schedule.
~Bobby Womack (to NME in 1976)

 Album of the day:

Understanding (1972)

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Other March 04:

  • Richard George Manuel (April 3, 1943 – March 4, 1986) was a Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his contributions to and membership in The Band.
    Birth name Richard George Manuel
    Born April 3, 1943
    Stratford, Ontario, Canada
    Died March 4, 1986 (aged 42)
    Winter Park, Florida, U.S.
    Genres Country rock, R&B, rock and roll, americana
    Occupations Musician, songwriter
    Instruments Vocals, piano, drums, keyboard,lap slide guitar, harmonica, clavinet, marimba, conga
    Years active 1957–1986
    Labels Capitol, Dreamsville Japan
    Associated acts The Band, Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks, The Revols, Bob Dylan, The Pencils

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  • Jan Garbarek (born 4 March 1947) is a Norwegian tenor and soprano saxophonist, active in the jazz, classical, and world music genres. Garbarek was born in Mysen, Norway, the only child of a former Polish prisoner of war Czesław Garbarek and a Norwegian farmer’s daughter. Effectively stateless until the age of seven (there was no automatic grant of citizenship in Norway at that time) Garbarek grew up in Oslo. At 21, he married Vigdis. He is the father of musician, (vocals) and composer Anja Garbarek.jangarbarek
  • Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (October 25, 1912 – March 4, 1996), known professionally as Minnie Pearl, was an American country comedienne who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years (from 1940 to 1991) and on the television show Hee Haw from 1969 to 1991.Minnie_Pearl
  • Chris Rea (born Christopher Anton Rea, 4 March 1951) is an English singer-songwriter, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing. The British Hit Singles & Albums stated that Rea was “one of the most popular UK singer-songwriters of the late 1980s. He was already a major European star by the time he finally cracked the UK Top 10 with his 18th chart entry; “The Road to Hell (Part 2)”.” By 2009, Rea had sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.chris-rea


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