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Bobby Womack: Apollo, Oxford

Richard Williams, The Times, 21 September 1984

AS A PROMINENT member of soul music's most impressive dynasty, and with a performing career stretching back more than 20 years, it would be surprising if Bobby Womack did not conform to the traditions of his genre. Nevertheless, by opting for the convention of building his show around the fake glitter of a tent show and the relentless emotional roller-coaster of a gospel meeting, Womack does a serious injustice to a talent which is among the most idiosyncratic and enduring in American pop.

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