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Doin’ It His Own Way: Bobby Womack

Barney Hoskyns, 'Womack Winners', 1989

WHEN BOBBY WOMACK called his seventeenth solo album The Last Soul Man and set out on 1987’s quasi-missionary tour of the same name, he was doing himself an injustice. To pigeonhole himself as a Soul Man was to miss the point that he has consistently been as eccentric and unorthodox a purveyor of "soul" – of gospel-rooted rhythm ‘n’ blues music – as anyone from Ray Charles to Prince.

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