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Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack Photo Credit: Jamie-James Medina
Soul legend Bobby Womack was considered a survivor before starting work on his latest album (his first since 1994) The Bravest Man in the Universe, released in June. But after overcoming hospitalization with pneumonia and successful treatment of colon cancer while in the midst of recording the album, Womack has delivered his greatest comeback yet. Womack's first studio record in 12 years is a stunning mix of regretful introspection and hopeful romance, running the gamut from elecro-disco to stripped-down storytelling along the way.
In this World Cafe session, hear Womack perform several tracks from The Bravest Man in the Universe as well as older classics. He and the album's producers, Damon Albarn of Gorilaz and Blur, and Richard Russell sit down to talk with host David Dye about the making of the new album.


Bobby Womack / DAYGLO REFLECTION The Bravest Man in the Universe
Bobby Womack / IF THERE WASN'T SOMETHING THERE /The Bravest Man in the Universe
Bobby Womack (live performance) JUBILEE (DON’T LET NOBODY TURN YOU AROUND)

Recent Release: The Bravest Man in the Universe
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Label: ABKCO Records
Hometown: cleveland
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