Thursday, 6 January 2011

NS539 Bobby Womack [1981] - So Many Sides Of You [Motown TMG 1267]

b/w: ?
Format: 45
Label: Motown
Cat No: TMG 1267
Year: 1981
Value: £20

Taken from The Poet album.  It would appear that this was only released as a single in the UK on Motown.  Great crossover Northern / Modern tune.

Bobby Womack is one of the truly great soul men and although he has been recording since the early 60s and has had 45 entries on the R&B charts, I don't believe that he has truly recieved the wider recognition that his talent deserves outside of soul circles. It is a travesty that only one of his singles ('Looking For A Love' #10 a 1974 remake of his first R&B hit in 1962 recorded with The Valentinos) has made the Top 10 nationally and only 18 of the other 45 have made the national charts only 2 of which made Top 40.

'Looking For A Love' and 'Woman's Gotta Have It' (a Modern Soul favourite) both made #1 in R&B charts in 1974 and 1972 resepectively.

His other high notes are:
'Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much' from So Many Rivers LP in 1985
'That's The Way I Feel About Cha'
'Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out'

Full R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the Soul Man as he has never sold out and to highlight the quality of his music I have listed a few of my favourite Womack tracks which barely scratch the surface as these are 45 A sides without delving into B sides and album tracks.  If you are a lover of real soul music I defy you not to like every single track listed here!

What Is This
Harry Hippie
Across 110th Street
You're Welcome To Stop On By
Check it Out
Home Is Where The Heart Is (Northern & Modern Soul classic)
Trust Your Heart
How Could You Break My Heart
If You Think You're Lonely Now
Where Do We Go From Here
Love Has Finally Come At Last with Patti LaBelle
Tell Me Why
Ain't Nothing Like The Loving We Got with Shirley Brown

Bobby Womack 45 Discography @ soulfulkindamusic

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