An exceptional album from Bobby Womack
's years at Columbia Records – and a record that brings together smooth and roosty styles wonderfully! When Womack
moved to Columbia, he was doing it at a time when a number of other older deep soul artists (Johnny Taylor, Betty Wright, Tyrone Davis) were making the shift – pulling their sound out of the indie ghetto, and going for a more sophisticated approach that expanded their style without dampening their spirit! In the case of Bobby
, the shift was perhaps near perfect – as the raspy Womack
vocals are still wonderfully in place, but the increasingly great choice of songs, warmer style of arrangements, and completely professional presentation of the material really helps push Bobby
to the next level. Material was recorded in both Muscle Shoals and LA – and the set includes some great Womack
originals, plus a few more great numbers by Prince Phillip Mitchell! Titles include "Home Is Where The Heart Is", "Something For My Head", "A Little Bit Salty", "How Long", "Standing In the Safety Zone", and "One More Chance On Love".
(Cover has large letters in marker & some pen. Labels have some pen.)