The weekend started with the sad news that legendary soul singer Bobby Womack passed away on Friday. Two of the many
musicians who were influenced by Womack are Nigel Hall and Jon Cleary, who have
unveiled a tribute to Bobby.
Bobby Womack wrote "Woman's Gotta Have It" with Darryl Carter and Linda Womack for
inclusion on his 1972 LP Understanding. The song hit #1 on the R&B charts shortly
after its release. Hall manned electric piano, organ, drums, bass, flutes, percussion and
vocals for a version of "Woman's Gotta Have It" he just recorded with Jon Cleary, who
plays acoustic piano and guitar as well as sings on the track. "Jon Cleary and I were in
the studio and thought it was fitting to do a song in memory and tribute to one of the
greatest singers and inspirations to us. We figured, 'what the hell... lets have some fun'
This is an original idea that we decided to mash up and turn into this Bobby classic.
Check out the Vamp at the end. In case you thought that we forgot the original, there it
is... This is done in memory of one of the greatest soul influences of our time... Mr.
Bobby Womack... REST IN POWER!!!" Hall shared about the just-released tribute.
Check out Jon Cleary & Nigel Hall's "Woman's Gotta Have It":
[Published on: 6/30/14]