|by Wicker Paradise cc, see link|
He was one of the lead singers, with his older brother CURTIS WOMACK, late 50's and '60 's, in his family band called, THE VALENTINOS. He was also the backing guitarist for SAM COOKE, one of my civil right heros of the 60's.. His parents were both musicians, as well as other younger brothers...HARRY WOMACK, and CECIL WOMACK. His mother, Naomi, played the organ in their Babtist church, and Womack's father,
Friendly, was also a musician and the minister.
Bobby started playing the guitar around age 8.
Womack also wrote and first recorded the hit 'It's All Over Now' [thanks haulofrecords] and HERE in '64. That's the tune made famous by THE ROLLING STONES.
Ater Sam Cooke's death, 'The Valentinos' disbanded and Bobby Womack, now 20, created a scandal by marrying Sam Cooke's widow BARBARA CAMPBELL, stating he feared she would "do something crazy" if left alone after Sam's death.
But then....Something 'Crazy' does happen [ only Jan's opinion].
Read this quote from WIKIPEDIA, link above, and see if you agree with me. O.K., Jan
That Quote rom Wikipedia here: " By 1976, Bobby and Barbara were divorced after she found out that he had an affair with his step-daughter Linda, daughter of Sam Cooke and Barbara. In the ensuing tussle, Barbara fired a gun at her husband. Vincent Womack, his son with Barbara, took his own life in 1988. Bobby Womack's third marriage was to Regina Banks with whom he had a son Bobby Truth and a daughter Gina. From his relationship with Jody Laba he fathered two sons, Cory and Jordan.
Bobby Womack's younger brother, Cecil (1947–2013), later married Linda, the daughter of Sam Cooke and Campbell"....O.K., didn't I tell ya..looks like some crazy stuff. Of course, every family has this kinda crazy stuff happen. What was I thinking? Thanks for all the music Bobby. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: Wicker Paradise cc.
Here's some related video links below.
1.] TEENAGE DREAM, by The Womack Brothers AKA The Valentinos, by Amnondoowop's channel
2.] IT's ALL OVER NOW, by The Rolling Stones, by abt7217tc
3.] ???, by Patty Labelle and Bobby Womack, by toninho marçal
4.] BOBBY WOMACK MARRYS SAM COOKE's WIDOW, by RareSoul
5.] BIOGRAPHY OF SAM COOKE, Pt. 1, by citizenmary
6.] IT's ALL OVER NOW, by Bobby Womack, by Relix