Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack: James Brown to Gorillaz.
Bobby Womack: James Brown to Gorillaz.

Location Info


Arena Theatre

7326 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77036

Category: Music Venues

Region: Outer Loop - SW


8 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at Arena ­Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., 713-772-5900 or
Younger ears may know Bobby Womack from his recent work with Damon Albarn's Gorillaz project, guesting on the supergroup's 2010 album Plastic Beach, lending his magic to the disco-throb of "Stylo" with Mos Def, and the forlorn stunner "Cloud of Unknowing." Older audiences, though, know the R&B survivor for his solo work, and his early collaborations with his family group The Womack Brothers on some landmark Sam Cooke and James Brown recordings and tours. Womack's guitar work has been unmatched, especially when it comes to the fluid emotion that seems to drip from every cut, from hits like "Woman's Gotta Have It," "Across 110th Street" and "Communication." Then there is the voice, this buttery thing that he can massage with the same skill as his guitar. His marriage of soul and rock would open doors for guys like Jimi Hendrix and even Prince, while also informing the funkiness that even the Grateful Dead would sometimes traffic in on their own Shakedown Street. For a peek at Womack's versatility, seek out his acid-country album B.W. Goes C.W. , which put Nashville on notice in 1976 right as the scene was being flooded with rhinestone cowboys.

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Bob A
Bob A

Just bck from the Arena Theater where we were told that BW had suffered a heart attack this a.m.

This from the theater's website:

Arena Theatre regrets to inform you that early this morning Bobby Womack experienced severe shortness of breath and was rushed to the hospital. The 68 year old Hall of Fame singer is schedule to undergo a minor heart procedure. We anticipate a full and speedy recovery. However, tonight”’’s show must be re-scheduled to June 2nd. All tickets will remain valid for the new date.

Thank you for your understanding, patience and prayers

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