Understanding

Understanding

by Bobby Womack
     
 

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As compelling as Bobby Womack's lacerating baritone may be, it still has that uncanny ability to be an engaging voice. This album has that timeliness appeal. It features the chart-buster in the mid-tempo number "Woman's Gotta Have It." It was a number one single on the Billboard R&B charts. In addition to the aforementioned song, Womack also features a host of other

Overview

As compelling as Bobby Womack's lacerating baritone may be, it still has that uncanny ability to be an engaging voice. This album has that timeliness appeal. It features the chart-buster in the mid-tempo number "Woman's Gotta Have It." It was a number one single on the Billboard R&B charts. In addition to the aforementioned song, Womack also features a host of other granite numbers like "Ruby Dean" and "I Can Understand It." The latter, penned by Womack, was also covered by New Birth. Both versions are excellent. However, Womack's version has a soothing effect as it employs a sensuous string arrangement while New Birth's rendition is rather funky, retaining a spirited horn arrangement. Womack's version was never a release. "Harry Hippie" is a narrative about his brother and former bandmate Harris Womack. It checked in at number eight. The Ohio native's unique trait to calm a song with his blistering baritone re-surfaces on "Sweet Caroline," the album's third and final release. For a song to be so sweet and gentle, Womack enhances the flavor of this sentimental number with a heartfelt, soulful approach. It slipped into the Top 20 at 16. By all standards, this album is stirring.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/1994
Label:
The Right Stuff
UPC:
0724382914426
catalogNumber:
29144
Rank:
69321

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Womack   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Bobby Wood   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Tippy Armstrong   Guitar
Barry Beckett   Piano,Clavichord,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Moog Synthesizer
Hayword Bishop   Percussion,Drums
Harrison Calloway   Trumpet
Harrison Calloway   Trumpet
Ronnie Eades   Baritone Saxophone
Bobby Emmons   Organ,Keyboards
Pam Grier   Vocals
Patrice Holloway   Vocals
Roger Hawkins   Percussion,Drums
David Hood   Bass
Clayton Ivey   Keyboards
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Mike Leech   Bass
Dale Quillen   Trombone
Janice Singleton   Vocals
Truman Thomas   Keyboards
Harvey Thompson   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Reggie Young   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bobby Womack   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
Steve Smith   Engineer
Jimmy Lewis   Composer
Darryl Carter   Engineer
Chris Green   Composer
Rene Hall   Arranger
Larry Hamby   Engineer
Joe Hicks   Composer,Producer
Jimmy Johnson   Engineer
Stan Kesler   Engineer
Mike Leech   Arranger,String Arrangements
Tom Cartwright   Reissue Producer
Christina Hersch   Engineer
Norman Seeff   Art Direction
Jerry Lynn Williams   Composer

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