Bobby Womack: That’s The Way I Feel About ‘Cha

Schoolhouse Rock!, Dolly at Glastonbury, a Bobby Womack tribute and more in this week's look at music

Born in Cleveland in 1944, soul singer Bobby Womack got his start like many from his generation: singing gospel with his family in the church choir. With his exceptional voice and talent on the guitar, it wasn’t long until Sam Cooke took notice, and Womack’s ensuing multi-decade career led him to influence a wide range of artists, including Jimi Hendrix and later Damon Albarn. His recent passing comes with much sadness, as it seemed with so much emotion and energy, Womack would somehow defy logic and carry on forever. He’s left behind an unfalteringly beautiful legacy that will surely inspire generations of artists to come.