Bobby Womack – The Poet

The Poet

Bobby WomackThe Poet Beverly Glen BG-10000 (1981)

Bobby still can sing and write like he used to.  Problem is this album doesn’t always sound sympathetic to what Bobby does best, but overtly tries to appeal to listeners into Prince as well as the “quiet storm” crowd.  Take the airy backing vocals — no need for those.  Anyway, this is a very serviceable album even if it’s not his best.  If it hadn’t been recorded in the early 1980s it might have been better.