Bobby Womack, one of soul music’s most gifted and influential singer-songwriters, has died at the age 70 years old. It has yet to be disclosed exactly how Womack passed, but the news was confirmed by his label, XL Recordings. The artist had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and colon cancer in recent years.
Sly developed funk into the sound we know best today and the Family Stone were unofficially the first, real funk band–paving the way for Parliament, the Commodores, the 70s incarnation of the Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire.
In the spirit of Dr. King’s legacy, here are 10 songs from the Civil Rights Era that epitomized the hopes, dreams, frustrations and fears of a generation.
Music legend Sly Stone was once flying high among the stars as the front man of the iconic ’60s and ’70s funk band Sly & The Family Stone. But now the funk star has sadly plummeted back to Earth as he was recently found to be homeless and living in a white camper van in […]