Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection

Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection

by Bobby Womack

CD

Overview

Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Collection is a double-disc set offering 44 tracks from Womack's 1968-1976 stint with United Artists and its related labels. Early selections like "I'm a Midnight Mover," "I'm in Love," and "Broadway Walk" have Womack feeling his way with producer Chips Moman. After parting ways with Moman, Womack himself became one of the more skilled and inventive producers in the Muscle Shoals tradition. "That's the Way I Feel About 'Cha" and "I Can Understand It" both have plaintive melodies and are punctuated by Womack's guitar skills plus his ever-broadening vocals. Disc two covers the years 1973-1976, during which time he had become an even bigger star with albums that were sagacious ruminations on love and life. From an effortlessly revamped and rock-fueled "Nobody Wants You (When You're Down and Out)" to his perfect cover of Sam Cooke's "That's Heaven to Me," Womack's interpretive skills were only matched by his rootsy yet polished productions. After the frisky "Check It Out," Womack seemed preoccupied with the darker side of love with a little religion on the side to confuse things. Tracks like "Jealous Love" and "Interlude #1/I Don't Know" have the message and meaning slipping through his fingers. Midnight Mover is a flawless anthology.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/1993
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724382767329
catalogNumber: 27673

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Womack   Primary Artist,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Pointer Sisters   Background Vocals
Bill Withers   Background Vocals
Herbie Hancock   Keyboards
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Pete Carr   Guitar
Bill Summers   Percussion
John Blair   Strings
Peace   Horn
David Foster   Keyboards
Jim Keltner   Drums
Roger Dollarhide   Keyboards
Sneaky Pete Kleinow   Guitar
Tippy Armstrong   Guitar
Bobby Babies   Background Vocals
Barry Beckett   Keyboards
Hayword Bishop   Percussion,Drums
Bill Braun   Percussion,Drums
Harrison Calloway   Horn
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Lackie Clark   Guitar
Tommy Cogbill   Bass
Cosme Daeguero   Percussion
Ronnie Eades   Horn
Bobby Emmons   Keyboards
Charles Fullilve   Guitar
James Gadson   Drums
Glen Goins   Guitar
Pam Grier   Background Vocals
Rene Hall   Strings
Patrice Holloway   Background Vocals
Roger Hawkins   Percussion,Drums
David Hood   Bass
Clayton Ivey   Keyboards
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Louis Johnson   Bass
Ken Khristian   Guitar
Joe Lala   Percussion
Linda Lawrence   Background Vocals
Mike Leech   Bass
Bill Lordan   Drums
Dale Quillen   Horn
Larry "Rhino" Rheinhart   Guitar
Soko Richardson   Drums
Robert Robertie   Drums
Julia Tillman Waters   Background Vocals
Ron Selico   Drums
Janice Singleton   Background Vocals
Paul Stallworth   Bass
Ivory Stone   Background Vocals
Sundry   Background Vocals
Truman Thomas   Keyboards
Harvey Thompson   Horn
Valentinos   Background Vocals
Wah Wah Watson   Guitar
Willie Weeks   Bass
Gregory White   Background Vocals
Lorna Willard   Background Vocals
Bobby Woods   Keyboards
Reggie Young   Guitar
Larry Zack   Drums
William D. "Smitty" Smith   Keyboards
Leon Ware   Keyboards
Sonny Burke   Drums,Keyboards
Julia Tillman   Background Vocals
Charles Fullilove   Guitar
Sundray   Background Vocals
Carmichael Singers   Background Vocals
David Turner   Guitar

Technical Credits

Sam Cooke   Composer
Bobby Womack   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Steve Smith   Engineer
Jim Ford   Composer
Roger Dollarhide   Engineer
Edna Wright   Producer
Darryl Carter   Composer,Engineer
Fred Catero   Engineer
James Cox   Composer
Ken Deane   Engineer
Jimmy Grisby   Composer
Rene Hall   Arranger
Larry Hamby   Engineer
Bruce Harris   Executive Producer
Christina Herxch   Engineer
Joe Hicks   Composer
Clayton Ivey   Composer
J.J. Johnson   Composer
Jimmy Johnson   Engineer
Stan Kesler   Engineer
Joe Kicks   Producer
Mike Leech   Arranger
Jerry Masters   Engineer
Kerry McNabb   Engineer
Steve Melton   Engineer
Chips Moman   Producer,Contributor
David Rubinson   Producer,Engineer
Glen Spreen   Arranger
Gregory White   Contributor
Cecil Womack   Composer
Linda Womack   Composer
Christina Hersch   Engineer
Ed Wright   Producer
James Alexander   Composer
Phillip Mitchell   Composer
Robert Palmer   Liner Notes
Bobby Rubinson   Producer
Zelda Samuels   Composer
Thomas Thomas   Composer
Shirley Jean Womack   Composer
Mark Davis   Arranger
Bart Howard   Composer

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