Cecil Womack RIP

 by Roburt      views   8951   comments 26 in Soul News Past on

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It seems that Cecil Womack passed away earlier this week in Africa where he had been living with Linda (Womack & Womack) for the last few years.

site note :added 06 Feb 2013
The info below was originally posted on the Southern Soul Yahoo group by various soul fans
The author of this news item failed to give any credit to the original source
You can read the original post here
http://launch.groups...l/message/73096
please see comments for further explanation






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Both Bobby & Curtis have confirmed his death & Curtis has stated that Cecil wants his ashes spread over a river near where they have been living.

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All 3 Womack brothers were in the early line-up of the Valentinos and after Bobby went solo, the other brothers kept the group going (though I'm unsure which of them sang lead on "Sweeter Than The Day Before".

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Cecil was married to Mary Wells & they had children together (who live in the US).
....... Another singer has left us...

RIP Cecil.

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the yankFeb 02 2013 12:00 AM

Did Linda and Cecil perform as Womack and Womack ?

R.I.P. Cecil .

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Peter99Feb 02 2013 12:06 AM

Did Linda and Cecil perform as Womack and Womack ?

R.I.P. Cecil .


Yes

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Peter99Feb 02 2013 12:09 AM

It seems that Cecil Womack passed away earlier this week in Africa where he had been living with Linda (Womack & Womack) for the last few years.
Both Bobby & Curtis have confirmed his death & Curtis has stated that Cecil wants his ashes spread over a river near where they have been living.
All 3 Womack brothers were in the early line-up of the Valentinos and after Bobby went solo, the other brothers kept the group going (though I'm unsure which of them sang lead on "Sweeter Than The Day Before".
Cecil was married to Mary Wells & they had children together (who live in the US).
....... Another singer has left us... RIP Cecil.


Sad news Roburt. Thanks for the information - you are very knowledgeable about lots of stuff. Sounds like Cecil and Linda really returned to their roots - quite poignant.

Cheers

Peter

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CeeJayFeb 02 2013 12:32 AM







Really sads news...........................R.I.P. Cecil

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Pete60Feb 02 2013 12:35 AM

http://youtu.be/-zcJijU02do





Really sads news...........................R.I.P. Cecil


Yep not a bad mix, a Womack with Sam Cookes daughter, couldn't go wrong really, sad news

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petebangorFeb 02 2013 12:56 AM



RIP Cecil

Life is just a ballgame
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jockoFeb 02 2013 09:20 AM

I seen this on Southern Soul forum, very sad, Great singer, seen them live twice and thought they were fantastic, fantastic voices and they also wrote some great songs. Hard to believe but track below was played at all nighters back when it came out.

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dave pinchFeb 02 2013 09:28 AM

R.I.P. cecil womack
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smudgerFeb 02 2013 09:41 AM

Sad news indeed He co wrote some classics ( Your song Dells 4 Tops Laura lee, love tko Teddy P O Jays, just to mention a few )helped Bobby on the poet and others) was also married to and wrote for Mary Wells

RIP Cecil







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shineheadFeb 02 2013 10:03 AM

R.I.P. Cecil , the Love Wars album of the Eighties was a classic .
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chalkyFeb 02 2013 07:38 PM

I seen this on Southern Soul forum, very sad, Great singer, seen them live twice and thought they were fantastic, fantastic voices and they also wrote some great songs. Hard to believe but track below was played at all nighters back when it came out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8AOAap6_k4



I remember that one getting spins Jock.

Seems to be the only news lately is bad news concerning the singers and acts we all follow.

RIP Cecil.

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Peter99Feb 02 2013 10:45 PM

I seen this on Southern Soul forum, very sad, Great singer, seen them live twice and thought they were fantastic, fantastic voices and they also wrote some great songs. Hard to believe but track below was played at all nighters back when it came out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8AOAap6_k4


Nice post Jocko. I love some of these vids showing tracks being recorded - it highlights all the skill and all of the different people involved.

Thanks

Peter

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JacoFeb 02 2013 11:33 PM

I remember that one getting spins Jock.

Seems to be the only news lately is bad news concerning the singers and acts we all follow.

RIP Cecil.


Unfortunately it's going to continue to be like that, Chalky.

Vastly under-rated. Sad news indeed.

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mrs norman maineFeb 03 2013 12:01 AM

oh that is sad. Poor Linda.

RIP Mr. Womack

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MartinFeb 04 2013 09:41 AM

W&W is probably my all time favorite group, I love all their 12 inch singles. Thank You Cecil.

Vila i frid

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Chris LFeb 04 2013 01:00 PM

He co-wrote/produced one of my all times favs, the Doctor, best £5.00 you'll ever spend.

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Soulman58Feb 04 2013 01:36 PM

RIP Cecil
Baby I'm Scared Of You was the W&W track that did it for me.

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MikeHinNewJerseyFeb 04 2013 08:43 PM

A sad loss indeed :( RIP Cecil and Condolences to Linda and their children

Womack & Womack was the first concert me and the missus went to after our daughter was born.....26 years ago

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BarryFeb 04 2013 08:53 PM

Shocked.

RIP Cecil

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MattFeb 05 2013 11:18 AM

Sad news- remember seeing Cecil and Linda perform at Chippenham Goldiggers when Love Wars was charting- great artist over the years who could share alot of memories- r.i.p

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mikeFeb 06 2013 04:18 PM

Just for info
a lot of news sites are linking to this and giving the date of passing on as the 1st feb
even though John says it seems was earlier in the week
The below tweet from a South African radio station gives the date of passing on as the friday before the date of the tweet 30th Jan


https://twitter.com/...584544574918656

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mikeFeb 06 2013 05:39 PM

I have just found out that an earlier version of this news item was posted on the southern soul yahoo group

at the below link
http://launch.groups...l/message/73096

am only just aware of this and it seems that the author of this news item had just passed on the words without any mention/credit or any sort of acknowledgement to the original source

as this site owner I like to offer my apoligies to anyone involved with the thread on the southern soul forum and the site/group itself

do insist that credit/links to the actual source etc should be made when using info from elsewhere as per normal internet practice

the original article will be edited to reflect this and action will be taken to try and ensure that this doesn't happen again

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phillyDaveGFeb 06 2013 10:18 PM

He also had a hand in writing and production at Philadelphia International. Including writing credits on classics such as "Love TKO"

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PepFeb 08 2013 07:56 PM

A very great loss.

One of the founding fathers of our music, and a very fine singer and songwriter.

Saddened.

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AGENTSMITHFeb 09 2013 03:44 PM

great and concise article about cecil in yesterday's gaurdian ( 8-2-13 ), a fundamental cog in the womack wheel of success.

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soulalwaysFeb 10 2013 01:33 PM

a very sad loss from a family dynasty,
bobby & linda must be in bits!!!
condolences to his family.
R.I.P. cecil



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