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Cecil Womack RIP



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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

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.

(Photo courtesy of http://www.soulwalki...k & Womack.html)

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.




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Did Linda and Cecil perform as Womack and Womack ?

R.I.P. Cecil .

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Did Linda and Cecil perform as Womack and Womack ?

R.I.P. Cecil .

Yes

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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.

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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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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RIP Cecil

Life is just a ballgame

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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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R.I.P. cecil womack

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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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R.I.P. Cecil , the Love Wars album of the Eighties was a classic .

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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.

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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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.

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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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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oh that is sad. Poor Linda.

RIP Mr. Womack

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

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RIP Cecil

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

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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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Shocked.

RIP Cecil

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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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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

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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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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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A very great loss.

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

Saddened.

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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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a very sad loss from a family dynasty,

bobby & linda must be in bits!!!

condolences to his family.

R.I.P. cecil

alex

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