Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bobby Womack - Dear Santa Claus (The Right Stuff 58815)

Dear Santa Claus

As Bobby said, he started writing this one when he was seven or eight years old. It was released for Christmas 1999 on this special 'Jukebox Only' vinyl pressing. I know it's a little syrupy and all of that but, hey, it's Christmas! By The Womack's own estimation, he is The Greatest Soul Singer in the World, and he just may be right. There have been some whispers recently about him facing some serious health issues, and I certainly hope that is not the case...

In any event, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish him (and you) the best Christmas ever!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting The Womack's Santa song. Love his work and as you said he may just be right being the greatest... a tie with a few others but still!

Happy Holidays to you, your family, and loved ones.

sjaak b

1:41 PM  
Blogger said...

    I'm writing to let you know that soul music's "mystery man," the enigmatic Willie Wright, famed for his funky 1970 cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Right on for the Darkness,” has just released a new album, his first in 35 years. His 1977 classic, "Telling the Truth" was re-issued last year by Numero Group in Chicago. The re-issue got very positive response from soul fans and new listeners; "Good Morning America" featured one of the tunes ("I'm So Happy") from it on May 7, 2011, and the first pressing of the re-issue sold out in a matter of weeks. All of this inspired Willie to ease temporarily out of retirement, assemble a new band with some old friends in Burlington, Vermont, and create this collection.
The new album, all recent, original compositions by Mr. Wright, is called “This is Not a Dream.” It was released by Green Coil Records in Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A. on April 24, 2012. You can hear all the new tunes here: and see some videos and read the complete liner notes, as well as buy the CD directly from the artist at
He is 73 years old, living in Providence, Rhode Island, and copes with advanced Parkinson's, but can still make arrestingly beautiful music with his characteristically thoughtful lyrics. His "smooth as warm butter" voice is still powerful, although at the same time it now reveals a more fragile and emotional side than in his early career.
Given that he is not able to gig or tour in support of the album, we are depending on reviews and word of mouth to promote it - please give a listen and let us know what you think.
Thank you
Bob Green
Green Coil Records

2:02 PM  

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