Friday, November 10, 2006
Womack & Womack- MPB (Missing Person's Bureau)
I annoyed at least one reader of Shot of Rhythm by suggesting that John Legend might be in the (my word) "cheesy" tradition of Lionel Ritchie. While thinking about other '80s soul artists in the love ballad tradition I was reminded of the wonderful Conscience by Womack & Womack. If you're reading this, you probably know that Cecil is Bobby's brother and that his wife Linda is Sam Cooke's daughter. They lived up to that musical legacy for a while. And look- Legend has "P.D.A." and the Womacks have "M.P.B."
Here's a stunning deep soul obscurity by Joe Perkins.
Does anyone outside of Kansas City remember the Rainmakers? Here they are at the pinnacle of their popularity.