Latitude review: Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack - Credit: Archant

Some great Sunday soul

Clad in a bright red leather ensemble - complete with leather cap and a pair of red-framed sunglasses - Bobby Womack brought a splash of stylish soul to Latitude.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was Sunday's special lunchtime guest on the Obelisk Arena stage, filled in previous years by the likes of Thom Yorke and Tom Jones.

With a career stretching back 50 years, the 69-year-old has enjoyed a critical and commercial resurgence of late after the release of his 27th studio album The Bravest Man in the Universe last year.

The Cleveland native's set featured soul classics and tracks from the album, which featured contributions from Richard Russell and Damon Albarn and won the Album of the Year title at the Q Awards and topped many critics' end of year lists.

Backed by a talented team of musicians and singers, the former Valentinos singer called for the crowd to get involved and wave their hands - and even 'shake your moneymaker'.

It was a set that once again showcased Latitude's approach to providing a varied and top quality programme - even if it did run over the alloted time slot by 20 minutes.

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