Home Is Where the Heart Is/Pieces

Home Is Where the Heart Is/Pieces

by Bobby WomackBobby Womack




This Soul Brother two-fer pairs Bobby Womack's mid-'70s LPs for Columbia, a period that heralded a shift from the earthy deep soul sensibility of his previous records to a slicker, more sophisticated approach in step with the changing sound of contemporary R&B. Somewhat surprisingly, the transition not only proves seamless, but in fact 1976's Home Is Where the Heart Is looms as Womack's most compelling LP in some time -- though recorded in both Muscle Shoals and Los Angeles, it's to the album's credit that its disparate parts fit together like a well-oiled machine. Womack's wonderfully gruff vocals adapt well to the warmth and elegance of songs like "How Long," "Something for My Head," and "One More Chance on Love," and he performs with a passion and focus absent from his final United Artists efforts. The 1978 follow-up, Pieces, pairs Womack with producer Don Davis, applying a dancefloor-ready sheen to an otherwise mellow soul aesthetic that consciously evokes the singer's earliest efforts. The material is inconsistent, however, and the album instead proves most notable for its guest stars -- erstwhile Motown great David Ruffin turns up on the energetic "Trust Your Heart," while Candi Staton joins Womack for the lovely ballad "Stop Before We Start."

Product Details

Release Date: 01/22/2008
Label: Soul Brother
UPC: 5013993673620
catalogNumber: 36

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Womack   Primary Artist
Cassietta George   Background Vocals
Candi Staton   Guest Appearance
David Ruffin   Background Vocals
Ronnie McNeir   Keyboards
Barry Beckett   Keyboards
Harrison Calloway   Trumpet
Ben Culley   Trumpet
Alan DeVille   Trumpet
Ronnie Eades   Baritone Saxophone
Joe Esposito   Background Vocals
Lawrence Fratangelo   Percussion
Glen Goins   Guitar
Roger Hawkins   Percussion,Drums
Michael Henderson   Bass
Eddie Hinton   Acoustic Guitar
David Hood   Bass
Josephine Howard   Background Vocals
Barbara Huby   Percussion
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Dwayne Lomax   Drums
Bruce Nazarian   Guitar,ARP
Wayne Perkins   Guitar
Dale Quillen   Trombone
Tom Roady   Percussion
Rudy Robinson   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Clavinet,Vibes
Lester Smith   Trumpet
Harvey Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Anthony Willis   Bass,Guitar
Aaron G. Willis   Bass,Guitar
Eddie Willis   Guitar
Cecil Womack   Background Vocals
Curtis Womack   Background Vocals
Sonny Burke   Keyboards
Charles Fullilove   Guitar
Peggy Young   Background Vocals
Friendly Womack   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Carrack   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Bobby Womack   Composer
Ronnie McNeir   Composer
Harold Payne   Composer
Pete Bishop   Engineer,Remixing
Darryl Carter   Composer
Don Davis   Producer,Remixing
Gerry Estes   Engineer
Jimmy George   Composer
Gregg Hamm   Engineer
Eddie Hinton   Composer
Michael Iacopelli   Engineer
Mack Rice   Composer
Willie Schofield   Composer
Cecil Womack   Arranger,Composer
Leon Ware   Composer
Phillip Mitchell   Composer
David Krebs   Direction
Steve Leber   Direction
Zollie Johnson   Engineer
Laurence Prangell   Introduction

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