Bobby Womack

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David Byrne turns 66 in May. He hasn’t exactly been lying low of late, so it is somewhat shocking to learn that American Utopia is actually his first (...)

Muhammad Ali, a few weeks shy of his 40th birthday, takes on Trevor Berbick in his last ever fight on  December 11th, 1981 in the Bahamas. Berbick won the fight in a ten-round unanimous decision. Photograph: Focus on Sport/Getty Images

A couple of years back, I asked a roomful of college freshmen and women to name the world’s most famous living Muslim. “Barack Obama! ” stage-whispere(...)

Rudimental’s debut album, Home, was the sound of now – the 2013 variety. The question for their second album is if the London collective a(...)

Sister act Naomi   and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz

There’s quite a sister act happening on the other end of this Skype call to Paris. French-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz are smiling broadl(...)

Pay Close Attention

These are trying times for record labels, but some are bucking every trend in the book by going back to the future and concentrating on the music and (...)

Bobby Womack on stage during a concert at the Jazz Fest Vienna 2013. Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/EPA

US soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died, his publicist said on Friday. He was 70.The cause of his death was not yet known, according to hi(...)

This morning, Damon Albarn was a man on a mission. He left his house before dawn and headed towards the Thames to shoot footage of the river, w(...)

Kwes: ilp

Kwesi Sey’s debut album has been a long time coming, especially when you look at the long list of productions and collaborations which he already has (...)

  Bobby Womack performs  live in the Dakota Bar on South William Street, Dublin.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

If those who took to Dublin’s pubs last night were perturbed by the bad publicity which this year’s Arthur’s Day attracted then they certainly weren’t(...)

Neneh Cherry: the Buffalo Stance lady has been working with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) of late. Photograph: Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images

It can happen just like that. One day you’re another heritage act plodding away two levels above the wedding band circuit.You’ve had your hits, but th(...)

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