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The Poet II


Download links and information about The Poet II by Bobby Womack. This album was released in 1984 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 41:00 minutes.

Artist: Bobby Womack
Release date: 1984
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock
Tracks: 9
Duration: 41:00
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No. Title Length
1. Love Has Finally Come At Last (featuring Patti Labelle) 5:33
2. It Takes a Lot of Strength to Say Goodbye (featuring Patti Labelle) 3:50
3. Through the Eyes of a Child (featuring Patti Labelle) 5:14
4. Surprise,Surprise 3:36
5. Tryin' to Get Over You 4:13
6. Tell Me Why 6:10
7. Who's Foolin' Who 4:01
8. I Wish I Had Someone to Go Home To 3:43
9. American Dream 4:40



Bobby Womack continued his mid-career renaissance with 1984’s The Poet II. He had great taste in modern funk, and made the sound work for him, whether on the brooding blues of “American Dream,” the groovy “Tell Me Why” or the Prince-like new wave of “Who’s Foolin’ Who.” He still has a knack for new textures and production ideas. “Surprise, Surprise” has the low-key, almost improvised feel associated with Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing,” or even some of the pioneering solo works by Womack’s friend and collaborator, Sly Stone. On “Through the Eyes of a Child,” Womack quotes another of his close friends and mentors: Sam Cooke, whose death reached its twentieth anniversary when The Poet II was released. Even though it is a world away from Cooke’s epochal “A Change Is Gonna Come,” Womack’s song carries on its message of freedom. The two duets with Patti LaBelle are equally powerful. They sing together as adults who have been tested and have emerged stronger people — a huge advancement since the days when Womack and Cooke had to be marketed as teenybopper heartthrobs in order to find success.