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11.19 The Cooler

Your Daily Funk – Bobby Womack’s “Across 110th Street”

By 12.18.12

The other day, I caught the second half of American Gangster in syndication and enjoyed the it thoroughly, as I hadn’t seen the background on Blue Magic since theaters. But, beyond heads being brutally bashed in pianos and T.I. portraying a teenager, the thing that stuck in my head the most after walking away was Bobby Womack’s extremely righteous “Across 110th St.”

Fiery and packed to the brim with pent-up emotion, this telling tale from the ageless singer effectively uses a slapping soul backdrop to reiterate the difficulties of growing up in the shadows of affluent neighbors – a theme which unfortunately reigns true for even more people today than it did back when the track was first featured on the 1972 soundtrack of the same name.


TAGSAcross 110th StreetBobby WomackDaily FunkMUSIC

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