Bobby Womack was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Bobby (seen here with music supervisor Mary Ramos) presented to a standing ovation at the 2014 GMS Awards.
Film director Quentin Tarantino used “Across 110th Street” (which, in a different version, had been the title song of the 1972 movie) in the opening and closing sequences of his 1997 film Jackie Brown. His work has been used in several other popular films, including Meet the Parents (2000), Ali (2001) and American Gangster (2007). A 2003 Saab commercial used Womack’s interpretation of “California Dreamin”. In 2005, “Across 110th Street” appeared in the hit Activision video game “True Crime: New York City”. It was used again in the Denzel Washington film American Gangster, (music supervisor Kathy Nelson) which depicted the actual circumstances described in the song. This song is also used for the closing credits of Season 2, Episode 3 of the TV series How to Make It in America (music supervised by Gabe Hilfer).
Thank you Alisa Coleman and the ABKCO team from all of us at The Guild of Music Supervisors for your support and having Bobby present at the 2014 Guild of Music Supervisor Awards. With you, his ABKCO music legacy will be reborn over and over again in film, television, games, commercials and trailers.
Thank you Bobby for all the beautiful music you gave the world and for your support of the Guild of Music Supervisors. You will be missed!