Friday, October 12, 2007
Womack and Womack - Teardrops
Cecil Womack and his wife Linda had a long history before the release of their first duo album in 1983. Cecil was one of the gospel-singing Womack Brothers who became the Valentinos and toured with Sam Cooke in the early '60s; Linda was Cooke's daughter. Both Womacks were successful songwriters for such performers as Teddy Pendergrass, Wilson Pickett, and Aretha Franklin prior to hooking up as a performing team. The focus is on songwriting in their collaboration; they began with Love Wars, which featured the Top 40 R&B hit "Baby I'm Scared of You." Radio M.U.S.I.C. Man (1985) contains unfinished Sam Cooke songs completed by the duo. It was followed by Conscience in 1988 and Family Spirit in 1991
"Teardrops" is a pop song written by Dr. Rue and The Gypsy Wave Banner for Womack & Womack's fourth studio album, Conscience (1988).