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Appreciation: Bobby Womack, soul legend, guitarist, L.A. connector
Appreciation: Bobby Womack, soul legend, guitarist, L.A. connector

The connections are endlessly surprising, those that Bobby Womack forged during a 60-year career that transcended genre, border and race. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and longtime Los Angeles resident, who died Friday at age 70, was the center of a web as intricate and miraculous as his best songs and guitar lines.  After all, few can claim to have toured with soul legend Sam Cooke, yelled at the Who's Keith Moon for bouncing on Womack's new couch, learned of friend Jimi Hendrix's death through Janis Joplin, traded songs with Keith Richards and Ron Wood in Topanga Canyon, or rolled through L.A. in limousines at the peak of his success.  Get comfortable and...

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