Throwback Thursday: Womack & Womack

Let’s take it back to the 80s and 90s with some Womack & Womack, if you don’t know who they are then grab your glasses and start reading.

Womack & Womack is the singing, songwriting partnership of American musicians, Linda Womack and her husband, Cecil Womack.

In fact, the duo were successful songwriters for other artists and had several international hits in their time.

In the early 1950s the duo met and Cecil was only thirteen and Linda just eight years old, so it’s fair to say these two have a pretty special relationship.

In 1983, the duo began performing and recording together officially under the name of Womack & Womack, releasing a successful album, ‘Love Wars’ which was produced by Stewart Levine.

From this album, there were a number of key singles that emerged including, ‘T.K.O’, ‘Love Wars’ and ‘Baby I’m Scared Of You’, which all nabbed the top spots across various global music charts.

The pair wrote most of their tunes together as they drew from their own convoluted personal experiences, particularly since they knew each other from childhood they became experts at capturing their own trials and tribulations of love.

Following the release of self-produced album, ‘Radio M.U.S.C. Man’ and ‘Starbright’ in the 80s. It wasn’t until 1988 they further secured their success in the UK and the world with the unforgettably catchy single, ‘Teardrops’ from their fourth album, ‘Conscience’.

Following ‘Conscience’, they definitely didn’t slow down releasing ‘Family Spirit’ in 1991, although the album didn’t chart one of its singles, ‘Uptown’ became a radio hit.

After travelling to Nigeria, going back to their ancestral roots to the Zekkariyas tribe, staying true to their roots the duo decided to adopt their African names.

‘Transformation To The House Of Zekkariyas’ was their last album released in 1993 under the name of Womack & Womack, producing charting single, ‘Secret Star’.

The Womack’s now use their African name, Zekkariyas and have recorded tunes as a family along with their children.

Go grab your trusty headphones and listen to one of ya gal’s favourite Womack & Womack albums, ‘Conscience’ HERE.

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