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Posthumous News: Bobby Womack and Michael Jackson

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Fans of the late soul legend Bobby Womack, can anticipate a new release just in time for the holidays.

The singer’s longtime tour manager Don Smalls recently announced that Womack completed an album just before his death in June. The new tracks included collaborations with rappers Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross, and even one from the late soul legend Teena Marie (perhaps completed before her own death in 2010). Smalls indicated that the album is now in the can, all there is left to do is decide which label the album will be released on.

The upcoming posthumous album is just one of activities to come from Womack’s estate. Other projects in the works include an all-star tribute show, a documentary and a biopic. Also planned was a album with singer Sharon Jones and backing group the Dap Kings. Sessions were going to begin in August, but that is now unlikely now that Womack is gone.

In other music news, the posthumous legacy of Michael Jackson has officially reached Twitter, in a video premiere.

The new video for the song “A Place With No Name” has debuted exclusively on the social media website, and was even shown on the Sony video screen in Times Square on Wednesday. The video keeps up with the desert theme of America’s 1972 chart-topper “A Horse With No Name” (which Jackson’s song happened to be inspired from), and weaved clips from the video to his 1992 hit “In The Closet” (directed by the late Herb Ritts), and at the helm of the video is longtime video music director Samuel Bayer.

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