The Poet (album)

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The Poet
Bobby Womack - The Poet.jpg
Studio album by Bobby Womack
Released November 1981
Recorded 1981
Studio Kendun Recorders, Burbank, California; Hit City West, Los Angeles, California
Genre Soul, R&B
Length 39:37
Label Beverly Glen Music
Producer Bobby Womack
Bobby Womack chronology
Roads of Life
The Poet
The Poet II
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Poet is the thirteenth studio album by American musician Bobby Womack. The album was released in November 1981, by Beverly Glen Music. The album reached the top of the Billboard Top Black Albums chart due to the success of the single "If You Think You're Lonely Now", which peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "So Many Sides of You" Bobby Womack, Jim Ford 3:44
2. "Lay Your Lovin' on Me" Bobby Womack, Patrick Moten, Sandra Sully 4:03
3. "Secrets" Bobby Womack, Jim Ford 3:54
4. "Just My Imagination" Bobby Womack 5:05
5. "Stand Up" Cecil Womack 3:30
6. "Games" Bobby Womack, Roger Dollarhide 6:51
7. "If You Think You're Lonely Now" Bobby Womack, Patrick Moten, Richard Griffin 5:30
8. "Where Do We Go from Here" Bobby Womack, Jim Ford 6:40


  • Otis Smith - executive producer
  • Avi Kipper, Barney Perkins, Robert Battaglia - engineer
  • Ginny Livingston - art direction
  • Norman Seeff - photography


Chart (1982) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 29
Billboard Top Black Albums[2] 1


Year Single Chart positions[3]
1981 "Secrets" 55
1982 "If You Think You're Lonely Now" 3
"Where Do We Go From Here" 26


  1. ^ Kurutz, Steve. Bobby Womack: The Poet > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Bobby Womack US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Bobby Womack US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-09-13. 

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