The Poet (album)

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The Poet
Bobby Womack - The Poet.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1981
StudioKendun Recorders, Burbank, California; Hit City West, Los Angeles, California
GenreSoul, R&B
LabelBeverly Glen Music
ProducerBobby Womack
Bobby Womack chronology
Roads of Life
The Poet
The Poet II
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 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]

1."So Many Sides of You"Bobby Womack, Jim Ford3:44
2."Lay Your Lovin' on Me"Bobby Womack, Patrick Moten, Sandra Sully4:03
3."Secrets"Bobby Womack, Jim Ford3:54
4."Just My Imagination"Bobby Womack5:05
5."Stand Up"Cecil Womack3:30
6."Games"Bobby Womack, Roger Dollarhide6:51
7."If You Think You're Lonely Now"Bobby Womack, Patrick Moten, Richard Griffin5:30
8."Where Do We Go from Here"Bobby Womack, Jim Ford6:40


  • 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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