Chuck Womack And The Sweet Souls




Chuck Womack is best known for the funky “Ham Hocks And Beans,” a song penned by Womack. The band gigged regularly at the Myles Lounge on 13th Street and Washington in Phoenix, AZ. They soon caught the attention of local music entrepreneur Floyd Ramsey. Ramsey signed Womack to his Ramco Records label on February 10, 1970. He paired the band with engineer Tim Hunnicutt at his flagship recording studio, Audio Recorders Of Arizona. The group laid down four sides for the label with “Ham Hocks And Beans – Part 1 and Part 2“ released on Ramco later that year. The band featured Chuck Womack on Vocals, Carl Gholson on sax, Delmar Stewart on drums, Bubba Cita on bass, and Raymond George on guitar. Two additional songs from those sessions were found in the Ramco archives. “Sweet Soul Special” and “Losing Your Good Thing” were issued by Fervor Records in 2019.

Chuck Womack met his beautiful wife Vivian at the Myles Lounge and they were married February 6th, 1972, 2 years after he inked with Ramco. Mr. Womack passed away February 3, 2018 leaving his lasting legacy on the Phoenix Soul scene.


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