Song: Harry HippieSong by: Bobby WomackWritten by: Jim FordCover version: Calvin RichardsonPhoto credit: By Terrorfan - Own work, Usage: CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=100652216Keyboard player: Gail NoblesPodcast vocals: Gail NoblesToday’s topic is Calvin Richardson. In 2009, he was chosen to record a tribute album to Bobby Womack. (Singing)Calvin Richardson sings Bobby Womack’s song Harry Hippie. He has the right voice for Bobby Womack’s songs. As I was saying in 2009, he was chosen to record a tribute album to Womack, which was coincided with Womack being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Grammy nominated album was entitled, Facts of Life: The Soul of Bobby Womack.Calvin released his debut solo album Country Boy in 1999. He is also known by the nickname “Prince of Soul”. Richardson released a 2nd and 3rd album after that. He’s he guy to listen to if you appreciate real deep soul blues. It was old-school artists that influenced Calvin like Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Same Cooke, and of course Bobby Womack. Old-school artists can really bring out the best in a singer, and I think that’s what happened to Calvin. You can learn from old-school. The old-school teaches what is missing today. When Calvin was chosen to make a tribute album to Bobby Womack, they chose the right guy. He has a lot of soul. We need more talent like Calvin Richardson. You’re listening to Podcast and Blues, and I’m Gail Nobles podcasting out for now.