Barbara Lynn - The Jamie Singles Collection (1962-1965)

Barbara Lynn is an American R&B singer, songwriter and guitarist. 

Barabara Lynn Ozen was born in Beaumont, Texas in 1942. Inspired by both blues and pop music, she formed an all female group whilst at school, Bobbie Lynn & Her Idols, with whom she played left-handed guitar. In the early 60s she was discovered by producer Huey P. Meaux, who took her to record in New Orleans (musicians at the sessions included a young Dr John). There they recorded what would be her breakthrough hit, and indeed the biggest hit of her career - the self-penned "You'll Lose A Good Thing", released on Jamie Records, topped the R&B chart in 1962, and also reached the Top 10 on the pop chart. An album and many more singles followed, the next highest charting being "You're Gonna Need Me" (#13 R&B). She went on to tour with many top R&B artists, and got to appear on American Bandstand. She was somewhat unique at the time for being a black female artist who both played a lead instrument and wrote her own songs.
This compilation brings together thirty-two songs from her years with Jamie Records. Besides the two big hits, other notable songs include "Oh! Baby (We've Got A Good Thing Going)" (which was covered by The Rolling Stones in 1965), "Unfair" (an early Dan Penn composition), and a cover of Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel".

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snakeboy said...

Fantastic collection! Thanks so much.

alex said...

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richsoul said...

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