viernes, 6 de febrero de 2009
Barbara Lynn: You'll Lose A Good Thing (1965)
Barbara Lynn would have been a major star, but perhaps her formidable talents where ahead of her time. Barely out of her teens, not only could she sing with rich and affecting soul, but also wrote her own hit songs, and was a sharp, facile guitarist, playing left-handed no less. She scored a #1 R&B hit and Top 10 pop hit in 1962 with her first single, 'You'll Lose A Good Thing' and toured with such soul greats as Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke. For the next two decades, Lynn kept her profile low, but she re-emerged in the 90s to claim her rightful place as the Empress of Gulf Coast Soul. She is one of my favourite soul sisters.