sábado, 7 de febrero de 2009

Jean Knight & Barbara Lynn: Bluesoul Belles Vol.2 - The Tribe and Jetstream Recordings 1964-1976 (2000)

Westside Records' Vol. 2 of the Blue Soul Belles series pairs Jean Knight and Barbara Lynn, a statuesque singer/guitarist from New Orleans, on 33 songs culled from Jet Stream and Tribe Records with Knight performing 19 numbers and Lynn 14. Both singers have that one big hit in common: Knight's ‘Mr. Big Stuff,’ not included but referenced on ‘(T'Aint It) The Truth’; ironically, Lynn's biggest hit, ‘You'll Lose a Good Thing,’ is included, but by Knight, not Lynn. Each also enjoyed a handful of smaller regional and local hits. Lynn, an accomplished songwriter, wrote much of what she sang, including three soulful up-tempo jams for the feet: ‘Club a Go-Go,’ ‘Movin' on a Groove,’ and ‘Disco Music.’ But it's the Southern/bayou blues numbers that make Lynn special (i.e., the aching ‘Until Then I'll Suffer’). And she sings plenty of those on this 33-song smorgasbord. Knight's song choices will please the most demanding Southern soul fan. She comes hard and real on ‘A Tear,’ ‘Please, Please, Please,’ and other tough selections like ‘Doggin' Me Around.’ The disc is more representative of Lynn's hits (though none of her Jamie sides are included) than Knight's; Knight's Stax recordings are not included. But overall this is a fine collection of feminine Southern soul from two of its most persistent purveyors. ~ Andrew Hamilton, All Music Guide

6 comentarios:

djandpete dijo...

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brujo dijo...

Thank you for this album a big fan of Barbara Lynn love the Jean Knight also wasn't familiar with her work .

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Liam dijo...

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efbowles dijo...

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troods dijo...

You're amazing; what a collection! Thank you.