Soul Sunday: Barbara Lynn – “You’ll Lose a Good Thing”

Barbara Lynn (born Barbara Lynn Ozen in Beaumont, TX, on January 16, 1942) started out playing piano as a child but eventually chose to play guitar (left handed). She was a fan of blues guitarist Jimmy Reed and Guitar Slim in addition to singers Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee. Lynn started an all female band called “Bobbie Lynn and Her Idols” which led to meeting producer Huey P. Meaux who ran Sugarhill Recording Studios. Co-written by Meaux and Lynn, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” was released in 1962 and charted as #71 on Billboard’s Year-End Hot 100 singles. After leaving the music industry for the better part of the 1970’s and the 1980’s, she released “So Good” in 1994, her first album in over 20 years.
Lynn appears in the 2015 documentary I Am the Blues.

Now have a listen to her 1962 hit “You’ll Lose a Good Thing”.

–Ars longa, vita brevis–

You’ll Lose a Good Thing (B-side “Lonely Heartache” -Jamie Records- 1962″

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Exiled New Englander now living in Canada. I dream in Spanish but can't speak it. I wish I'd grown up as an old black man playin' the blues just like my father.

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