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ARTIST
TITLE
Here is Barbara Lynn
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
LITA 119LP LITA 119LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/28/2014

"24/96kHz remastering from original ¼" tapes. Liner notes by Jessica Hundley interviewing Barbara, plus rare archive photographs. 180 gram LP housed in an expanded deluxe Stoughton gatefold "Tip-On" jacket. To be a woman singing your own blues and soul songs in 1960's Texas was a rare thing. To do so while brandishing a left-handed Stratocaster and bashing out hard-edged licks was even rarer. Yet that's just what Barbara Lynn did, inspired by Guitar Slim, Jimmy Reed, Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee. And it was a hit: her 1962 debut single, 'You'll Lose a Good Thing,' recorded with session musicians including Dr. John, gave her an R&B chart Number One and a Billboard chart Top 10 hit. Though she was a precocious performer, hers is a talent that came to full bloom on Here is Barbara Lynn, her 1968 album produced by Huey P. Meaux and originally released on Atlantic Records. The record was conceived as an introduction of Lynn's prodigious talents, her deeply felt guitar playing, her gutsy soulful singing skills, and her songwriting prowess. It collected her early hit and a raft of new songs, each packed with Lynn's passion and fire. Yet the introduction to her world -- now reissued by Light in the Attic -- largely proved to be her swansong. She married in 1970, aged 28, had three children, and largely retired from the music industry for most of the '70s and '80s."