Barbara Lynn was born January 16, 1942 and became well known as a Rhythm and Blues and Electric Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. She is well known for her "You'll Lose a Good Thing," released in 1962 and became one of her most well-remembered hits. Not only was Lynn one of the first female musicians — both instrumentalist and singer — to hit the charts, she also played left handed. Her music tended to blend Blues and Southern Rhythm and Blues.
Lynn toured with many soul muscians, like Gladys Night, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, James Brown, Al Green, Carla Thomas, Marvin Gaye, Ike and Tina Turner, The Temptations, and B. B. King. In 1966 she recorded "You Lift the Water Running" and she signed with Atlantic Records in the following year, producing the album Here is Barbara Lynn, in 1968. Lynns' work has been influential in other genres of music, as well. In 2002, the electronic musician Moby sampled Lynn's "I'm a good woman" for their album. Barbara Lynn lives currently in her native Beaumont, Texas.
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