The (Almost) Unabridged Barbara Lynn


Barbara Lynn
The Complete Atlantic Recordings
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Barbara Lynn

The Complete Atlantic Recordings spotlights Texas-born singer Barbara Lynn, best known for the 1962 smash hit “You’ll Lose a Good Thing.” While her tenure with Atlantic Records in the late ’60s and early ’70s failed to generate major commercial sparks, there’s plenty of fine Southern soul (tempered with a dash of Motown) on this 25-song collection. Lynn’s husky drawl never sounded better than it does on “This Is the Thanks I Get,” “People Like Me” or her previously unreleased version of the Box Tops “Soul Deep.” For those who prefer a more concise portion, Light in the Attic Records will release a straight reissue of Lynn’s sole Atlantic album at the end of October.