Throwback. “Here is Barbara Lynn”. The 1968 LP from R&B Guitarist Barbara Lynn.

Barbara Lynn

A native of Beaumont, Texas, Barbara Lynn is a classically-trained electric blues guitarist. Lynn is best known for her chart-topping 1962 hit, “You’ll Lose A Good Thing”. The song was later recorded by Aretha Franklin and eventually became a hit for Mexican-American country singer Freddy Fender.

Barbara Lynn is a pioneer for black women in music. She started out playing the piano at a young age and soon switched over to learning guitar because she felt it was a more interesting and less ladylike option. Lynn was a rare black female performer in her day. She often toured with Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, Al Green and Tina Turner among others. At the age of 72, Lynn still performs to this day.

Light in the Attic records recently unearthed her 1968 LP “Here is Barbara Lynn“. It will be available for purchase on October 28th of this year.