Barbara Lynn

Barbara Lynn

In a just world, Barbara Lynn would have been a major star. After all, what other African-American woman in the early 1960s, barely out of her teens, not only sang with rich and affecting soul, but also wrote her own hit songs, and was a sharp, facile guitarist, playing left-handed no less? Perhaps Lynn's formidable talents may have been just a bit ahead of that time. But the good news is that Lynn has re-emerged in recent years to claim her rightful place as the Empress of Gulf Coast Soul. That fact is evident on her debut album for Antone's Records,... more