Good Woman

A Good Woman

by Barbara Lynn
     
 

Barbara Lynn's most notable recordings (including her sole big hit, "You'll Lose a Good Thing," and the original version of "Oh Baby [We Got a Good Thing Going]," covered by the Rolling Stones) were released on Jamie Records in the early to mid-'60s and, to a lesser degree, Atlantic in the late '60s and early '70s. She had short…  See more details below

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Barbara Lynn's most notable recordings (including her sole big hit, "You'll Lose a Good Thing," and the original version of "Oh Baby [We Got a Good Thing Going]," covered by the Rolling Stones) were released on Jamie Records in the early to mid-'60s and, to a lesser degree, Atlantic in the late '60s and early '70s. She had short stints quite a few years apart, however, on the Tribe and Jet Stream labels. These are the recordings featured on this 24-track anthology, which is fairly solid if unspectacular soul, and more of a fill-in-the-gap collection than the first or second Lynn anthology to investigate. The best known of these songs is her first Tribe single, 1966's "I'm a Good Woman," a smoldering he-done-me-wrong stormer that's also the best song on the CD (though it must be said that Lydia Pense did a better job with the tune with her pre-Cold Blood group, the Generation). But the four 1966-1967 Tribe singles that lead off the compilation are respectable Texas soul with a little more pop than the usual Southern soul of the era, including the second-ever version of the semi-standard "You Left the Water Running." A couple Jet Stream 45s she did shortly after the Tribe material were also issued on Atlantic, including a bluesy number, "(Until Then) I'll Suffer," that sounds a bit like "You'll Lose a Good Thing, Pt. 2." After a brief break from the music business, she returned with some obscure mildly disco-influenced singles in 1976 (one of them even called "Disco Music") that are actually more soul than disco, and might hold more appeal to soul purists than most such efforts. A single from 1979 shows her returning to her old sound fairly convincingly, and the disc is filled out by some odds and ends, including some late-'60s outtakes that appeared on a 1998 CD anthology, as well as a couple previously unissued Jet Stream recordings. On the whole it's reasonably strong soul that sometimes exhibits a pronounced bluesy streak, but the material isn't her best. The packaging's fine, though, the 16-page liner notes including quotes from Lynn herself, and even a copy of a brief handwritten letter from her to producer Huey Meaux.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/2011
Label:
Kent Records Uk
UPC:
0029667236225
catalogNumber:
6723622

Tracks

  1. I'm a Good Woman
  2. Running Back
  3. You Left the Water Running
  4. Until I'm Free
  5. Watch the One (That Brings the Bad News)
  6. Club a Go-Go
  7. New Kind of Love
  8. I Don't Want a Playboy
  9. (Until Then) I'll Suffer
  10. Take Your Love and Run
  11. You Better Quit It
  12. Nice and Easy
  13. Movin' On a Groove
  14. Disco Music
  15. Takin' His Love Away (Ain't Gonna Be Easy)
  16. How You Think I Can Live With Somebody (After What I've Been Used To)
  17. Take Your Time
  18. Give Him His Freedom
  19. Sugar Coated Love
  20. I Warned You Baby
  21. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  22. You Finally Got Your Good Thing Back
  23. Call My Bluff Baby
  24. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbara Lynn   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Joe Tex   Composer
Dan Penn   Composer
Rick Hall   Composer
Shirley Johnson   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Huey P. Meaux   Composer
J.D. Miller   Composer
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes
Edward Thomas   Composer
Gilles Petard   Photo Courtesy
Cliff Thomas   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Lee Emerson   Composer
Bob Dunham   Photo Courtesy
Robert McRee   Composer
Bob McRee   Composer
Ed Thomas   Composer
Oscar Franck   Composer
Barbara Ozen   Composer
Ira Petnoz   Composer
Francis Zambron   Composer
Weldon Parks   Composer

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