A Good Woman

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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: 11/8/2011
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667236225
  • Catalog Number: 6723622
  • Sales rank: 40,872

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
Duncan Cowell Mastering
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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