Excellent lost work from Barbara Lynn
– a fantastically hip soul singer who's maybe best known for her early work on Atlantic Records – but who also cut some great work later on in the 70s, working under producer Huey P Meaux! This set brings together a number of rare tracks that Barbara
cut in Texas in the early 70s for Huey – none of them as well-known as that earlier work, but in many ways even better! The style of the tracks segues nicely from Barbara
's 60s work – with many spare, sad numbers that offer a perfect focus on Barbara
's great voice and subtle guitar playing – and even though some of the tracks are covers of other folks' soul hits, Barbara
takes plenty of effort here to make the tunes all her own – and titles include "Movin On A Groove", "I'm A Good Woman", "You Left The Water Running", "Poor Old Trashman", "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye", "How Do You Think I Can Live With Somebody", "Take Your Love & Run", and "Nice & Easy".