Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Barbara Lynn

Like many good things in American music, I first heard this from degenerate English record collectors. Barbara Lynn Ozen, from Beaumont, Texas played guitar left-handed with style and grace, wrote and sang a handful of classic R & B numbers before disappearing from the music scene to raise a family. Influenced by Guitar Slim, Gatemouth Brown, and Elvis, she fronted an all-girl band called Bobbie Lynn and the Idols, before being discovered and recorded by Huey Meaux. In the late 90's Barbara returned to recording and performing. She's playing at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans in May. This record is a killer.

Listen: "Oh! Baby" mp3

Listen: GONE mp3

Listen: GONE mp3 by The Rolling Stones

Barbara Lynn on YouTube here , here and here (with Gatemouth Brown)

Buy at Amazon: Barbara Lynn, The Rolling Stones


Anonymous said...

Sexy, intense, entrancing. She deserves much wider appreciation.

Ravel in Montreal, Quebec said...

Yes, she is fairly unknown (a shame!). Discovered the lady on a blog, Boot Sales Sounds. And I am certainly happy to sample some more here!

Anonymous said...

Just saw Barbara Lynn in Baton Rouge with Sue Foley, Cindy Cashdollar, Sarah Brown, & Lisa Pankratz. She stole the show. What a performer! See her if you can. You'll be so glad you did.