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