Archive for the 'Barbara Lynn' Category

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

In 1962, a young left-handed guitarist from Texas named Barbara Lynn Ozen penned a song called “You’ll Lose a Good Thing.” More than 50 years later, the song continues to resonate with audiences: It was a chart topping hit when released and was featured in John Waters’ camp ‘80s flick Hairspray, extending its influence beyond […]

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

By the time she got around to recording 1968’s Here is Barbara Lynn, set for reissue October 28 by Light in the Attic Records, young Barbara Lynn was already a hitmaker. Born in Beaumont, Texas in 1942, Lynn was drawn to the guitar, in her case a left-handed model, and she set to learning it, […]

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

(Volume 15 of Clifton’s Corner. Every other week on the blog Clifton Weaver, aka DJ Soft Touch, shares some of his favorite spins, old and new, in the worlds of soul, r&b, funk, psych and beyond.) Growing up listening to “oldies radio” in the late 80s/early 90s, Barbara Lynn’s “You’ll Lose A Good Thing” was […]