Toads, please travel with me to 1966. Nashville, Tennessee. We're going to watch the television program THE!!!! BEAT featuring the great rhythm and blues guitarist and singer MISS BARBARA LYNN.
Barbara Lynn was
born in Beaumont, Texas in 1942. She played piano as a child but
switched to guitar and put together an all-girl band called Bobbie Lynn
and Her Idols. Her first single, "You'll Lose a Good Thing," was the
number one Billboard R&B hit in 1962 (bumping "I Can't Stop Loving
You" by Ray Charles from number one) and was later a country top ten hit
for Freddy Fender.
Not only was Barbara Lynn a
female instrumentalist (one of the very first to hit the charts), but
she also played left-handed--quite well at that--and even wrote some
of her own material. I can't stop watching her videos, so here's one more, my favorite, "What'd I Say."
Barbara Lynn's music career continues now. Visit her MySpace page to listen to some more recent songs. Wow!
don't know about you, but this music transports me. Let it take you
where it wants, and share with us your journey! Can't wait to read what