Producer Huey P. Meaux discovered the 20 year-old Barbara Lynn, from Beaumont, Texas, playing left-handed electric guitar at a blues club, and sent her to Cosimo Mattasa’s studio in New Orleans to record a self-penned poem about a break-up with her boyfriend. “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” was leased to Jamie in 1962, and soon she was touring as the Queen of Gulf Coast Soul, an honorific of which this album is an excellent testimonial. Others equally infectious are “You’re Gonna Need Me,” and the 1964 “Oh! Baby (We Got A Good Thing Going),” which would be covered a year later by the Rolling Stones.
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