Showing posts with label Barbara Lynn. Show all posts
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Oct 14, 2016

Barbara Lynn - You'll Lose A Good Thing on Midnight Blues (1962)

"You'll Lose a Good Thing" is a popular song written by rhythm and blues artist Barbara Lynn Ozen, who, performing as Barbara Lynn, scored a 1962 Top 10 hit, peaking at #8 and also the number 1 spot on the R&B charts, with her bluesy rendition of the song.

From its rural south Louisiana origins, swamp pop went on to exert an influence on popular music both in the United States and abroad. (The term "swamp pop'' was actually coined by British music writer Bill Millar around 1970 and was popularized in the genres homeland by his compatriot and fellow music writer John Broven.) Notable swamp pop-influenced tunes include Bill Haley and the Comets' rerecording of Bobby Charles's ~Later Alligator,'' The Rolling Stones' version of Barbara Lynn's "You'll Lose a Good Thing,'' The Honeydrippers' rendition of "Sea of Love," and the Beatles' original composition "Oh! Darling," which exudes the swap pop ballad sound. (Contrary to popular belief, artists like Dale Hawkins, Tony Joe White, and Creedence Clearwater Revival did not perform swamp pop music, nor do they appear to have been influenced by the sound.)

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Features of This Song

Classic soul qualities
Acoustic sonority
A twelve-eight time signature
Intricate melodic phrasing

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