Barbara Lynn

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Barbara Lynn

Born: Barbara Lynn Ozen – January 16, 1942 – Beaumont, TX

Rhythm and Blues, Electric Blues, Soul



  • 1963 You’ll Lose A Good Thing (Jamie)
  • 1964 Sister of Soul (Jamie)
  • 1968 Here Is Barbara Lynn (Atlantic)
  • 1988 You Don’t Have To Go (Ichiban)
  • 1993 So Good (Bullseye Blues)
  • 1996 Until Then I’ll Suffer (I.T.P.)
  • 2000 Hot Night Tonight (Antone’s)
  • 2004 Blues & Soul Situation (Dialtone)

Chart singles

Year Single Chart Positions
US Pop[7] US
1962 You’ll Lose A Good Thing 8 1
“Second Fiddle Girl” 63
“You’re Gonna Need Me” 65 13
1963 Don’t Be Cruel 93
“(I Cried At) Laura’s Wedding” 68
1964 “Oh! Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin’)” 69 n/a[9]
“Don’t Spread It Around” 93 n/a[9]
1965 “It’s Better To Have It” 95 26
1966 “You Left The Water Running” 42
1968 “This Is The Thanks I Get” 65 39
1971 “(Until Then) I’ll Suffer” 31

Soulful Kinda Music:



Full show at Library of Congress 2009:

Music Tonic:

Meta Cafe:

You’ll Loose a Good Thing 1964:

It’s Better to Have It, What I’d Say – On the Beat 1966:

Your Losing Me:

Misty Blue 2005:

at home and unplugged 2008:

Please Please Please 2010:

We Got a Good Thing Goin 2013:


Extract from 1987 interview p396:

Blues Encyclopedia p 642:

Texas Music p. 262:





Music Brainz:


Around the Web:

Blues Access Online:

Blues Music Now:

Aquarium Drunkard:

Feminist Music Geek:

Museum of the Gulf Coast:

Crazy Cajan Music:

The Blues Bus:

Cussin and Carrying On:

The Best Years of Music:

Saleel Soul:

So Many Records, So Little Time:

Brix Picks:

In A Blue Mood:

Juke Box Mafia:

Rhythm Nation:

Music Web Navigator:

Hype Machine:

Soulful Fridays:

Robin’s Nest Jazz:

Becoming is Superior:

Hippy DJ Kit:

Cha Cha Charming:

Funky 16 Corners:

No Hit Records:

The Bald Heretic:

Littlefield NYC:

B Man’s Blues Report:

Off Set Guitars:

Planet Barbarella:

Stuck in the Past:

Derek’s Daily 45:

Cultures of Soul:

Soul Mo:

Soul and Jazz and Funk:

Pop Archives:

Super Soul Sisters:

The Cocoa Lounge:

Home of the Groove:

Art and Seek:

No Depression:

Soul Sides:

One Chord Progression:

Music Bloodline:

Who’s the Monk:

American Routes:

LA Steel Magnolia:

The Ponderosa Stomp:

Rocks Back Pages:

1972 Blues & Soul Article:

2000 Austin Chronicle Article:

2000 Texas Monthly Article:

2003 Off Beat Article:

2010 Austin 360 Article:

2012 Orange Leader Article:

2012 LA Record:

Second Hand Songs:





8 Tracks:

Discover Bit:

Second Fiddle Girl 1962:

Your’re Gonna Need Mr 1963:

You Better Stop 1963:

Dina and Petrina 1963:

You Don’t Sleep at Night 1963:

Oh! Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin On) 1963:

Don’t Be Cruel 1963:

Heartbreaking Years 1963:

Teenage Blues 1963:

What I Need is Love 1963:

You Don’t Have to Go 1963:

Letter to Mommy and Daddy 1963:

Don’t Spread it Around 1964:

Let Her Self Knock Herself Out 1964:

Unfair 1964:

You Can’t Buy My Love 1965:

I’m a Good Woman 1966:

You Left the Water Running 1966:

Until I’m Free 1966:

Watch the One 1967:

Club A Go-Go 1967:

I Don’t Want a Playboy 1967:

Why Can’t You Love Me 1968:

Sure is Worth It 1968:

Only You Know How to Love Me 1968:

( Until Then)I’ll Suffer 1968:

Sufferin’ City 1968:

Multiplyin” Pain 1968:

Why Can’t You Love Me 1968:

Mix it Up Baby 1968:

This is the Thanks I Get 1968:

Ring Telephone Ring 1968:

Take Your Love and Run 1971:

Nice and Easy 1971:

You Better Quit it 1971:

You’re Too Hot To Hold 1971:

You Make Me So Hot 1973:

Sugar Coated Love 1974:

Movin’ On a Groove 1976:

Disco Music 1976:

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