Here Is Barbara Lynn

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, developing a singular style of picking. After learning hits by Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, and Ray Charles, Lynn set about writing her own songs, and eventually the underage guitarist convinced her parents to let her head to New Orleans, to record in the . . .

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