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Song of the Day: Barbara Lynn, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing”

Barbara Lynn, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” – from the album of the same name (1962)

Compare Lynn’s version with Aretha Franklin’s from the album The Great Aretha Franklin [2003]. Aretha is the Queen of Soul – absolutely – and has such an incredible voice, but somehow there seems to me more raw soul in Lynn’s – and Lynn seems tougher. I think maybe Aretha was over-produced, something that happened to her a fair bit early in her career.

And here’s Lynn performing the song live:

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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, film buff and occasional reviewer, and former private detective. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.

 

What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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