SALLI RICHARDSON-WHITFIELD

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2013-15 NCIS (TV SERIES) CARRIE CLARK

2015 THE SIN SEER  NIA

2015 BEING MARY JANE (TV SERIES) VALERIE

2014 CASTLE (TV SERIES) U.S. ATTORNEY ELIZABETH WESTON

2014 HOUSE OF LIES (TV SERIES) SANDRA JOY

2013 TEACHERS CHRISTINE

2012-13 THE NEWSROOM (TV SERIES) JANE BARROW

2013  PLAYIN’ FOR LOVE  TALLISA McCOY

2006-12 EUREKA (TV SERIES) ALLISON BLAKE

2012 THE FINDER (TV SERIES) ATHENA  BROOKES

2012 WE THE PARTY  PRINCIPAL REYNOLDS

2012 THE SECRET LIVES OF WIVES REED

2010 I WILL FOLLOW MAYE

2009 CRIMINAL MINDS (TV SERIES) TAMARA BARNES

2009  PASTOR BROWN JESSICA ‘JESSE’ BROWN

2007  I AM LEGEND ZOE NEVILLE

2006  BONES (TV SERIES) ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY KIM KURLAND

2006  EUREKA: HIDE AND SEEK (TV SERIES) ALLISON BLAKE

2005  THE WAR AT HOME (TC SERIES) VANESSA

2005  1-800 MISSING (TV SERIES) KELLY

2005  HOUSE (TV SERIES) SHARON

2004  NYPD BLUE (TV SERIES) BOBBI KINGSTON

2004 SECOND TIME AROUND (TV SERIES) AMANDA

2004 ANACONDAS: THE HUNT FOR BLOOD ORCHID GAIL STERN

2004 LINE OF FIRE (TV SERIES)  ERICA LOGAN

2003 CSI: MIAMI (TV SERIES) LAURA

2003 BIKER BOYS HALF & HALF

2002 BABY OF THE THE FAMILY NELLI McPHERSON

2002 ANTOINE FISHER  BERTA DEVNPROT

1999-2002 FAMILY LAW (TV SERIES) VIVECA FOSTER

2002 BOOK OF THE LOVE” THE DEFINITIVE REASON WHY MEN ARE DOGS

KAREN

2000 SECRET AGENT MAN (TV SERIES) RACHEL

1999  LILLIE  LILLIE

1999 THE JAMMIE FOXX SHOW (TV SERIES) CAMILLE TURNER

1998-99  MERCY POINT (TV SERIES) KIM

1998 BUTTER BLUSETTE FORD

1998 THE PRETENEDER (TV SERIES)  CYNTHIA SLOANE

1997 BETWEEN BROTHERS (TV SERIES) VANESSA

1997 STARGATE SG-1 (TV SERIES) DREY’ AUC

1997 TRUE WOMAN  MARTHA

1996 GARGOYLES: THE GOLIATH CHRONICLES ELISA MAZA

1994-96 GARGOYLES: THE GOLIATH CHRONICLES (TV SERIES) ELISA MAZA

1996 THE GREAT WHITE HYPE  BAMBI

1996 SOUL OF THE GAME LAHOMA

1995 ONCE UPON A TIME…WHEN WE ARE COLORED  MISS ALICE

1994 LILY IN WINTER ADA COVINGTON

1994 NEW YORK UNDERCOVER (TV SERIES)  TAMMY BARRETT

1994 A LOW DOWN DIRTY SHAME ANGELA

1994 SIOUX CITY JOLENE BUCKLEY

1994 ROCK (TV SERIES) DIANE HUBBARD

1994 A SPY RETURNS DIANNE SCOTT

1993 STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE 9 (TV SERIES) FENNA

1993 POSSE LANA

1993 SPACE RANGERS (TV SERIES)

1992 SILK STALKINGS (TV SERIES) SHELLEY

1992 HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW VALERIE

1992 MO’ MONEY PRETTY CUSTOMER

1992 PRECLUDE TO A KISS BRIDESMAID # 2

1991 UP AGAINST THE WALL DENISE

 

 

 

 

 

Vanessa Bell Calloway

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Vanessa Bell Calloway

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Vanessa Bell Calloway
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Bell Calloway, 2010.
Born Vanessa Bell
(1957-03-20) March 20, 1957 (age 60)
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater Ohio University
Occupation
  • Actress
  • dancer
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Anthony Calloway (m. 1988)
Children 2
Website vanessabellcalloway.com

Vanessa Bell Calloway (born March 20, 1957) is an American actress and dancer. Beginning her career as a dancer, Bell Calloway is perhaps best known for her role as Princess Imani Izzi (Eddie Murphy‘s arranged wife) in the 1988 comedy Coming to America. In the following years, Bell Calloway appeared in What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993), The Inkwell (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), and Daylight (1996). Bell Calloway had several starring roles on television series and movies, include first African American prime time soap opera, Under One Roof (1995). In recent years, she had the recurring roles on Hawthorne and Shameless. In 2016, she appeared in comedy-drama film Southside with You, and began starring as Lady Ella Johnson in the Bounce TV prime time soap opera, Saints & Sinners. Bell Calloway is an eight-time NAACP Image Award nominee.

Early life[edit]

Bell was born in Toledo, Ohio.[1] She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University, where she was a member of the African-American Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Calloway also studied dance with Alvin Ailey, George Faison, and Otis Sallid. Calloway began her career as a dancer in Michael Bennett‘s original Broadway production of Dreamgirls.[2][3] It was during this time period that Calloway directed the music video “Angel Man” for soul singer Rhetta Hughes. She also was in the ensemble of the short-lived musical Bring Back Birdie.[4]

Career[edit]

Bell Calloway began her acting career in the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children in 1985.[5] After moving to Los Angeles in 1986, she began appearing in episodes of prime time shows such as The Colbys, Falcon Crest, 227, China Beach, A Different World, and L.A. Law. She made her film debut on Number One with a Bullet (1987), before supporting role of Eddie Murphy‘s character’s arranged wife in the 1988 comedy Coming to America.[5] In 1990, Bell Calloway co-starred alongside Joe Morton in the ABC drama series, Equal Justice. During 1990s, Bell Calloway had number of supporting roles in films, including What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993) opposite Angela Bassett, The Inkwell (1994), and Crimson Tide (1995) as Denzel Washington‘s character wife. She also voiced main role in the 1992 animated comedy, Bébé’s Kids.[5] Bell Calloway also had number of leading and supporting roles in the made for television movies. In 1995, she co-starred opposite James Earl Jones and Joe Morton in the short-lived CBS prime time soap opera, Under One Roof, the first drama series that feature an African-American lead characters.[6] For her role on the series, Calloway was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. She also had the leading roles on the short-leved NBC sitcom Rhythm & Blues (1992–93), and starred alongside Larry Hagman as his girlfriend in the CBS drama Orleans (1997).

Bell Calloway, 2007.

In 2000s, Bell Calloway had the recurring roles on Boston Public and The District. She co-starred in films including The Brothers, All About You, Dawg, Biker Boyz, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, and Cheaper by the Dozen. Bell Calloway also guest starred on The Division, Strong Medicine, The Closer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Dexter, Rizzoli & Isles, and Castle. From 2010 to 2011, she had the recurring role in the TNT medical drama, Hawthorne. In 2011, she began appearing in the Showtime comedy-drama, Shameless.

In 2016, Bell Calloway was cast as lead character in the Bounce TV first prime time soap opera, Saints & Sinners.[7] She plays Lady Ella Johnson, the widow of pastor and manipulative “First Lady of the Church”.[8] Also in 2016, Bell Calloway co-starred as president Obama’s future mother-in-law, Marian Shields Robinson, opposite Tika Sumpter as Michelle Obama, in the comedy-drama film Southside with You, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.[9] She also guest starred on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy playing Arizona’s Lawyer.

Personal life[edit]

Bell Calloway has been married to anesthesiologist Dr. Anthony Calloway since 1988. The couple have two daughters, Ashley and Ally.[1] Ashley was one of the stars of the BET series Baldwin Hills which originally ran from 2007 until 2009.[10] Bell Calloway is cancer survivor.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Number One with a Bullet Woman
1988 Coming to America Imani Izzi
1989 Death Spa Marci Hewitt
1992 Bébé’s Kids Jamika Voice
1992 Why Colors? Short film
1993 What’s Love Got to Do with It Jackie Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
1994 Inkwell, TheThe Inkwell Francis Phillips
1995 Crimson Tide Julia Hunter
1996 Daylight Grace Calloway
1996 The Cherokee Kid Abby Holsopple
1998 Archibald the Rainbow Painter Diana
1998 When It Clicks Catherine Douglass Short film
2001 Brothers, TheThe Brothers Dr. Thelma Woolridge
2001 All About You Donna
2002 Dawg Christine Hodges
2003 Biker Boyz Anita
2003 Love Don’t Cost a Thing Vivian Johnson
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen Diana Philips
2007 Stompin’ Mrs. Jackson
2008 Lakeview Terrace Aunt Dorrie
2009 Truly Blessed Lynda
2009 Aussie and Ted’s Great Adventure Mrs. Jones
2009 Killing of Wendy Wendy
2012 The Undershepherd Deaconess Carter
2012 The Last Fall Marie Bishop
2012 Obama Effect, TheThe Obama Effect Molly Thomas
2012 A Beautiful Soul Guardian Angel
2013 Holla II Marion
2015 Message from a Mistress Heather
2015 The Preacher’s Son Elena
2015 The Bounce Back Ellen
2015 Medicine Men Eve
2015 LAPD African Cops
2015 Hustle vs. Heartache Hustle’s Mother
2016 Southside with You Marian Shields Robinson
2016 The Miki Howard Story Josephine Howard

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 All My Children Yvonne Caldwell
1985 Days of Our Lives Denise Preston
1986 Colbys, TheThe Colbys Lowell Sherman Episode: “The Trial
1986 Simon & Simon Julie Episode: “Act Five”
1987 227 Sherry Episode: “The Honeymoon’s Over
1989 In the Heat of the Night Audrey Moore Episode: “Accused
1989 Polly Nancy Television movie
1990 China Beach Sweet Hula Episode: “One Giant Leap
1990 Equal Justice Delia Wayne 4 episodes
1990 Polly: Comin’ Home Nancy Dodds Television movie
1991 Father Dowling Mysteries Emily Episode: “The Monkey Business Mystery”
1992 Stompin’ at the Savoy Dorothy Television Movie
1992–1993 Rhythm & Blues Colette Hawkins Series regular, 13 episodes
1993 Sinbad Show, TheThe Sinbad Show Michelle Michaels Episode: “The Par-tay”
1995 Touched by an Angel Debra Willis Episode: “The Driver
1995 Under One Roof Maggie Langston Series regular, 6 episodes
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
1996 Cherokee Kid, TheThe Cherokee Kid Abby Holsopple Television movie
1996 America’s Dream Miss Williams Television movie
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
1997 Sparks Monique Episode: “Too Hot Not to Cool Down”
1997 Orleans Dist. Atty. Rosalee Clark Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
1998 Prey Grace Episodes: “Revelations”
“Infiltration”
1998 Moesha Dr. Woods Episode: “Psyche Your Mind
1998 Temptations, TheThe Temptations Jonnie Mae Matthews Miniseries
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
1999 Malcolm & Eddie Viva Jensen Episode: “Daddio
2001 Boston Public Mrs. Michelle Ronning 3 episodes
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
2001 Division, TheThe Division Dana Episode: “The First Hit’s Free, Baby”
2002 One on One Michelle McCall Episode: “The Way You Make Me Feel”
2002 Parkers, TheThe Parkers Alaina Episode: “And the Winner Is…
2003–2004 The District Gwen Hendrix 5 episodes
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
2003–2004 10-8: Officers on Duty Gina Barnes Episodes: “Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Late for School
Love Don’t Love Nobody
2004 CSI: Miami Tonya Washington Episode: “Speed Kills”
2004 Strong Medicine Melanie Rhodes Episode: “Foreign Bodies”
2005 Joan of Arcadia Corey Phillips Episode: Shadows and Light
2006 Closer, TheThe Closer Lynn Talmadge Episode: “Slippin’
2006 All of Us Marvella James 2 episodes
2009 CSI Judge Himmel Episode: “Miscarriage of Justice”
2009 Cold Case Geraldine Watkins (1970) Episode: “Soul
2010 Dexter Crisis Counselor Episode: “Practically Perfect
2010–2011 Hawthorne Gail Strummer 12 episodes
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
2011–2016 Shameless Carol Fisher 18 episodes
2012 Ringer Royce Weigler Episode “I’m the Good Twin”
2012–2013 Rizzoli & Isles Assistant District Attorney 3 episodes
2013 Castle Beryl Wickfield Episode: “Time Will Tell”
2014 NCIS Sally Hammond Episode “Crescent City: Part 1”
2014 Reckless Judge Kress Episode “Parting Shots”
2015 Murder in the First Veronza Ervin 2 episodes
2016—present Saints & Sinners Lady Ella Johnson Series regular
2016 Grey’s Anatomy Lucinda Gamble Episodes: “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)” and “Mama Tried”

QUARRANT ANN KADWANI

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2017  TIME AFTER TIME (TV SERIES)  NEWSCASTER

2016 BROWN NATION (TV SERIES) VIDEO COUNTDOWN HOST

2016 FALLING WATER (TV SERIES) CONCIERGE

2016  LUKE CAGE (TV SERIES) REPORTER

2009-16  WHAT WOULD YOU DO (TV SERIES) FATIMA

2016 LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNITE (TV SERIES) STACEY KING

2015 THE BLACKLIST (TV SERIES) TECHNICIAN

2015 MR ROBOT (TV SERIES) INTERVIEWER

2015 SECRET DIARIES OF A TERRORIST (TV SERIES) SEVENTH WIFE

2014  THE THIEF   LISA

2014  YOUR GUY, MY GUY (SHORT) MARY

2014  BRASS (SHORT) DETECTIVE LARZA

2011  THE TAYLOR (SHORT) MUSLIM GIRL

2005  ALL MY CHILDREN (SOAP) CAMPAIGN WORKER

2004  AS THE WORLD TURNS (SOAP) FLIGHT PASSENGER

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2014  THEY CALL ME Q

 

The Manhattans

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The Manhattans

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The Manhattans in 1972
Background information
Origin Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Genres Rhythm and blues, soul
Years active 1962–present
Labels Carnival Records, Columbia Records, King Records

The Manhattans are an American popular R&B vocal group. Their work includes million-selling songs “Kiss and Say Goodbye” recorded in 1976 and 1980’s “Shining Star“.[1] The Manhattans have recorded twelve top 10 R&B hits in the United States charting on the Billboard chart for the first time in 1965.[2] Their 1983 song “Forever By Your Side” remains especially popular in Brazil thirty years after its release.

Early history[edit]

The Manhattans, originally from Jersey City, formed in 1962 with members George “Smitty” Smith (born December 18, 1939, Florida; died December 16, 1970), Edward “Sonny” Bivins (born Edward Jessie Bivins, Jr., January 15, 1936, Macon, Georgia;[3] died December 3, 2014, Basking Ridge Bernards Township, New Jersey), Winfred “Blue” Lovett (born Winfred Lorenzo Lovett, November 16, 1936, Jersey City; died December 9, 2014, Arizona),[4][5] Kenny “Wally” Kelley (born Kenneth Bernard Kelly, January 9, 1941, Jersey City; died February 17, 2015), and Richard “Ricky” Taylor (born in 1940; died December 7, 1987). Bivins, Lovett, and Kelley were graduating from Lincoln High School, while Taylor and Smith were graduating from Snyder High School.[6] All five enlisted in the armed forces and came together as a group following their discharges from their respective branches.

The group’s first single was “For the Very First Time,” released in 1964 by Carnival Records. They continued recording successfully with songs written by various members of the group. In 1968, the group received the “Most Promising Group” award by NATRA. In 1969, the group moved to the De Luxe record label, a subsidiary of King Records, subsequently embarking on a college tour. While playing at Kittrell College in North Carolina, the group met another group, the New Imperials, featuring Gerald Alston, nephew of The Shirelleslead singer, Shirley Alston-Reeves. They were so impressed with Alston that they asked him to join the group, but he declined.

Misfortune hit the group late in 1970 when George Smith fell down a flight of stairs and later took ill. With him unable to perform, the group began to search for a new lead. First they attempted to woo The Cymbals’ lead, Lee Williams, but he was unwilling to leave his current group. The group then renewed their request to Gerald Alston (born November 8, 1951, North Carolina), who accepted and took over the lead spot. Original lead singer George Smith died of a brain tumor on December 16, 1970, 2 days before his 31st birthday.

The Manhattans continued recording throughout the 1970s with Alston singing lead vocals. They struck chart gold in 1973 with the Bivins-written song “There’s No me Without You”. Then their biggest song to date was “Kiss and Say Goodbye,” written by Blue Lovett and arranged/co-produced with the group by the Philadelphia-based record producer Bobby Martin, a former member of the MFSB band of session musicians. The song quickly became a #1 chart topper on both the US Billboard Pop and R&B charts. It also became only the second single to go platinum[citation needed], after the RIAA introduced the award in 1976. Taylor left in 1976 to concentrate on his conversion to Islam. He died in 1987 after a long illness. The group continued as a quartet, and found further success in March 1980 with the release of “Shining Star,” which reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the R&B Chart. Produced and co-written by the Chicago-based record producer, Leo Graham, it received a Grammy Award the following spring.

In 1983, The Manhattans released the album Forever By Your Side, by Columbia Records, which brought the two singles the group that year. The first was the song “Crazy“, the great success of this album, peaked at #4 on the R&B chart. The second single was the title track “Forever By Your Side“, which had moderate success in the United States, peaked at #30 on the R&B chart, but has become a great success and a romantic classic in Brazil two years later, when she was part of the soundtrack of a soap opera in the country in 1985. The success made “Forever By Your Side” gain a Portuguese version the following year, called “Pra Sempre Vou Te Amar”, which also was successful in Brazil and was recorded by several Brazilian artists. Another highlight of this album Forever By Your Side was the song “Just The Lonely Talking Again”, written by the American singer and songwriter Sam Dees, which was originally recorded by The Manhattans this 1983 album and was later re-recorded by Whitney Houston on her second studio album Whitney in 1987.

The group celebrated its 20th anniversary in 1985 with the release of Too Hot To Stop It. It included the Evans/Smith-penned “When We’re Made As One,” originally recorded in 1966 but covered in an a cappella, doo wop style to emphasize the group’s doo wop roots. The album was also dedicated to George Smith.

The group continued until 1988. That year, Alston left to record as a solo artist, scoring with several major R&B hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s for Motown. Roger Harris was recruited as the new lead singer for the group, which moved to the new label, Valley Vue, when their Columbia recording contract expired.

Later history[edit]

The group’s largest shake-up was in December 1990, when Blue Lovett left the group, upon his doctor’s request, for health reasons. Kenny Kelley left to return to college to pursue his PhD. Bivins continued along with lead singer Roger Harris who had replaced Gerald Alston in 1988-89 along with new members. He recruited new members Charles Hardy and Harsey Hemphill, who in October 1990 had auditioned for Bivins but didn’t come aboard until after Lovett and Kelly left at the end of 1990. In early 1991 Bivins added Alvin Pazant, bringing the group back to a quintet. Harris proved to be only a short-term lead, and in April 1991 he was replaced by Wade Taylor. Taylor was replaced in July 1991 when Bivins recruited Lee Williams, the person whom they had originally wanted to replace George Smith.

In the 2000s, there were two versions of The Manhattans. One version featured original founding member Bivins, plus Hardy, Hemphill, Pazant and Williams. They released the CD Manhattans Now in 1994. In 1996 the group formed their own full-service music corporation company called Manhattan Entertainment Inc. In 2003 and 2007 they were featured artists in two theater plays, Girl He Aint Worth It and The Chicken Shack. In June 2013, the group released a single called “Just For Tonite” written by Bivins and Pazant and produced and arranged by Leroy Burgess. In 2015 Lee Williams retired and was replaced by Keni Jackson as the new lead singer.

The other version of The Manhattans featured original member Blue Lovett and Gerald Alston, lead singer on the group’s biggest hits. Other members include Troy May and David Tyson, brother of The TemptationsRon Tyson. In the past, the group also featured Eban Brown, now the lead vocalist for The Stylistics. This group has also released some CDs, including Even Now. This version of the group was featured in two PBS specials and performed at casinos and theaters across the United States. Alston appeared on Wu-Tang Clan‘s album, 8 Diagrams, on the song “Stick Me for My Riches” in 2007.

Edward “Sonny” Bivins, founding member of the Manhattans, died on December 3, 2014, at the age of 78. He sang on every Manhattans hit since the group’s inception, and wrote many of their hit songs. He led the Manhattans up until his death.[7]

Winfred “Blue” Lovett, the group’s original bass singer and songwriter, died on December 9, 2014, at the age of 78.[4] His bass voice was heard on many Manhattans hits, including the spoken word intro to “Kiss and Say Goodbye”.

Kenneth “Wally” Kelly, the last surviving original member of the group, died on February 17, 2015, at the age of 74.[8]

Lead singer Gerald Alston is the only member alive of the group’s heyday lineup.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications Record label
US
[9]
US
R&B

[9]
AUS
[10]
CAN
[11]
NLD
[12]
UK
[13]
1966 Dedicated to You 19 Carnival
1967 For You and Yours
1970 With These Hands De Luxe
1972 A Million to One 35
1973 There’s No Me Without You 150 19 Columbia
1974 That’s How Much I Love You 160 59
1976 The Manhattans 16 6 39 11 3 37
1977 It Feels So Good 68 12 78
1978 There’s No Good in Goodbye 78 18
1979 Love Talk 141 20
1980 After Midnight 24 4 77
1981 Black Tie 86 21
1983 Forever By Your Side 104 17
1985 Too Hot to Stop It 171 44
1986 Back to Basics
1989 Sweet Talk Valley Vue
2001 Even Now Beemark
2007 Reachin’ for the Sky KRB Music
2008 Men Cry Too S.D.E.G.
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

  • Live from South Africa (1999, Classic World)

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Record label
US
[9]
US
R&B

[9]
NLD
[12]
1980 Greatest Hits 87 18 Columbia
1990 Dedicated to You: Golden Classics, Part 1 Collectables
Sing for You & Yours: Golden Classics, Part 2
1995 The Best of the Manhattans: Kiss and Say Goodbye Columbia/Legacy
2000 Love Songs 72
2002 Super Hits
I’m the One That Love Forgot Collectables
2008 Sweet Talking Soul 1965-1990 Shout! Factory
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart Positions Certifications
US
[9]
US
R&B

[9]
US
A/C

[9]
AUS
[10]
CAN
[11]
NLD
[12]
NZ
[15]
UK
[13]
1964 “For the Very First Time”
“There Goes a Fool”
1965 “I Wanna Be (Your Everything)” 68 12 42
“Searchin’ for My Baby” (A-side) 135 20
“I’m the One That Love Forgot” (B-side) 135
“Follow Your Heart” 92 20
1966 “Baby I Need You” 96 22
“Can I” 23
“I Bet’cha (Couldn’t Love Me)” 128 23
“It’s That Time of the Year”
1967 “All I Need Is Your Love”
“When We’re Made as One” 31
“I Call It Love” 96 24
1968 “I Don’t Wanna Go”
“‘Til You Come Back to Me”
1969 “The Picture Became Quite Clear”
1970 “It’s Gonna Take a Lot to Bring Me Back” 36
“If My Heart Could Speak” 98 30
“From Atlanta to Goodbye” 113 48
1971 “Let Them Talk”
“I Can’t Stand for You to Leave Me”
1972 “A Million to One” (A-side) 114 47
“Cry If You Wanna Cry” (B-side) 48
“One Life to Live” 102 3
1973 “Back Up” 107 19
“Rainbow Week”
“There’s No Me Without You” 43 3
“Do You Ever” 40
“You’d Better Believe It” 77 18
“Wish That You Were Mine” 19
1974 “Summertime in the City” 45
“Don’t Take Your Love” 37 7 65
1975 Hurt 97 10 90 12 22 4
1976 Kiss and Say Goodbye 1 1 12 4 7 1 1 4
“I Kinda Miss You” 46 7 45
1977 “It Feels So Good to be Loved So Bad” 66 6 78
“It’s You” 43
“We Never Danced to a Love Song” 93 10 83
1978 “Am I Losing You” 101 6 96
“Everybody Has a Dream” 65
1979 “Here Comes the Hurt Again” 29
The Way We Were” / “Memories” (medley) 33
1980 Shining Star 5 4 21 67 6 2 45
  • RIAA: Platinum [14]
“Girl of My Dream” 30
“I’ll Never Find Another (Find Another Like You)” 109 12
1981 “Do You Really Mean Goodbye?”
“Just One Moment Away” 19
“Let Your Love Come Down” 77
1982 “Honey, Honey” 25
1983 Crazy 72 4 63
Forever by Your Side 30
1985 You Send Me 81 20 8 48
“Don’t Say No” 60
1986 “Where Did We Go Wrong?” (with Regina Belle) 42
1987 “All I Need” 41
1989 “Sweet Talk” 67
“Why You Wanna Love Me Like That” 62
1990 “I Won’t Stop” 79
2001 “Nites Like This”
2013 “Just for Tonite”
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Barbara Lynn

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Barbara Lynn

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Background information
Birth name Barbara Lynn Ozen
Born (1942-01-16) January 16, 1942 (age 75)
Origin Beaumont, Texas, United States
Genres Rhythm and blues, electric blues[1]
Occupation(s) Singer, guitarist, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1962–present
Labels Jamie, Tribe, Atlantic, Jetstream, Ichiban, Bullseye Blues, I.T.P., Antone’s, Dialtone

Barbara Lynn (born Barbara Lynn Ozen, later Barbara Lynn Cumby, January 16, 1942)[2] is an American rhythm and blues and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter.[1] She is best known for her R&B chart-topping hit, “You’ll Lose A Good Thing” (1962).

Life and career[edit]

She was born in Beaumont, Texas, and attended Hebert High School.[3] She played piano as a child, but switched to guitar, which she plays left-handed. Inspired by blues artists Guitar Slim and Jimmy Reed, and pop acts Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee, and winning several local talent shows, she created an all-female band, Bobbie Lynn and Her Idols.[2]

She began performing in local clubs in Texas.[3] Singer Joe Barry saw her and introduced Lynn to producer Huey P. Meaux, who ran SugarHill Recording Studios and several record labels in New Orleans. Her first single, “You’ll Lose A Good Thing”, co-written by her and Meaux, was recorded at Cosimo Matassa‘s J&M studio with session musicians including Mac Rebennack (Dr. John).[4] Released by Jamie Records, it was a number 1 US Billboard R&B chart hit and Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1962.[2] The song was later recorded by Aretha Franklin and became a country hit record for Freddy Fender. Reggae artist Mikey Dread also based the melody of his 1989 single “Choose Me” on this song.[5] Lynn also released an album, also titled You’ll Lose A Good Thing, which featured ten of her compositions.[2][3]

Unusually for the time, Lynn was a female African American singer who both wrote most of her own songs and played a lead instrument. Soon Lynn was touring with such soul musicians as Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, James Brown, Al Green, Carla Thomas, Marvin Gaye, Ike and Tina Turner, the Temptations, and B.B. King. She appeared at the Apollo Theater, twice on American Bandstand. In 1965, she had her song, “Oh Baby (We’ve Got A Good Thing Goin’)” (1964) covered by the Rolling Stones on their album The Rolling Stones Now! in America and Out Of Our Heads in the UK. She continued to record for the Jamie label until 1966 and had several more minor hits.[2]

In 1966 she signed to Meaux’s Tribe label, and recorded “You Left the Water Running,” which was covered by Otis Redding among others. She signed for Atlantic the following year, and recorded another album, Here Is Barbara Lynn, in 1968. She married for the first time, at age 28, in 1970 and had three children. This, together with dissatisfaction with poor promotion by the record company, contributed to her decision to largely retire from the music business for most of the 1970s and 1980s.[2] However, while living in Los Angeles, she occasionally appeared at local clubs, and released several singles on Jetstream and other small labels.[6]

In 1984 she toured Japan, and recorded a live album, You Don’t Have to Go, which was released later in the US. She resumed her recording career after her husband’s death, and returned to Beaumont, Texas, where her mother lived.[3] She also undertook further international tours, to Europe and elsewhere. In 1994, she recorded her first studio album for over twenty years, So Good, and released several more albums for various labels in later years.[2]

She continues to reside in Beaumont, and was given a Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1999.[3][7] In 2002, electronic musician Moby sampled Lynn’s “I’m A Good Woman” on his album 18.

She appears in the 2015 documentary film I Am the Blues.[8]

Discography[edit]

Chart singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions
US Pop[9] US
R&B
[10]
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
“To Love or Not to Love” 135
“(I Cried At) Laura’s Wedding” 68
1964 “Oh! Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin’)” 69 19[11]
“Don’t Spread It Around” 93 35[11]
1965 “It’s Better To Have It” 95 26
1966 “I’m a Good Woman” 129
“You Left The Water Running” 110 42
1968 “This Is The Thanks I Get” 65 39
1971 “(Until Then) I’ll Suffer” 31

Albums[edit]

  • 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)