Thanks to Ron Weinstock's blog entry, we are presented with Barbara Lynn. The "triple-threat" is as a songwriter and left-handed guitarist and, natch, as a vocal stylist. Her only hit was 50 years ago but she has a rich performance/recording history * No Wiki (shameful!) or Website or social media presence (that I could find) but a good bio and discog here:
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/barba...9973/biography and http://www.allmusic.com/artist/barba...73/discography << She has some terrif compilations, by era and by label--check'm out.
Some tunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Y7sEO7Low << That's Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown with her in this TV series appearance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoaLCc2jR_g << her ace tune on a Chicago TV appearance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16mD5sKPGi0 << as deep as "Deep Soul" gets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAxHgNbM4SA << Stands right there with Etta James and Irma Thomas' versions.
* How many terrific singers don't have even that 1 hit? That hers is such a rich performance on such a classic song? ...Icing on the cake.