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Barbara Lewis


Pop-soul doesn’t get superior to Barbara Lewis, whose seductive, emotive croon took “Hi there Stranger” to number 3 in 1963. The Michigan indigenous had been composing songs because the age group of nine, and started recording as an adolescent with manufacturer Ollie McLaughlin, who also acquired a submit the professions of Del Shannon, the Capitols, and Deon Jackson. Lewis composed every one of the songs on her behalf debut LP (including “Hello Stranger”) and confidently taken care of harmony soul quantities (some with support from the Dells) and much more pop-savvy music, a few of which, like “Hello Stranger,” had been powered by an body organ along with a bossa nova-like defeat. Follow-ups to “Hi there Stranger” didn’t sell almost aswell (although among her singles, “Someday We’re Gonna Like Once again,” was included in the Searchers to get a British Invasion strike). Within the middle-’60s she started performing some recordings in NEW YORK, with the help of makers like Bert Berns and Jerry Wexler, that used more orchestral preparations and pop-conscious materials. The strategy clicked, both commercially and artistically: “Baby I’m Yours” and “Make Me YOUR CHILD” had been both big strikes, and both one of the better middle-’60s woman group-style productions. Lewis lower an recording in the past due ’60s for Stax (within the Business subsidiary) that, as you would expect, offered her audio a grittier strategy, without diminishing the clean and poppy components integral towards the singer’s charm. It passed mainly undetected, though, and Lewis withdrew through the music business following a few additional singles. The “seaside music” scene from the Carolinas continues to be a bastion of gratitude for Lewis’ information, which continue steadily to enjoy recognition and airplay there years after their unique release.

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Full Name Barbara Lewis
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Awards Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award
Music Songs Hello Stranger, Baby I'm Yours, Make Me Your Baby, Make Me Belong to You, Think a Little Sugar, My Heart Went Do Dat Da, Straighten Up Your Heart, Someday We're Gonna Love Again, I Remember the Feeling, Pushin' a Good Thing Too Far, I'll Make Him Love Me, Thankful for What I Got, My Mama Told Me, Don't Forget About Me, Spend a Little Time, Snap Your Fingers, Love Makes The World Go Round, Baby What do You Want Me to Do, Gonna Love You Till The End Of Time, Sho-Nuff, Love Is A Castle, Just the Way You Are Today, Does Anyone Want A Lover, If You Love Her, Puppy Love, We're Too Young To Marry, I'll Keep Believin', How Can I Say Goodbye, You're A Dream Maker, You Made Me a Woman, I'm All You've Got, Workin' On A Groovy Thing
Albums The Complete Atlantic Singles, Baby, I'm Yours, The Many Grooves Of Barbara Lewis, It's Magic, Id Like To Hear That Song Again, Pansies, Splash Of Color, Snap Your Fingers, Over The Top Hits, Noble Blue, Best Of Mix, Fabulous Hits, Fabulous Creature, Hello Stranger, Working On A Groovy Thing, Quiescent Point, Conversations, The Seasons Greetings From, Adrift, All Day Lazing, Hello Stranger: The Best of Barbara Lewis, Her Very Best, Rhino Hi-Five: Barbara Lewis, Colorful Garden, Secret Meeting, Baby I'm Yours, Expensive Bling, In The Wild West, Mega Hits For You, The Last Lullaby, Meet And Greet On Broadway, Favourite Dish, Open Stage, Amusement Park, Happy Sounds, Remind and Reflecting, Enjoy Your Time, Black Or White, Hidden Insights, Gaudy Colours, Art Collection, Expanse, In That Golden Summer Time, Beach Promenade, Always The Best Hits, Confectioner's, Extravagant, Freedom Loving, Best Of, Imposingly, Hide And Seek

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Moonlight 2016/I performer: "Hello Stranger" / writer: "Hello Stranger"
The Blacklist 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Focus 2015/II performer: "Love Makes The World Go Round"
The Wire 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Talk to Me 2007 performer: "Hello Stranger" / writer: "Hello Stranger"
An American Crime 2007 performer: "Baby, I'm Yours"
Cheap 2005 performer: "Baby I'm Yours", "Hello Stranger" / writer: "Hello Stranger"
Crossing Jordan 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chasing Amy 1997 performer: "Puppy Love" 1966 / writer: "Puppy Love" 1966
The Bridges of Madison County 1995 performer: "Baby, I'm Yours"
Something About Love 1988 performer: "Hello Stranger" / writer: "Hello Stranger"
Clean and Sober 1988 performer: "Hello Stranger" / writer: "Hello Stranger"
The Midnight Hour 1985 TV Movie performer: "Baby I'm Yours" - uncredited
Shindig! 1965 TV Series performer - 2 episodes



Ready, Steady, Go! 1966 TV Series Herself
Where the Action Is 1965 TV Series Herself
Shindig! 1965 TV Series Herself - Singer

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