You'll Lose a Good Thing
|"You'll Lose a Good Thing"|
|Single by Freddy Fender|
|from the album Rock 'N' Country|
|Writer(s)||Huey P Meaux and Barbara Lynn Ozen|
|Producer(s)||Huey P Meaux|
|Freddy Fender singles chronology|
"You'll Lose a Good Thing" is a popular song written by rhythm and blues artist Barbara Lynn Ozen, who, performing as Barbara Lynn, scored a 1962 Top 10 hit, and also the number 1 spot on the R&B charts, with her bluesy rendition of the song. Session Personnel on the original recording include Lloyd Toups on tenor sax, Barbara Lynn playing a left handed electric guitar, Lanny Bourdreaux on piano, Leroy Martin on bass, and Sherril Rivet on drums
Freddy Fender retained those bluesy, soulful elements when he recorded a country version of the song in 1975. In April 1976, the song became his fourth No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart.
David McAlmont and Bernard Butler also covered the song and it features of their 1995 album "The Sound Of McAlmont & Butler".
Barbara Lynn's recording featured in the film Hairspray.
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||32|
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- Blues Access Online: Barbara Lynn
- All Music Guide: Runnin' Out of Fools
- The Essential Rock Discography by Martin C. Strong (2006), pg. 413
- Whitburn, Joel, "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004", 2004 .
- Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs 1944-2005 - 6th Edition." 2006.
- Whitburn, Joel, "Top Pop Singles: 1955-2006," 2007.
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