Lynn White Biography

6 August 1953, Mobile, Alabama, USA. Having trained her voice in church, when White took a part-time job at bluesman Big Ike Darby’s record store, she sang along with the records as they played. She had become store manager before her boss realized her ability. Already aware of her brother Larry Saunders’ ability as a soul singer, Darby nurtured her talent, releasing an album and a number of singles, including ‘Blues In My Bedroom’ and her answer to B.B. King’s hit, ‘I Didn’t Make My Move Too Soon’, on his Darby and Sho Me labels. Her 1982 single, ‘I Don’t Ever Wanna See Your Face Again’, was picked up for national distribution by Willie Mitchell’s Waylo label. Mitchell acquired her contract and re-recorded ‘Blues In My Bedroom’. Despite showing a strong talent, White’s subsequent records bore too many resemblances to Mitchell’s previous work with Ann Peebles, although each album contained worthwhile examples of an original style.


Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.


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