Barbara Acklin

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by Barbara Acklin

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28 February 1944, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 27 November 1998, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. A vocalist in the style of Dionne Warwick and Brenda Holloway, Acklin first recorded for Special Agent under the name Barbara Allen. In 1966, following a spell as a backing singer, she worked as a receptionist at the Brunswick Records offices, and submitted some of her own compositions to producer Carl Davis. One of these, ‘Whispers’, co-written with David Scott (of the Five Dutones), was a major hit... Read more

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soul
northern soul
female vocalists
funk
rhythm and blues
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