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Linda Lyndell

Blue-eyed Southern soul diva Linda Lyndell remains best known for her 1968 pop hit "What a Man," later sampled for Salt-N-Pepa's 1993 hip-hop blockbuster "Whatta Man." Born and raised in Gainesville, FL, Lyndell attended both white and black churches as a child, absorbing the latter's gospel tradition so fully that by her teens she was singing with local R&B acts. In the years to follow Lyndell supported headliners including James Brown and Ike & Tina Turner. Through Atlanta DJ Dave Crawford, she also met the immortal Otis Redding, who recommended her to Stax Records producers Isaac Hayes and David Porter. Just weeks following Redding's tragic death in a plane crash on December 10, 1967, Lyndell cut her Crawford-produced Stax debut, "Bring Your Love Back to Me." An infectious stomper that would later earn great favor among Britain's Northern soul circles, it nevertheless earned little attention upon its original release. During a second Memphis session that spring, Lyndell, Crawford, and the Stax house band essentially improvised "What a Man" in just two takes. The single went on to reach the number 50 spot on the Billboard pop charts, but the increased visibility also called attention to the fact that Lyndell was a white woman singing black music, triggering threats from the Ku Klux Klan and other racist factions. In response she retired from performing and returned to Gainesville, living the next quarter century in seclusion. When rappers Salt-N-Pepa teamed with R&B vocal group En Vogue for their provocative 1993 single "Whatta Man," they borrowed Lyndell's original chorus in toto. She knew nothing of the appropriation until the first royalty check appeared in her mailbox, but the massive success of the hip-hop update proved the catalyst that inspired Lyndell to eventually resume her music career. In May 2003 she performed at the opening of Memphis' Stax Museum, highlighted by her first-ever public rendition of "What a Man." ~ Jason Ankeny
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: Stax 50th Anniversary. Celebration

Disc 1

1. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)

2. Last Night

3. You Don't Miss Your Water

4. Green Onions

5. Walking The Dog

6. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)

7. Candy

8. Respect

9. You Don't Know Like I Know

10. I Want Someone

11. Hold On, I'm Comin'

12. Let Me Be Good To You

13. Your Good Thing (Is About To End)

14. Knock On Wood

15. B-A-B-Y

16. Tramp

17. Soul Finger

18. Born Under A Bad Sign

19. Soul Man

20. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

22. Soul-Limbo

23. I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)

24. What A Man

26. Who's Making Love

27. I Forgot To Be Your Lover

28. I Like What You're Doing (To Me)

Disc 2

1. Time Is Tight

2. So I Can Love You

3. Walk On By

4. Do The Funky Chicken

5. Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone

6. Mr. Big Stuff

7. Never Can Say Goodbye

8. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get

9. Respect Yourself

10. Theme From Shaft

11. Son Of Shaft

12. That's What Love Will Make You Do

13. I've Been Lonely For So Long

14. Hearsay

15. In The Rain

16. I'll Take You There

17. Starting All Over Again

18. Dedicated To The One I Love

19. If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)

20. Cheaper To Keep Her

21. I'll Be The Other Woman

22. Woman To Woman

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Track List: The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968, Volume 9

Disc 1

1. Fool In Love

2. 'Cause I Love You

3. Gee Whiz

4. You Make Me Feel So Good

5. A Love Of My Own

6. Last Night

7. I Didn't Believe

8. I'm Going Home

9. (Mama, Mama) Wish Me Good Luck

10. Morning After

11. The Life I Live

12. About Noon

13. Burnt Biscuits

14. I Kinda Think He Does

15. Foxy

16. You Don't Miss Your Water

17. Formula Of Love

18. Goofin' Off

19. Wait A Minute

20. Sunday Jealous

21. That's The Way It Is With Me

22. No Tears

23. Pop-Eye Stroll

24. The Three Dogwoods

25. Why Should I Suffer With The Blues

26. Whot's Happenin'!

27. Just Across The Street

28. There's A Love

29. Can't Ever Let You Go

Disc 2

1. Green Onions

2. Behave Yourself

3. Any Other Way

4. I'll Bring It Home To You

5. Sack-O-Woe

6. These Arms Of Mine

7. Teardrop Sea

8. The Dog

9. Jelly Bread

10. I Told You So

11. Bo-Time

12. Home Grown

13. My Imaginary Guy

14. Just As I Thought

15. What A Fool I've Been

17. Don't Be Afraid Of Love

18. That's My Guy

19. Chinese Checkers

20. Somebody Mentioned Your Name

21. What Can I Do

22. That's What My Heart Needs

23. What Can It Be

24. Bango

25. Them Bones

26. Walking The Dog

27. I'll Show You

Disc 3

1. Pain In My Heart

2. Gee Whiz, It's Christmas

3. Mo' Onions

4. Frog Stomp

5. Can Your Monkey Do The Dog

6. You Won't Do Right

7. Wondering (When My Love Is Coming Home)

8. Each Step I Take

10. Who Will It Be Tomorrow

11. Come To Me

12. Don't Leave Me This Way

13. I Don't Want You Anymore

14. Restless

15. Somebody Stole My Dog

16. Big Party

19. Security

20. Dream Girl

21. Closer To My Baby

22. I've Got No Time To Lose

23. Young Man

24. Soul Dressing

25. After Laughter (Comes Tears)

26. Can't Explain How It Happened

27. Bush Bash

28. Please Return To Me

Disc 4

1. Jump Back

2. Chained And Bound

3. In My Heart

4. Spunky

5. Bar B-Q

6. The Sidewalk Surf

7. Can't Be Still

8. A Woman's Love

9. Yank Me (Doodle)

10. That's How Strong My Love Is

11. Mr. Pitiful

12. Don't Let Her Be Your Baby

13. Can't See You When I Want To

14. My Lover

16. How Do You Quit (Someone You Love)

18. Banana Juice

19. Little Sally Walker

20. A Place Nobody Can Find

21. Goodnight Baby

22. Boot-Leg

23. Outrage

24. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)

25. I'm Depending On You

26. Candy

27. Give You What I Got

Disc 5

1. Stop! Look What You're Doin'

2. Willy Nilly

3. Don't Have To Shop Around

4. Crying All By Myself

5. I Take What I Want

7. Respect

8. Make It Me

9. The World Is Round

10. In The Twilight Zone

11. Blue Groove

12. You Don't Know Like I Know

14. Be My Lady

15. Comfort Me

16. I Can't Turn You Loose

17. Just One More Day

18. I Want Someone

20. Philly Dog

21. I Had A Dream

22. Satisfaction

23. Things Get Better

24. I'll Run Your Hurt Away

25. Hot Dog

26. Let Me Be Good To You

27. Hold On, I'm Comin'

Disc 6

1. Laundromat Blues

2. Sugar Sugar

3. Share What You Got (But Keep What You Need)

4. Marching Off To War

5. My Lover's Prayer

6. Your Good Thing (Is About To End)

8. I Want A Girl

9. Knock On Wood

10. B-A-B-Y

11. My Sweet Potato

12. Booker-Loo

14. Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody

15. Never Like This Before

16. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)

17. Patch My Heart

18. Sister's Got A Boyfriend

19. Come To Me My Darling

20. When My Love Comes Down

21. Try A Little Tenderness

22. Crosscut Saw

23. Little Bluebird

24. Toe Hold

Disc 7

1. You Got Me Hummin'

2. You're Taking Up Another Man's Place

4. Please Uncle Sam (Send Back My Man)

5. Something Good (Is Going To Happen To You)

6. Raise Your Hand

8. I Don't Want To Lose Your Love

9. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby

11. Hip Hug-Her

12. Everybody Loves A Winner

13. Mini-Skirt Minnie

14. When Tomorrow Comes

16. I Love You More Than Words Can Say

17. If I Ever Needed Love (I Sure Do Need It Now)

18. Same Time Same Place

19. Tramp

20. Soul Finger

21. Knucklehead

22. Shake

23. Born Under A Bad Sign

24. Soothe Me

25. I Can't Stand Up

26. Don't Rock The Boat

Disc 8

1. My Inspiration

2. Love Sickness

3. Sophisticated Sissy

4. I'll Always Have Faith In You

5. How Can You Mistreat The One You Love

6. Love Is Doggone Good Thing

7. Groovin'

9. Glory Of Love

10. I'm A Big Girl Now

11. Wait You Dog

12. You Can't Get Away From It

13. Eloise (Hang On In There)

14. Knock On Wood

15. I'm Glad To Do It

16. Double Up

17. You Can't Run Away From Your Heart

18. I'll Gladly Take You Back

19. Soul Man

20. Daddy Didn't Tell Me

21. Give Everybody Some

22. On A Saturday Night

23. Don't Hit Me No More

24. Somebody's Sleeping In My Bed

25. Winter Snow

26. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday

27. What'll I Do For Satisfaction

28. Pick Up The Pieces

Disc 9

1. Down Ta My House

2. As Long As I've Got You

3. Soul Girl

4. Cold Feet

5. I Thank You

6. Wrap It Up

7. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

8. Don't Pass Your Judgement

9. Lovey Dovey

11. Big Bird

12. A Hard Day's Night

13. Next Time

14. A Tribute To A King

15. Every Man Oughta Have A Woman

16. Able Mable

17. The Memphis Train

18. I Think I Made A Boo Boo

19. What Will Later On Be Like

20. Hang Me Now

21. Soul Power

22. Bring Your Love Back To Me

23. A Dime A Dozen

24. Whatever Hurts You

25. The Happy Song (Dum-Dum)

26. (I Love) Lucy

27. I Ain't Particular

x

Track List: The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971

Disc 1

1. I Was Born To Love You

2. Precious, Precious

3. Send Peace And Harmony Home

4. Soul-Limbo

5. I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)

6. It's Been A Long Time Coming

7. What A Man

8. I Like Everything About You

9. Stay Baby Stay

11. So Nice

12. Long Walk To D.C.

13. Give 'em Love

14. Funky Mississippi

15. Lovin' Feeling

16. Where Do I Go

17. Bed Of Roses

18. Bring It On Home To Me

19. It's Unbelievable (How You Control My Soul)

20. Who's Making Love

21. Mighty Cold Winter

22. Hang 'Em High

23. You're Leaving Me

26. Running Out

28. I'll Understand

Disc 2

1. The Ghetto

2. Blues Power

3. The Echo

4. Funky Way

5. Take Care Of Your Homework

6. I Like What You're Doing (To Me)

7. I've Got To Have Your Love

8. Let 'em Down Baby

9. Love Is Here Today And Gone Tomorrow

10. It Ain't Long Enough

11. Mellow Way You Treat Your Man

12. Private Number

13. Time Is Tight

14. Double Or Nothing

15. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

16. So I Can Love You

18. One More Chance

19. I Wanna Be Good (To You)

20. Finger Lickin' Good

21. Tighten Up My Thang

22. My Whole World Is Falling Down

23. Testify (I Wonna)

24. Drowning On Dry Land

26. Don't Tell Your Mama

Disc 3

1. Mrs. Robinson

2. Love's Sweet Sensation

3. Just Because Your Love Is Gone

4. Chains Of Love

5. Happy

6. The Challenge

10. I Need You Woman

11. I've Got A Feeling

12. It's Time To Pay For The Fun (We've Had)

13. I Could Never Be President

14. By The Time I Get To Phoenix

15. Long And Lonely World

16. Midnight Cowboy

17. I've Fallen In Love (With You)

18. Slum Baby

19. The Best Part Of A Love Affair

20. By The Time I Get To Phoenix

21. Walk On By

25. You're Driving Me (To The Arms Of A Stranger)

Disc 4

1. Open Up Your Heart (Let Me In)

2. Why Is The Wine Sweeter (On The Other Side)

3. When Will We Be Paid

4. Grinder Man

5. Born Under A Bad Sign

6. What You Gonna Do

7. I'm So Glad

8. Beautiful Feelings

9. Your Love Was Strange

10. Love Bones

11. Hard To Say Goodbye

12. Got To Get Rid Of You

13. Habit Forming Love

14. My Thing Is A Moving Thing

16. When Tomorrow Comes

17. Wrapped Up In Love Again

18. Do The Funky Chicken

19. California Girl

21. Sang And Dance

22. Hold On, I'm Comin'

25. Black Boy

Disc 5

1. Bracing Myself For The Fall

2. All I Have To Do Is Dream

3. Singing About Love

4. Goodies

5. Just The Way You Are Today

6. The Creeper Returns

7. Guide Me Well

8. Give A Damn

9. Steal Away

10. Your Sweet Lovin'

12. Can't See You When I Want To

13. Never Be True

14. Can't You See What You're Doing To Me

15. Sixty Minute Man (Part 2)

16. The Preacher And The Bear

17. Something

18. Seeing Is Believin'

19. You're My Only Temptation

20. What I Don't Know Won't Hurt Me

21. Right, Tight And Out Of Sight

22. (What's Under) The Natural Do

Disc 6

1. My Girl

2. I Have Learned To Do Without You

4. Lonely Soldier

5. Heart Association

6. I Stand Accused

7. Brand New Day

8. Sweeter Tomorrow

9. Cool Strut

10. You Put The Sunshine Back In My World

11. Montego Bay

12. Got It Together (Parts 1 & 2)

13. Wade In The Water

14. You're Movin' Much Too Fast

15. The Best Years Of My Life

18. Soul Machine

19. (Follow Her) Rules And Regulations

20. (Do The) Push And Pull (Part 1)

21. Love Changes

23. Love Is Plentiful

Disc 7

1. Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom)

3. Too Many Lovers

4. Black Christmas

5. The Mistletoe And Me

6. Ask The Lonely

7. Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone

8. Finish Me Off

9. Oh, How It Rained

10. The Look Of Love

12. Melting Pot

13. That's The Way I Like It (I Like It That Way)

14. Mr. Big Stuff

15. You Make Me Want To Love You

16. Stop! In The Name Of Love

17. I Don't Wanna Lose You

18. (Girl) I Love You

19. The World Is Round

20. A Penny For Your Thoughts

21. Never Can Say Goodbye

22. I Don't Want To Be Like My Daddy

Disc 8

1. You've Got To Earn It

2. Hold On To It

3. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get

4. Born Too Late

6. That Other Woman Got My Man And Gone

7. If You Think It (You May As Well Do It)

8. Shame On The Family Name

9. Blood Is Thicker Than Water

10. Hijackin' Love

11. Sweetback's Theme

12. Breakdown, The (Part 1)

13. Pin The Tail On The Donkey

14. Them Hot Pants

16. It's Good To Be Careful (But It's Better To Be Loved)

17. Where Would You Be Today

18. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven

19. Got To Get Away From It All

20. Love's Creeping Up On Me

21. Show Me How

22. If I Give It Up, I Want It Back

23. Woman Named Trouble, A

Disc 9

2. Respect Yourself

4. You Think You're Hot Stuff

5. All For The Love Of A Woman

6. Theme From Shaft

7. Jamaica, This Morning

8. Gone! The Promises Of Yesterday

9. Girl, Come On Home

10. (Let Hurt Put You In The) Loser's Seat

11. My Baby Love

12. How Do You Move A Mountain

13. Black Nasty Boogie (Part 6)

14. Do The Funky Penguin (Part 1)

15. You've Got A Cushion To Fall On

16. Get Up And Get Down

17. Son Of Shaft

18. Don't Cha Mess With My Money, My Honey, Or My Woman

19. I Can Smell That Funky Music

20. A Sadness For Things

21. That's What Love Will Make You Do

22. Standing In For Jody

x

Track List: Zealous Records Presents: Soul Sides, Volume One

2. Masterpiece

3. Time And Place

5. Piece Of My Heart

7. What A Man

8. Live And Let Live

9. You're Gonna Miss Me

11. Ordinary Guy

12. Morning Sunrise

13. I Forgot To Be Your Lover

14. All Over Again

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