Continuing our programme of releases from the vaults of Chicago’s Brunswick Records, here we present every released solo recording that the late Barbara Acklin made for the label, including all the songs featured on her five album releases plus two non-album singles sides, on a mid-price 2 CD set.
Recording for Brunswick between 1966 and 1972, Acklin scored seven R&B hits for the label (most of which were Pop hits), as well as two hit duets with Gene Chandler. Unlike most of her contemporaries, Barbara co-wrote most of her material: she originally came to the attention of Brunswick as result of Jackie Wilson’s comeback hit recording of her song "Whispers (Getting Louder)", and went to write many of the Chi-Lites’ hits with Eugene Record (including "Have You Seen Her?" and "Oh Girl").
Featured here are the hit singles "Love Makes A Woman", "Just Ain’t No Love" and "Am I The Same Girl" (also issued as an instrumental hit, "Soulful Strut" by Young Holt), along with several Burt Bacharach covers. Appealingly packaged, the booklet includes full annotation.