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Barbara Lewis

Pop-soul doesn't get much better than Barbara Lewis, whose seductive, emotive croon took "Hello Stranger" to number three in 1963. The Michigan native had been writing songs since the age of nine, and began recording as a teenager with producer Ollie McLaughlin, who also had a hand in the careers of Del Shannon, the Capitols, and Deon Jackson. Lewis wrote all of the songs on her debut LP (including "Hello Stranger") and confidently handled harmony soul numbers (some with backing by the Dells) and more pop-savvy tunes, some of which, like "Hello Stranger," were driven by an organ and a bossa nova-like beat. Follow-ups to "Hello Stranger" didn't sell nearly as well (although one of her singles, "Someday We're Gonna Love Again," was covered by the Searchers for a British Invasion hit). In the mid-'60s she began doing some recordings in New York City, with assistance from producers like Bert Berns and Jerry Wexler, that employed more orchestral arrangements and pop-conscious material. The approach clicked, both commercially and artistically: "Baby I'm Yours" and "Make Me Your Baby" were both big hits, and both among the best mid-'60s girl group-style productions. Lewis cut an album in the late '60s for Stax (on the Enterprise subsidiary) that, as one would expect, gave her sound a grittier approach, without compromising the smooth and poppy elements integral to the singer's appeal. It passed mostly unnoticed, though, and Lewis withdrew from the music business after a few other singles. The "beach music" scene of the Carolinas remains a bastion of appreciation for Lewis' records, which continue to enjoy popularity and airplay there decades after their original release. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi
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love the hear her sing
you have good taste john tatum
one of the best songs she ever wrote!!!
Her best song
Hello Stranger sounds good today as it did then! Remember RQ/rxh
Cruiseing colton with my little sister
ALL THE LADIES OF THE GREAT 60S MUSIC WAS GREAT THANK YOU SMILE...
R.I.P JOHNNIE AND FLOYD TAYLOR YOU WOULD BE MISSED IN CHICAGO SMILE.. LAST TWO DOLLARS THE SONG OF THE TIME.......
And she still is around today
whrs my keys!!! gotta roll tha LowRider!!!
EVERYTIME I HEAR MOTOWN MUSIC THAT WAS REAL MUSIC AND THANK U MR. GORDY FOR BRINGING CHILDREN THEIR IN THE DAY TO EXPRESS THEY SELVES...
MANY WOMENS BACK IN THE DAY WAS REAL DIVAS OF THEIR DAY AND PAVE THE WAY FOR THE UPCOMING FEMALE SINGERS OF THE DAY SMILE..
love it!!
Classy lady and very beautiful music.
Yougo
Yep
this lady is one of the unsung heroes of our day...But thank God many of us know her music, her talent and hopefully she knows how much she is appreciated by so many of us. THANK YOU BARBARA....
60's last decade of innocence. LOVE
Memories of a 12yr girl at a winny roast low danceing in a dark corner.with her crush wanting to grow up toooo fast
hello stranger , I love this song.
She is so awesome...I' v e decided today to discover her music. By the way if you go on YouTube you can see recent performances of her doing Hello Stranger. Amazing this legend still sounds the same.
Ahhhhhhhh YES !!!
mark.spinner
mary wells and barbara lewis two of the all time greats
Love the songs you can FEEL. If you can't feel the plaintive heartbreak in this one...you don't HAVE a heart.
My most favorite all-time song. So many wonderful memories.
wear are the artists with that melody
hello stranger
she is a great singer even by todays standards
Singing her a++ off
Love her !!
she was one of the best back in the day
This has been a favorite of mine for 30+ years.
johnharris48
I always loved her songs..such a soft sultry voice
HELLO STRANGER.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I love this music
sing it my sista!!!
One of the greatest voices of all time.takes me back to my youth.
me too Cindy...
hello stranger still makes me cry
I love Mary, makes me smile
Hello Stranger is still the best song. Memories of the love of my life.
She is the absolute best female artist of all time. Nothing like her
robinsnestx1 5 h o m e
a perfect Beach song....
WHEN BARBARA SANG, SHE ALWAYS BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES. SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST. I MISS HER SINGING VERY MUCH.
I love this stuff, many memories were created. Makes me feel young. Kids today need this kind music!
sharkslover1
I Love This Song!
the best!
bronzequeen1 5 2 3
In 1963 I was just 12 and was visiting an aunt in Detroit when this song was released. This song along with Smokey Robinson hits were all the rage as we listened on portable radios!
zydecomark
She will always be Remembered !
love the slow and warm
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