Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis in 1966

Background details Birth name Barbara Ann Lewis Born February 9, 1943(age76) Salem , Michigan, United States

Genres R&B/ Soul

Occupations Singer, songwriter

Labels Atlantic Barbara Ann Lewis (birthed February 9, 1943)is an American vocalist and also songwriter whose smooth design affected rhythm as well as blues.

Lewis was birthed in Salem(Salem Township is a basic legislation municipality of Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan, situated northeast of Ann Arbor). She was composing and also tape-recording by her teenagers with document manufacturer Ollie McLaughlin, a black DJ at Ann Arbor radio terminal WHRV, currently WAAM. Lewis’initial solitary launch in 1962, the uptempo”My

Heart Went Do Dat Da,”did not chart across the country, however was a regional hit in the Detroit, Michigan location. She created every one of the tracks on her launching LP, consisting of the hit “Hello Stranger “which got to # 3 on the U.S. Billboard Warm 100 graph, and also included substantial use the Hammond body organ. Lewis had modest follow-up hits with”Straighten Up Your Heart” (# 43)as well as her initial” Puppy Love”(# 38)prior to Bert Berns generated her million-seller “Baby I’m Yours “( U.S. # 11), created by Van McCoy. Berns additionally generated the followup” Make Me Your Baby”(U.S. # 11 )which had actually initially been taped by the Pixies Three, as well as Lewis’ last Top 40 hit” Make Me Belong to You”(# 28 in 1966), composed by Chip Taylor and also Billy Vera.

On 8 August 1969, along with starlet Joanna Pettet, Lewis had lunch at your home of Sharon Tate in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, a couple of hrs prior to Tate’s murder there throughout the evening that adhered to.

At the end of the years, she launched a grittier-sounding cd on Stax Records.

Over the following years, a variety of various other musicians had success with Lewis’ tunes. Her very own structure “Hello Stranger”– which had actually been reprise in 1966 by the Capitols– was a local hit in 1973 as reprise by Fire & & Rain and also in 1977 Yvonne Elliman’s variation got to the United States Top 20 as well as the UK Singles Chart Top 30: Elliman’s variation additionally covered the United States Easy Listening graph for 4 weeks. In 1985 Carrie Lucas ‘remake of”Hello Stranger”was a Top 20 R&B hit as well as in 2004 Queen Latifah reprise “Hello Stranger” for her The Dana&Owens Album. Lewis had actually quit of public sight for several years after her occupation slowed down in the 60s. It

was just after Elliman’s hit in 1977 that she was located by Casey Kasem for his AT40 program on 6-4-77. According to Casey no one understood where she wound up, including her representative that did not also recognize just how to send her look for the Elliman recording of her track. According to Kasem she was wishing to be uncovered in Michigan when he located her.”Baby I’m Yours “charted in variations by nation vocalist Jody Miller as well as Debby Boone (the B-side of her solitary “God Knows “).

In Canada, Suzanne Stevens had a hit in 1975 with a nightclub variation of”Make Me Your Baby”. Cover variations of her tunes proceed right into the brand-new millennium with the Arctic Monkeys consisting of a variation of “Baby I’m Yours “as a B-side to their 2006 solitary”Leave Before the Lights Come On”. In 1995, Lewis'”Baby I’m Yours “was included on the soundtrack for the movie The Bridges of Madison County, and also in 2016″Hello

Stranger “was included on the soundtrack for the movie Moonlight. She obtained the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm as well as Blues Foundation in 1999. In 2016, Barbara Lewis was sworn in right into the Michigan Rock as well as Roll Legends Hall of Fame. Wellness concerns required Lewis to relinquish vocal singing

in 2017. Hi Stranger (1963)Snap Your Fingers( 1964)Baby, I’m Yours(1965)It’s Magic(1966)Workin’On A Groovy Thing (1968)The Many Grooves Of Barbara Lewis(

1970)” Hello Stranger “– May 1963– U.S. # 3, U.S. R&B # 1(2 weeks)”Straighten Up Your Heart”– August 1963– U.S.


  • 43; b/w “If You Love Her”– U.S. #
  • 131″ Puppy Love”– January 1964– U.S. # 38; b/w”Snap Your Fingers “December 1963– U.S. # 71″Baby I’m Yours”– June 1965– U.S. # 11″Make Me Your Baby “– September 1965– U.S.
  • # 11 “Don’t Forget About Me”– January 1966– U.S. # 91″ Make Me

Belong To You

  • “– July 1966– U.S. # 28 “Baby What Do You Want Me To Do”– October 1966– U.S. # 74″I’ll Make Him Love Me”– April 1967– U.S. # 72 “My Heart Went Do Dat Da” “My Mama Told Me”” Think A Little Sugar “(other side of “Hello Stranger” )”How Can I Say Goodbye”” Spend A Little Time” “Someday
  • We’re Gon na Love Again “”Pushin’A Good Thing Too Far””I Remember The Feeling(other side of”Baby What Do You Want Me To Do”)”Thankful For What I Got “”Sho’Nuff(It’s Got To Be Your Love
  • )””Love Makes The World Go Round”– a cover of a struck by Deon Jackson”On Bended Knee”


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