Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday Soul: The Funky Lyn Collins

It's getting funky in here!

If you're an old-school hip-hop head, you will definitely recognize Lyn Collins' voice; the infectious sampled backing of Rob Base's 1987 hit, It Takes Two.

A Soul/Funk legend, Collins gained fame as a part of James Brown's Soul Revue of the early 70s. Along with vocalists Marva Whitney and Vicki Anderson, she became one of the Godmothers of Soul and an integral influence of early rap music.

Here's Lyn Collins, aka "The Female Preacher," performing Never Gonna Give You Up on Souuuul Train. Check for the Godfather himself behind her, leading the band in one sharp 70s suit.

Collins passed in 2005 and Brown in 2007 but their music never dies.


Anonymous said...

This is when Soul Train was really about soul!

Anonymous said...

Youngsters don't realize how many people James Brown fed back in the day and I really dont think they understand just what he did for black music in genral. Lyn Collins was a fox with a voice & seeing this video made my day.

Anonymous said...

Aw sucky sucky now...

Anonymous said...

Lyn Collins was carrying a lotta hair lol

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