Barbara Brown released a handful of singles in
the late 60s but left even more in the studio.
Over the years those recordings have slowly
been released, but "Got To Be Somebody"
imagines them in context as an LP that might
have been released at the time.
These 13 tracks include all four singles that
were released by Barbara - sometimes under
the name Barbara & The Browns - and the
music is now recognised as some of the
greatest to have come out of Memphis at that
These tracks are produced by Charles
Chalmers and feature the cream of Memphis
musicians including Reggie Young, Bobby
Wood and most of the rest of the American
Studios session players.
Brown was a local singer who worked in
gospel with her sisters before recording for
Stax and then signing to Sounds Of Memphis /
XL. She scored one Top 100 hit with 'Big Party'