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Trudy Lynn

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Trudy Lynn born August 9, 194723 is an American electric blues and soul blues singer and songwriter, whose recorded work has been released on nine albums1

The Allmusic journalist, Alex Henderson, noted that "Lynn isn't one to hold back emotionally; like Koko Taylor and Etta James, she screams, shouts, testifies and gets her points across in a highly convincing way"4


  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Festival work
  • 3 Discography
    • 31 Studio albums
    • 32 Compilation albums
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


She was born Lee Audrey Nelms3 in the Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas, United States5

Her professional singing career began in the mid-1960s, when she sang with the guitarist Albert Collins and then later, Clarence Green Use of her stage name of Trudy Lynn was in place when she performed with the Rhythmaires in the late 1960s3 Her early work was in the rhythm and blues genre, and she once opened for Ike & Tina Turner1 In the 1970s, Lynn expanded her performing base from clubs in Houston, to regional work and then overseas3

Lynn's recording career did not start until 1989, when Ichiban Records released the first of five albums she recorded for them Her debut, Trudy Sings the Blues, included her cover version of "Ball 'n' Chain"6 It reached No 76 in the US Billboard R&B albums chart7 The following year, Come to Mama also peaked at No 76 in the same chart7 A mixture of southern soul and blues, her early albums were produced by Buzz Amato1 Her 1999 release, U Don't Know What Time It Is, issued by Ruf Records, was short of double entendres in the lyrics, which had been a trademark up to that time8 The album included keyboards input from Lucky Peterson, with Bernard Allison on guitar9 Her live album, Blues Power: Trudy's Blues 2004, had guitar work by Carl Weathersby10

One of her most recent outputs was I'm Still Here, released in May 200611 It was recorded with the Calvin Owens Blues Orchestra12 I'm Still Here was nominated for a Blues Music Award in 2007 in the 'Best Soul Blues Album' category13 Lynn herself was nominated as 'Best Soul Blues Artist'14 In 2014, Lynn was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the 'Koko Taylor Award Traditional Blues Female' category15 Her album, Royal Oaks Blues Cafe, reached number one in the Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart in September 201416

Festival workedit

At the Chicago Blues Festival, one newspaper journalist described her as "enthralling", whilst in her home town at the Juneteenth Blues Festival, she was described as the 'Blues Artist of the Year'14 Lynn appeared at the Notodden Blues Festival in both 1999 and 2009, and with Little Milton at the San Francisco Blues Festival in 2001 In 2014, she performed at the Lucerne Blues Festival


Studio albumsedit

Year Title Record label
1989 Trudy Sings the Blues Ichiban Records
1990 Come to Mama Ichiban Records
1991 The Woman in Me Ichiban Records
1993 I'll Run Your Hurt Away Ichiban Records
1994 24 Hour Woman Ichiban Records
1999 U Don't Know What Time It Is Ruf Records
2002 Memories of You Jus Blues Records
2004 Blues Power: Trudy's Blues live Isabel Records
2006 I'm Still Here Sawdust Alley Records
2013 Royal Oaks Blues Cafe feat Steve Krase Connor Ray Music
2015 Everything Comes With A Price Connor Ray Music


Compilation albumsedit

Year Title Record label
1995 The First Lady of Soul Ichiban Records
1996 Here Comes Trudy!: The Best of Trudy Lynn Japan only – import
1998 Retrospectives Ichiban Records
2002 American Roots: Blues Ichiban Records


See alsoedit

  • List of electric blues musicians
  • List of soul-blues musicians


  1. ^ a b c d e Carpenter, Bil "Trudy Lynn – Music Biography, Credits and Discography" AllMusic Retrieved 2013-05-23 
  2. ^ "Texas Birth Index, Roll No 1947_0009" Searchancestrycouk Retrieved 23 May 2013 
  3. ^ a b c d Wood, Charles Roger 2003 Down in Houston: Bayou City blues 1st ed Austin, Texas, United States: University of Texas Press pp 177/9 ISBN 0-292-79159-3 
  4. ^ Henderson, Alex "Come to Mama – Trudy Lynn : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards" AllMusic Retrieved 2013-05-23 
  5. ^ "Max C Talent – Trudy Lynn" Maxctalentgroupcom Retrieved 2013-05-23 
  6. ^ Frantz, Niles J "Sings the Blues – Trudy Lynn : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards" AllMusic Retrieved 2013-05-23 
  7. ^ a b "Trudy Lynn – Awards" AllMusic Retrieved 2013-05-23 
  8. ^ Hamilton, Andrew 1999-10-19 "U Don't Know What Time It Is – Trudy Lynn : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards" AllMusic Retrieved 2013-05-23 
  9. ^ "George Graham Reviews Trudy Lynn's "U Don't Know What Time It Is"" Georgegrahamcom 2004-02-15 Retrieved 2013-05-23 
  10. ^ "Blues Power: Trudy's Blues – Trudy Lynn : Credits" AllMusic 2004-08-10 Retrieved 2013-05-23 
  11. ^ "I'm Still Here – Trudy Lynn : Credits" AllMusic 2006-05-23 Retrieved 2013-05-23 
  12. ^ Olivia Flores Alvarez 2006-07-27 "Trudy Lynn with the Calvin Owens Blues Orchestra – - Music – Houston" Houston Press Retrieved 2013-05-23 
  13. ^ Bradley, Andy 2010 House of Hits 1st ed Austin, Texas, United States: University of Texas Press p 248 ISBN 0-292-71919-1 
  14. ^ a b "Blog Archive : Trudy Lynn: Bringing back the blues" Defender Network 2012-02-09 Retrieved 2013-05-23 
  15. ^ "2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees and Winners" Bluesaboutcom Retrieved 2014-05-16 
  16. ^ "Royal Oaks Blues Café – Steve Krase,Trudy Lynn – Awards – AllMusic" AllMusic Retrieved 13 February 2015 
  17. ^ "Trudy Lynn Discography and Music at CD Universe" Cduniversecom Retrieved 2013-05-23 

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