Lyn Collins / June 12, 1948 - March 13, 2005

Big time funky birthday shout-out to the Female Preacher, goddess of funk, Lyn Collins. One of the James Brown divas and the voice responsible for "Think (About It)", one of the greatest tunes in the JB canon and a HEAVILY sampled tune, most famously in "It Takes Two" by Rob Base.

Texas-born, she made her local recording debut at 14 and came into Brown's gang in the early '70s, replacing Marva Whitney. She recorded several great singles and a couple of albums with Brown as producer before working as a session vocalist (including for the TV show Fame). She cut some house/dance records in the late '80s/early '90s (and even contributed to Patra's dancehall remake of her big hit) and saw her records reissued. She continued touring the international festival circuit until her death at 56.

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