Barbara Acklin (28 February 1944, Oakland, California — 27 November 1998, Nebraska), born Barbara Jean Acklin the only child of Herman and Hazel Acklin, was a soul singer of the 1960s and 1970s. Events 202 BC - coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty 's rule Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Oakland (ˈoʊklənd founded in 1852 is the eighth-largest city in the U California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Events 1095 - Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Nebraska ( is a state located on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States and Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. Her biggest hit was "Love Makes a Woman" in 1968 which reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In Popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list&mdasha Chart &mdashof top Record chart are a method of ranking Music according to Popularity during a given period of time
As a teenager, she began singing in nightclubs while attending Dunbar Vocational High school. A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution Upon graduation, she was hired as a secretary for local record label by her cousin, saxophonist Monk Higgins. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music cousin in Kinship terminology is a relative with whom one shares a common Ancestor, but in modern usage the term is rarely used when referring to a The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind Milton Bland ( October 17, 1936 - July 3, 1986) better known as Monk Higgins, was an American Musician and Her first release was under the name Barbara Allen on his Special Agent label. Later, Higgins used Acklin as a background singer on his Chess Records sessions. A backing vocalist or backing singer (or especially in the US Chess Records was an American Record label based in Chicago Illinois.
In 1966, Acklin began working as a receptionist for record producer Carl Davis at Brunswick Records. In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Carl Davis CBE (born October 28, 1936, New York City, United States is an American conductor and Composer who has Brunswick Records is a United States based Record label. The label is currently distributed by Koch Entertainment. Always keeping in mind her goal of becoming a recording star, she persistently asked Davis to record her. Davis said that he would, but, in the meantime, he encouraged her to keep writing songs. A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both A song is a Musical composition. Songs contain vocal parts that are performed 'sung' and generally feature Words ( Lyrics) commonly followed Cornering Brunswick Records star Jackie Wilson, Acklin had him listen to a tune that she co-wrote with David Scott (formerly of The Exciters Band). Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson Jr ( June 9, 1934 &ndash January 21, 1984) was an American singer David Randolph Scott (born June 6, 1932) a former NASA astronaut was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA in October 1963 The Exciters were an American Pop music group of the 1960s They were originally a Girl group, although a male member (Herb Rooney was added later Wilson liked it and passed it on to Davis. Released September 1966, the song, "Whispers (Gettin Louder)" went to number six R&B and number 11 on the Hot 100 in the fall of 1966. Autumn (also known as fall in North American English) is one of the four Temperate Seasons Autumn marks the transition from Summer The song helped re-launch his career in the late 1960s. To return the favor, Wilson helped Acklin secure a recording contract with Brunswick. A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a Record label and a Recording artist (or group where the artist Acklin's first chart success came from "Show Me the Way to Go," a duet with Chandler, reaching number 30 R&B in the spring of 1968. A duet is a Musical composition or piece for two Performers In Classical music the term is most often used for a composition for two singers In July 1968, Acklin had a hit of her own with the extremely catchy "Love Makes a Woman," which went to number three R&B and number 15 on the Hot 100 in August 1968. The song also won a BMI Award.
Another Chandler/Acklin duet followed in October 1968. "From the Teacher to the Preacher" reached number 16 R&B and number 57 pop. Acklin's next charting singles were "Just Ain't No Love," "Am I the Same Girl" (covered by Dusty Springfield, Swing Out Sister and The Manhattan Transfer), "I Did It," "Lady Lady Lady," and "I Call It Trouble. Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien OBE ( 16 April, 1939 &ndash 2 March, 1999) professionally known as Dusty Springfield Swing Out Sister are a British pop group best known worldwide for their 1986 song " Breakout " The Manhattan Transfer is the name of two incarnations of an American vocal group with Tim Hauser being the only link between the two groups " In 1974, Acklin departed Brunswick for Capitol Records. Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as Her first single, "Raindrops," was a R&B hit in June of that year.
Prior to Brunswick releasing her "Am I the Same Girl", they removed her voice from the track and replaced it with a piano and released as the instrumental track "Soulful Strut," which became a massive hit for Young-Holt Unlimited. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers An instrumental is a Musical composition or recording without Lyrics or any other sort of Vocal music; all of the Music is produced by Unfortunately for Acklin, her release of the song did not get the promotion as "Soulful Strut" received. However, she was also proficient as a songwriter - in addition to "Whispers (Gettin' Louder)" for Jackie Wilson, she co-wrote "Have You Seen Her" with her husband Eugene Record, who was also the lead singer of The Chi-Lites, as well as several of their other biggest hits: "Oh Girl", "Stoned Out Of My Mind" and "Toby. Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson Jr ( June 9, 1934 &ndash January 21, 1984) was an American singer A husband is a Male spouse (participant in a Marriage, Civil union or Civil partnership. Eugene Record ( December 23, 1940 – July 22, 2005) was lead vocalist of Chicago based The Chi-Lites The Chi-Lites (pronounced "SHY-lights" in IPA, ˈʃaɪlaɪts are a Chicago -based smooth soul Vocal group, best known for their worldwide "
Barbara Acklin died from pneumonia on November 27, 1998. Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the Lung. Frequently it is described as lung Parenchyma / alveolar inflammation and abnormal Events 1095 - Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar)