Barbara George

Barbara George (August 16, 1942, Smithridge, Louisiana - August 10, 2006, Chauvin, Louisiana) was an American R&B singer and songwriter. Born Barbara Ann Smith, she was raised in New Orleans and began singing in a church choir. She was discovered by singer Jessie Hill, who recommended her to producer Harold Battiste. Her first record on Battiste's AFO (All For One) record label, I Know (You Don't Love Me No More), which she wrote, was issued in late 1961, and both topped the R&B chart and made #3 in the pop charts. It was later recorded by many other artistes, including the Merseybeats, Ike and Tina Turner and Bonnie Raitt. Two subsequent releases, You Talk About Love and Send For Me (If You Need Some Lovin') on AFO and Sue reached the Hot 100 later in 1962 but failed to match the overwhelming success of her first hit. Later recordings met with more limited success, and she largely retired from the music business by the late 1960s, with a few subsequent attempts at a comeback being unsuccessful. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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