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Barbara Crosby was born on January 9, 1941 in St. Louis and began singing in church as a choir girl, eventually forming a family gospel group called The Crosby Sisters. She joined a singing/dancing troupe in grade school and went on to sing in the high school choir, around which time she also helped start a singing group called the Comest Combo that played popular material at local clubs. In 1963, she joined a locally popular group called The Petites and met Oliver Sain through her brother-in-law (she adopted her husband's last name, Carr) and successfully auditioned to join Sain's band.

Carr signed a solo contract with Chess in 1966 and recorded soulful singles like "Don't Knock Love," "I Can't Stop Now," and "Think About It Baby" over the next few years. Without much success, she stopped recording for a period in the late '60s to raise her children, and then returned to Chess circa 1970, albeit still without much recognition. She left Sain's band in 1972, and sang with a number of other, mostly short-lived groups around the St. Louis area. Carr recorded another single for Gateway in the late '70s, "Physical Love Affair," but again found little promotional support.

She and her husband eventually formed their own label, Bar-Car, in 1982, and Carr issued a number of singles over the next few years, many recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals studios in Alabama. This material helped form the basis for Carr's first full-length album, 1989's "Good Woman Go Bad", which was later reissued on Paula in 1994. A second collection, "Street Woman", was released on Bar-Car on cassette in 1992, then upgraded to CD in 1994. Word of Carr's recordings began to spread, and she wound up signing with the Ecko label in 1996, releasing her label debut, "Footprints On The Ceiling" in 1997. Her next record, "Bone Me Like You Own Me" solidified her reputation in the Soul Blues world. After a few more releases on Ecko Carr departed the label releasing a record plaintively titled "On My Own" followed by a forgettable disc for Mardi Gras ("Talk To Me") before returning to Ecko records in 2006.

Album Discography

Barbara Carr Good Woman Go Bad"Good Woman Go Bad" (Bar Car 1989; Paula 1994)

1 Messing With Your Mind
2 See Saw
3 Summer Nites
5 Not a Word
6 Oh What a Price
7 What's Wrong
8 Let Me Entertain You
9 Reaching Out to You
10 When You Love Somebody

Barbara Carr Street Woman"Street Woman" (Bar Car 1992)

Barbara Carr Footsprints On The Ceiling "Footprints On The Ceiling" (Ecko 1997)

1. Good Looks Can Get Him But It Takes Good Lovin' to Keep Him Home
2. Footprints on the Ceiling
3. God Blessed Our Love
4. If You Can't Cut the Mustard
5. I Just Wanna Make Love to You
6. Bo Hawk Grind, The
7. Right Kind of Love, The
8. Anybody's Man Tonight
9. Make Me Feel It Like You Feel It Too
10. We're Gonna Boogie

Barbara Carr Bone Me Like You Own Me "Bone Me Like You Own Me" (Ecko 1998)

1. Long on Talk, Short on Love
2. Bone Me Like You Own Me
3. Livin' a Lie
4. Show Me No Mercy
5. Juke Joint Jumpin'
6. Not a Word
7. If the Lord Keeps the Thought of You Out of My Head, I'll Keep ...
8. I'm a Woman
9. Bit Off More Than You Could Chew
10. Let's Do It

Barbara Carr "What A Woman Wants" (Ecko 1999)

1. If I Don't Holler
2. Woman Always Gets Her Way, A
3. Got My Name on Your Thang
4. Rainbow
5. Your Kind of Lovin' Ain't Good Enough
6. That Old Booty Green
7. Let a Real Woman Try
8. Blues in the Bed
9. Good Woman Go Bad
10. Man Knows How to Love, The

Barbara Carr Stroke It"Stroke It" (Ecko 2000)

1. Good With Your Hips
2. I Love Him With a Feeling
3. Hootchie Dance
4. Make Me Feel It Like You Feel It Too
5. Woman Can Take It and She Can Dish Out, A
6. Love Call
7. Good Woman Ain't Got No Time for a Cheatin' Man, A
8. Stroke It
9. Be a Woman
10. Give a Woman What She Wants

Barbara Carr "The Best Woman" (Ecko 2001)

1. Best Woman Won, The
2. Shont Dont Dont
3. Hooked on You
4. I've Got the Love
5. Same Ole Same Ole
6. As Long as You Were Cheating
7. I've Been Partying at the Hole in the Wall
8. Hooked on Your Love Bone
9. Rock Me Steady
10. We Got Good Love

Best Of Barbara Carr.jpg"The Best Of Barbara Carr" (Ecko 2002)

1. Bone Me Like You Own Me
2. If You Can't Cut the Mustard
3. Hoochie Dance
4. Right Kind of Love
5. Bo Hawg Grind
6. I've Been Partying at the Hole in the Wall
7. Let a Real Woman Try
8. Best Woman Won, The
9. Juke Joint Jumpin'
10. Good Looks Can Get Him But It Takes Good Lovin' to Keep Him Home
11. Make Me Feel Like You Feel It Too
12. As Long as You Were Cheating
13. If the Lord Keeps the Thought of You Out of My Head, I'll Keep ...
14. Footprints on the Ceiling

Barbara Carr On My Own "On My Own" (Bar Car 2002)

1. Not a Word
2. Mr. Big Mouth
3. That's My I'm Gonna Leave You
4. Sick and Tired of Your Mess
5. Street Woman
6. You've Been Doing Wrong for So Long
7. Take Care of Your Own Business
8. Love Thang
9. Please No More
10. Leave That Fool Alone
11. Whatcha Doing With the Money
12. You Take Away My Blues

"Talk To Me" (Mardi Gras 2003)

1. Talk to Me
2. Front, Back & Side to Side
3. Drop It Like It's Hot
4. Your Love
5. What Goes Around, Comes Around
6. Love Me With a Feeling
7. Forever & Always
8. Getting My Groove On
9. I've Got a Love Jones (For You Baby)
10. Drop It Like It's Hot - (Remix, remix)
11. Front, Back & Side to Side - (Remix, remix)

Barbara Carr Down Low Brother.jpg"Down Low Brother" (Ecko 2006) LISTEN

1. You've Got to Right the Wrong
2. Down Low Brother
3. Y'All Know How to Party
4. Freedom
5. You Gonna Mess Around and Get Bit by My Dog Trying to Get to My Cat
6. Just Be a Woman About It
7. You're a Liar
8. Ain't Nothing in the Streets That You Can't Get at Home
9. When You're Cheatin'
10. I'm Not Going Down Without a Fight

"It's My Time" (Ecko 2007) LISTEN

1. While You Was out Playing Jody
2. Scat Cat, Here Kitty Kitty
3. It Sho Was Me at the Hole in the Wall
4. I'm Going Down Without a Fight
5. I Can't Stand the Rain
6. This Is the Party
7. I'm Just a Lucky Girl
8. Woman Can Take It and She Can Dish It Out, A
9. Kick Him to the Curb
10. Love Triangle

"Savvy Woman" (CDS 2009) LISTEN 

1. Savvy Woman
2. Heart You Break, The
3. How Long
4. After She's Gone
5. Don't Put the Cart Before the Horse
6. It's Only You
7. Number Two
8. Tonight Your Love Belongs to Me
9. No Getting Over Me
10. Blue Collar Man

Barbara Carr & Uvee Hayes "Southern Soul Blues Sisters" (Aviara Music 2009) LISTEN

1. Don't Let Our Love Slip Away - (featuring Roy Roberts)
2. I Just Wanna Make Love to You
3. Shaggin' Down in California - (featuring Roy Roberts)
4. Man's Gotta Do, A
5. Relight the Fire
6. Being Right Ain't Easy
7. Heart You Break, The
8. Say You Love Me
9. Blue Collar Man
10. Hound Dog
11. Cart Before the Horse
12. One Sided Relationship

"The Best Of Barbara Carr, Volume 2" (Ecko 2011)

1. We're Gonna Boogie
2. I Just Wanna Make Love To You
3. Good Looks Can Get Him But It Takes Good Lovin' To Keep Him Home (remix)
4. Stroke It
5. Slow Down, Lowdown Kind Of Love
6. The Man Knows How To Love
7. I'm Not Going Down Without A Fight
8. Scat Cat Here Kitty Kitty
9. Private Fishing Hole
10. I Love Him With A Feeling
11. Long On Talk Short On Love
12. Anybody's Man Tonight
13. Ya'll Know How To Party
14. Show Me No Mercy

Roy Roberts Johnny Rawls Barbara Carr "Three Pair" (Ocean Beach 2012)

1 Don't Let Our Love Slip Away
2 How Long
3 Shaggin' Down In Carolina
4 It's Only You
5 Country Boy
6 Tonight Your Love Belongs To Me
7 Reach Out
8 Your Are The One For Me
9 Don't Let Our Love Slip Away, Part 2
10 Can't You See
11 Shaggin' Down In Carolina, Part 2
12 What's Been Going On
13 Let's Go To The Beach

"Keep The Fire Burning" (Catfood 2012) LISTEN

1. Hanging By a Thread
2. Come On Home
3. We Have the Key
4. I Got the Blues
5. Keep the Fire Burning
6. Moment of Weakness
7. Back Together Again
8. Hold On to What You Got (feat. Johnny Rawls)
9. You Give Me the Blues
10. What You Gonna Do
11. Sweet Talking Snake

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