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You Can't Love Me If You Don't Respect Me

  

 
Dubbed "The Female Preacher," Texas-born Lyn Collins was one of the main stars in the James Brown galaxy of acts. After proving her mettle as a member of the James Brown Revue, she was given the opportunity to cut her own sides.  Her debut, "Think," had some of JB's tightest production and a criminally funky beat; it's surprising that JB didn't claim this one for himself.  It rose to #9 and lives forever as the main sample on Rob Base's "It Takes Two."

She followed the LP with appearances alongside Brother James on the Black Caesar and Slaughter's Big Rip Off soundtracks.  A 1975 LP was her final charting until Patra's remake of "Think" hit the lower rungs of the listings in the 90s.  She also made a notable appearance in the 2003 PBS documentary on James Brown, Soul Survivor.  Although she didn't divulge many details of her turbulent relationship with Brown, it seemed obvious that the traumatic experiences she endured continued to heavily weigh on her mind. 

Collins unexpectedly passed away on March 13, 2005 after suffering a seizure caused by choking on food.  She will be missed.

Lyn Collins' Deepest Grooves

Think (People, 1972)
Heavyweight funk on tap courtesy of "Think" and one of the occasional woman-oriented songs James Brown would release, "Women's Lib."

Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now (People, 1975)
Not known for her way with a ballad, "Put It On the Line" is a sleeper.

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