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tami lynn

Tami Lynn

b. Tami Lynn, 1942, Gert Town, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

d. 26th June 2020, New Port Richey, Florida, U.S.A.

Tami Lynn is probably best remembered for her chart hit 'I'm Gonna Run Away From You' b/w 'The Boy Next Door', which was a hit in May 1971 on the Mojo imprint and was also released on Atlantic.

She sang as a child in church choirs, and with visiting groups such as the Clara Ward Singers, as well as in a school production of Show Boat.

She also sang gospel music on WMRY radio shows, and began performing rhythm and blues songs in local clubs, and then began using the stage name Tami Lynn.

She was heard by Allen Toussaint and Harold Battiste, signed for AFO Records, and toured with other company artists, before singing in New York City as an opening act for John Coltrane.

Jerry Wexler heard Lynn sing at a convention in 1965, which led to her recording her biggest record.

'I'm Gonna Run Away From You' was penned by Bert Berns, who also produced the melody.

The album was produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Bert Berns.

Tami Lynn

love is here and now you're gone - 1972

Tami also worked with the Rolling Stones, Dr. John and other artists.

She occasionally worked as a backup singer with these groups.

Tami sang on the Rolling Stones double album 'Exile On Main Street'.

She also recorded with King Floyd, Wilson Pickett, and Sonny & Cher, and performed with other musicians including Miles Davis.

Tami Lynn

Tami Lynn

The hit song was also included on her her 1972 release 'Love Is Here And Now You're Gone' on the DBK Works imprint.

In the early Nineties, she recorded under the name Tamiya Lynn, releasing a self titled album for Liberty Records.

Tami lived in New York City for many years, before moving to Florida.

In 2014, she performed in concert at New Port Richey, Florida, with the guitarist, Matthew Colthup.

She passed away on the 26th of June 2020.

Tami Lynn

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Love Is Here And Now You're Gone (DBK Works Records 1972)

Tamiya Lynn (Liberty Records 1992)

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