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Lyn Collins

voc, 1948-2005 US, Abilene, Texas
Singer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Gloria Lavern Collins The Female Preacher

b. 12th June 1948 in Lexington, Texas, U.S.A. d. 13th March 2005 in Pasadena, California, U.S.A. Her biggest solo hit was the James Brown-produced gospel-style song "Think (About It)", from her 1972 album of the same name on People Records. The song contains five breaks which have been widely sampled in hip-hop and drum and bass, most famously, the "Yeah! Woo!" and "It takes two to make a thing go right" loops in Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's "It Takes Two" which is composed almost completely from samples of Think including a few lines of Collins' vocals

  • R&B/Soul
  • Dance
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Think (About It) on Think by Lyn Collins
Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again & Again on Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now by Lyn Collins
Mama Feelgood on Black Caesar by James Brown
Mr. Big Stuff on Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now by Lyn Collins
Take Me Just As I Am on James Brown's Funky People by Various Artists
Ain't No Sunshine on Think by Lyn Collins
Put It On The Line on Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now by Lyn Collins
Me And My Baby Got A Good Thing Goin' on James Brown's Original Funky Divas by Various Artists
Wheels Of Life on Think by Lyn Collins
Mama Feelgood - From "Black Caesar" Soundtrack on James Brown's Original Funky Divas by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Hot Pants - I'm Coming, Coming, I'm Coming / Mama FeelgoodBobby Byrd / Lyn Collins2017Single
Annihilate / String'd OutLyn Collins / Rhythim Is Rhythim2009Album
Mama FeelgoodLyn Collins2006Album
Mama Feelgood (The Best Of Lyn Collins)Lyn Collins2005Compil.
Think (About It) (Gianni Coletti Remix)Lyn Collins2005Single
Think (About It)Gianni Coletti Vs. Lyn Collins2004Album
They Call Me Mr. Tibbs/Mama FeelgoodQuincy Jones, Lyn Collins1997Single
Tribute To The God FatherTony Cook & The Party People And Lyn Collins1995Compil.
Think (About It)Patra Featuring Lyn Collins1993Single
Female PreacherLyn Collins1993Album
Break Your Heart / ThinkStefano Secchi Featuring Lyn Collins1992Single
Message From A Soul SisterVicki Anderson, Lyn Collins1992Album
ShoutLyn Collins1989Single
Mr. Big StuffLyn Collins & Walter Nita1989Single
Think (About It)Lyn Collins1988Album
Yes It's You / Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again & Again / Think About It'Sweet' Charles Sherrell / Lyn Collins1988Album
Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By NowLyn Collins1975Album
Baby Don't Do It / How Long Can I Keep It UpLyn Collins & James Brown & The Famous Flames1975Single
If You Don't Know Me By Now / Baby Don't Do ItLyn Collins1975Single
Mr. Big StuffLyn Collins1975Single
You Can't Love Me, If You Don't Respect MeLyn Collins1975Single
Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again & Again (6 Times)Lyn Collins, The Female Preacher1974Single
Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose / What The World Needs Now Is LoveLyn Collins1974Single
Don't Make Me Over / Take Me Just As I AmLyn Collins1974Single
Wide Awake In A DreamLyn Collins1974Single
SoulThe J.B.'s, Act 1, James Brown, Lyn Collins1974Single
Mama Feelgood / Fly Me To The MoonLyn Collins1973Single
We Want To Parrty, Parrty, ParrtyLyn Collins, The Female Preacher1973Single
Take Me Just As I Am / Please Make The World A Better PlaceLyn Collins1973Single
How Long Can I Keep It UpLyn Collins1973Single
Things Got To Get Better / Women's LibLyn Collins1972Single
What My Baby Needs Now Is A Little More Lovin'James Brown & Lyn Collins1972Single
Think (About It)Lyn Collins1972Album
Think (About It) / Ain't No SunshineLyn Collins1972Single
Oh Uncle SammyLyn Collins1972Single
Me And My Baby Got A Good Thing Going / I'll Never Let You Break My Heart AgainLyn Collins1972Single
Wheels Of LifeLyn Collins1971Single
My Boy Lollipop / Anyone Who Had A HeartLaura Lee, Lyn CollinsSingle
Sound MonstersLyn Collins, James BrownCompil.
Shout / Mucho MachoLyn Collins / NikkiAlbum
Things Got To Get Better (Get Together) / Who KnowsMarva Whitney, Lyn Collins, James Brown / William Beau Dollar BowmanSingle
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