Hailing from Detroit, Gwen Owens was apparently still a teenager when this track was cut. Talk about precocious, with a seasoned voice like this!
She cut a few more records on her own (some of which sell for massive bucks, but this one is my personal fave), then went on to work as a session backup singer, lead a group in the 70's and today, she is "back home" teaching music and singing at her church (in Los Angeles). Great to read that she is still singing.
2020 Update: Gwen's daughter, Xiantoni Ari, is active in the Los Angeles soul scene, with several releases and a fantastic live set. In fact, I had the pleasure of playing this song about two years ago. She does an amazing job singing this song; must make mom very proud!
A MASSIVE record!
GWEN OWENS - I LOST A GOOD THING