Vinnie Barrett (born Gwendolyn H. Woolfolk) is an American Songwriter and Musician from Washington, DC. Gwen Graduated from Armstrong High School in Washington, DC. She studied music at Howard University and The University of the District of Columbia. She started the singing group: Vinnie Barrett and the Unlimits in local clubs(Washington D.C.) and with the Flowerettes, Back up Group for Phil Flowers. Syreeta Wright, Valerie Simpson,Diane Warren, and Carley Simon was her inspiration for becoming a songwriter, she started writing music at the age of 19 years old. Vinnie went to Philadelphia in 1969, where she was privileged to work with Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Thom Bell (Philadelphia International Records). She wrote her first solo written song: Just Can't Get you Out Of My Mind with Thom Bell, in the album called The Spinners.