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Born Mary Frierson, she initially performed as part of The Drapels, but soon went solo on the initiative of her producers at Stax Records. Her first and arguably biggest hit ensued: "After Laughter Comes Tears" (). This song can be heard sampled in the Wu-Tang Clan's song Tearz (on the Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) album). Wendy Rene Wendy Rene died on December 16, 2014, after a stroke. She was 67.

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  • Avatar for i_Walk
    Thanks a lot Lucky Number Slevin for this discover !!!
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  • Avatar for TheFructose
    It's too bad more people don't know about her. She was truly an original.
  • Avatar for aknuds-1
    Crying All By Myself slays me every time.
  • Avatar for JohnnyBlaze92
    Amazing voice
  • Avatar for fnordexplorer
    after laughter is one of my all time favorite soul songs
  • Avatar for Kym-B
    After Laughter (Comes Tears) is one of the most heart-wrendingly beautiful songs you're ever likely to hear. Loved what RZA did with it, too!
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  • Avatar for DavidBzr
    where the #### can I get a link to her dyscrography? or at least an album or recopilation?. Please please let me know, i'll appreciate it a lot. Thanks.
  • Avatar for Daniel_Green
    amazing voice

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