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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" (1964). 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 continues to live in Memphis, USA with her family and sings in a Gospel choir.

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  • Thanks a lot Lucky Number Slevin for this discover !!!
  • Lovely!
  • It's too bad more people don't know about her. She was truly an original.
  • Crying All By Myself slays me every time.
  • Amazing voice
  • after laughter is one of my all time favorite soul songs
  • 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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  • 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.
  • amazing voice

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