[Throwback Thursday] After Laughter (Comes Tears) – Wendy Rene, 1964

After laughter comes tears, she says, but remember that it works the other way around too. Having said that, enjoy!

Mary Frierson, best known as Wendy Rene, was an American soul singer and songwriter. By the way, her stage name comes from Otis Redding – another great artist. Mary began in the music industry with the quartet The Drapels (together with her brother), before singing solo. Although her career ended early, luckily for us, she was rediscovered in the 90’s thanks to the song “After Laughter (Comes Tears)

In 1992, the American hip-hop band Wu-Tang Clan released a song “Tearz” sampling Wendy Rene’s hit.