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Lorraine Rudolph - Lorri Rudolph - Same singer ?

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Firstly let me apologise if this has been covered before but are these the same lady please..... do we know her details and history ?

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The JetStream stuff was cut in the mid 70's by Huey P Meaux @ SugarHill Recording Studios, 5626 Brock St. Houston, Texas (still operating as a working studio -- it's where Beyoncé cut lots of her stuff), Meaux owned the studio in the 70's.

Whereas the Tri Phi / Harvey stuff was cut by Harvey Fuqua in Detroit in the early 60's …    but then it's not unusual for US singers to relocate in an attempt to further their careers.

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51 minutes ago, the yank said:

According to a 2008 article in the Washington Post, ("48 Years Later, A Singer Finally In Demand") Lorraine Rudolph and 

Lorri Rudolph are the same person .

Thanks so much, great work

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I would guess that the Gemini Star 45 could be her as the label's operators were active in the DC / Balt / Philly / NY areas. Like the Constellations 45's on the label, most probably cut at Broadway Recording Studios in New York. When David Ruffin teamed with the Cavaliers after leaving the Temptations, he seemed to base himself out of the DC area for a while. The Cavs renamed themselves the Fellas and were noted as having signed a deal (after Ruffin returned to Motown as a solo artist) with Gemini Star -- why no 45 ever appeared I have no idea.

Below are a number of DC club ads, these venues are the clubs Lorraine would have appeared at in the city in the mid to late 60's …. ANOTHER QUESTION THOUGH … if she was based out of DC from around 63 to 79, how come she signed a record deal with Houston based Meaux ?? ..   ALSO an ad for a Xmas / New Year show @ the Howard in DC in Dec 68 …  

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A more recent recording by her (+ a bit of a bio that came with it) ….

Classic R&B sound similar to what an Aretha Franklin / Charlie Wilson collaboration might sound like. Power house vocalist Loraine Rudolph supported vocally by a soulful Jerry Wilder deliver a rousing rendition of Loraine's timely lyric. With "Let's Go Back" Ms. Rudolph invites us to revisit the more courteous and moral traditions of the past that are sorely missed in today's 'right turn on red' society. A funky guitar solo by none other than guitarist extraordinaire, Rock Tipton over an old school urban track by Lincoln Ross makes for an excellent home demo with a big studio sound and a message that will never go out of style.   ……… not a bad effort at all …………  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/lorainerudolph

If she can still sing like that, someone should fetch her over here for a live show.

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