Born: Montgomery, AL

Record label owner of Lupine Records

primettes on lupineLupine Records was a small local record label in Detroit, Michigan, active during the late-1950s and 1960s. The label released records by a number of artists, including Joe Stubbs (brother of Four Tops lead singer Levi Stubbs), Eddie Floyd, and The Falcons & The Ohio Untouchables. Lupine is most notable for releasing the first recorded material from The Supremes, then known as The Primettes, in March 1960. The quartet (later a trio) recorded two sides for the label: "Tears of Sorrow" (with Diane Ross on lead) and "Pretty Baby" with Mary Wilson on lead. The single failed to make a lasting impression, and The Primettes signed with Motown Records in January 1961 as The Supremes.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Wikipedia

Photo source: Soulful Detroit

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http://soulfuldetroit.com/archives/3838/3557.html?1054857956

Video: PRIMETTES - TEARS OF SORROW / PRETTY BABY - LUPINE 120 - 1964 http://youtu.be/b-BVck45-DU


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