I found this photo of The Lamp Sisters recently and since I always find it nice to put faces to the records I listen to, I thought I’d go ahead and share it here with you.
The Lamp Sisters hailed from Detroit, starting out as backup singers for who else but name bearer Buddy Lamp. Buddy, a recording star who jumped to Don Robey’s Duke imprint in 1968, wielded plenty of attention and commercial success that could easily highlight band members to the masses during intermissions. Robey likely saw both the talent and selling points of three attractive ladies that already stood so close to the limelight and signed the group to a recording deal. The results were four 45s issued on Duke over the next few years, none of which seemed to climb the charts to much-coveted positions.
By the time Duke was sold to ABC Dunhill in 1973, the group had all but disappeared, leaving not much behind except for eight nice songs, spread out across four pieces of black plastic.
4 responses to “The Lamp Sisters”
Very gracious of you.I’ve seen more pictures of the classy ladies on the net and in the Duke/Peacock Records book.
Wonderful photograph.So many questions,so little time.Will we ever know?
Keep up the good work and cheers,
A dedicated follower
Hello, my name is Valeria, I’ve been reading so many great articles about my mother, aunts and uncle, that I decided to create a blog to answer questions that you may have about Buddy Lamp and the Lamp Sisters. My Uncle Buddy Lamp passed away a few years ago, but the sisters are alive and well. Many thanks to you and all those who are honoring my family.
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I was sitting here thinking of my mom and suddenly this song “woman with the blues” came to mind so I googled it and listened. My mom had a beauty shop and she ordered music from Nashville, can’t remember the place. I was around 12 years old and used to love sitting in corner of shop, listening to ladies gossip and change records on player. Don’t know why I remember this song but I could only smile because I listened on utube and suddenly rembered all the words and sang along. Such a wonderful memory and still a great blues song. Thanks for the memory and tell them Be Blessed.