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Looking Back at 'Sister Love': Lorraine Ellison on CD

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Looking Back at 'Sister Love': Lorraine Ellison on CD

Looking Back at 'Sister Love': Lorraine Ellison on CD

Looking Back at 'Sister Love': Lorraine Ellison on CD

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Fresh Air's resident rock historian remembers soul singer Lorraine Ellison, who recorded a handful of albums and dozens of singles in the '60s and '70s; though she charted a few R&B hits, she never quite broke through to stardom.

Ellison's biggest success was with the string-saturated ballad "Stay With Me," which topped out at No. 11 on the R&B charts and has since been covered by everyone from Bette Midler to teenybopper idol Rex Smith.