Monday, March 9, 2015

DOROTHY WHITEHEAD - Rain, Rain, Rain (HySign, 1973)

DOROTHY WHITEHEAD - Rain, Rain, Rain (HySign, 1973)

Dear readers, you have helped solve a few Shreveport music mysteries over the years. Time for a new one. Who was Dorothy Whitehead?

Gospel shouter Dorothy Whitehead’s songs “Rain, Rain, Rain” and “Jesus, Just Jesus” appear on a 45 released on HySign Records in 1973. Regular readers will recognize this label as one run by Harding Guyon Demarais (aka Dee Marais). In “Rain, Rain, Rain” Whitehead tells the biblical story of Noah including references to ancient “creepin’ things” plus modern-day dope smokers and wine drinkers. It’s powerful stuff.

HySign 711 (1973)
La Dee Music BMI
711-X Rain, Rain, Rain (D. Whitehead)
711-Y Jesus, Just Jesus (D. Whitehead)


  1. Hi Chris.

    BMI public directory has the publisher Mr. Demaris listed at...
    1025 Wilton Pl, S'port 71107 (318) 925-2631

    1. Thanks for the reply, T Caffery! For about a year, I had the fortune of hanging out with Demaris prior to his death in 2008. However, we never discussed Dorothy Whitehead...I only discovered this record last year. Working with Demaris' remaining sparse set of old business records, I never encountered anything on Whitehead either.