Patti LaBelle & The Belles: Tiles, London
Bill Millar, Soul, June 1966
After the usual twang-and-thud brigade (Ive forgotten who it was) Patti and company came on disagreeably late in the evening. The four attractive girls, in identical lemon-yellow, figure-hugging dresses (flared above the knee for the benefit of any female readers and, indeed, the male onlookers!) opened with Sam Cookes Its Got The Whole World Shaking. The words could not be heard but the riff was recognisable; it always takes a couple of numbers before the band can adjust themselves to the appalling acoustics at this venue.
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