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Patti LaBelle: Patti LaBelle (Epic PE 34847)

John Swenson, Rolling Stone, 6 October 1977

IF THIS record is any indication, the solo albums prompted by LaBelle's dissolution are going to make everyone forget about the trio. Patti LaBelle's solo record is one of the finest R&B albums released this year. The songs, performance and production are all outstanding, and producer David Rubinson's arrangements make all the necessary rhythmic concessions to the disco market without sacrificing the music's personality.

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