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Patti LaBelle

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Patti LaBelle (1987)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1987

The gal with the Big Hair talks about hitting with 'On My Own', the making of her Winner In You album, and fondly remembers the old package-tour days and her time with LaBelle.

File format: mp3 File size: 16.1mb Interview length: 17 minutes 32 seconds Sound quality: ***

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Patti LaBelle & The Belles: Tiles, London

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul, June 1966

After the usual twang-and-thud brigade (I’ve forgotten who it was) Patti and company came on disagreeably late in the evening. The four attractive girls, in ...

Supreme CINDY-ella!

Profile by Nancy Lewis, Disc and Music Echo, 23 September 1967

Reflections on the new girl in the Supremes, Cindy Birdsong, who feels so much like Cinderella... ...

Soul LPs... including Wilson Pickett and James Brown

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 17 February 1968

WILSON PICKETT: The Best Of Wilson Pickett 'In The Midnight Hour'; 'I Found A Love'; '634-5789'; 'If You Need Me'; 'Mustang Sally'; 'Don't Fight It'; ...

New Albums from Fleetwood Mac, Paul Butterfield, Captain Beefheart et al

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 24 February 1968

PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC: Fleetwood Mac (Blue Horizon). One of the group events of last year for blues fans was the formation of the ex-Mayall guitarist Peter Green's ...

Pattie Labelle and Bluebelles: Fly-IN High

Report and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 6 November 1970

IT HAS gone virtually unnoticed in the British musical press that Pattie La Belle (or Patty La Belle or Patti La Belle!) and her Blue ...

Patti LaBelle: Patti LaBelle (Epic PE 34847)

Review by 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 ...

Patti LaBelle: Pantages Theater, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 30 November 1977

THE RECENTLY disbanded Labelle was a one-of-a-kind musical experience, and there would be little point in its members trying to duplicate its theatrical, space-age R&B ...

Patti Labelle, Norman Connors' Starship Orchestra: Carter Barron Amphitheater, Washington DC

Live Review by Richard Harrington, The Washington Post, 17 June 1978

Superb Ballads Of Patti Labelle ...

Patti LaBelle: Going Straight

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 1 August 1978

For her new album, Tasty, Patti has adopted a whole new approach. She tells David Nathan how she accepted the challenge of showing people another ...

The real, raw Patti LaBelle

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 24 April 1979

Patti is happier with her latest album than with anything she has ever done before, and feels that producer Skip Scarbrough has captured the real, ...

Patti LaBelle: It's Alright With Me (Epic)

Review by Pete Wingfield, Melody Maker, June 1979

I GUESS it's all of eighteen years since I first heard 'Down The Aisle' by Patti Labelle and the Bluebelles – and when I put ...

Patti LaBelle: Patti Kicks Out!

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 22 April 1980

David Nathan catches up with Patti LaBelle, and finds she has plenty to say about the state of her career... ...

Labelle: Girl Group to Gospel

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 8 May 1983

THE 18 CHORUS members of Your Arms Too Short to Box With God were assembled like a church choir in their red and white gowns ...

Patti LaBelle: Lyric Opera House, Baltimore MD

Live Review by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 11 October 1984

Patti LaBelle: one of the biggest voices around ...

Patti Labelle: Labelle Of The Ball

Interview by Lucy O'Brien, New Musical Express, 15 November 1986

"I LOVE Madonna. I do. I just don't like the way she stepped on my feet. We were at the American Music Awards, in the ...

On Her Own: Patti Labelle

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, 1987

PATTI LABELLE HAS seen it all – lived through every phase of black American pop from the doo-woppy girl groups of the early 1960s to ...

Women Soul Singers

Essay by Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, 1990

FOR ALL THE LEGENDARY kings of soul music, the Sam Cookes and Otis Reddings and Marvin Gayes, the true spirit of this great black American ...

Regina Belle: Stay With Me (Columbia)/Patti LaBelle: Be Yourself (MCA)

Review by Amy Linden, Spin, February 1990

THE DIVA is that most special of musical creations; her care and feeding are extremely important. ...

Patti Labelle and the Blue Belles

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Cindy Birdsong, b. 15 December 1939, Camden, New Jersey, USA; Sarah Dash, b. 24 May 1942, Trenton, New Jersey; Nona Hendryx, b. 18 August 1945, ...

see also Labelle


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