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Patti Labelle

Soul diva Patti LaBelle enjoyed one of the longest-lived careers in contemporary music, notching hits in a variety of sounds ranging from girl group pop to space-age funk to lush ballads. Born Patricia Holt in Philadelphia on May 24, 1944, she grew up singing in a local Baptist choir, and in 1960 teamed with friend Cindy Birdsong to form a group called the Ordettes. A year later, following the additions of vocalists Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash, the group was rechristened the Blue Belles; with producer Bobby Martin at helm, they scored a Top 20 pop and R&B hit in 1962 with the single "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman," subsequently hitting the charts in 1964 with renditions of "Danny Boy" and "You'll Never Walk Alone."

In 1965, the quartet -- now known as Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles -- signed to Atlantic, where they earned a minor hit with their version of the standard "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." The group's Atlantic tenure was largely disappointing, however, and in 1967 Birdsong replaced Florence Ballard in the Supremes. The remaining trio toured the so-called "chitlin circuit" for the remainder of the decade before signing on with British manager Vicki Wickham in 1970; Wickham renamed the group simply LaBelle and pushed their music in a funkier, rock-oriented direction, and in the wake of their self-titled 1971 Warner Bros. debut they even toured with the Who. (The trio also collaborated with Laura Nyro on her superb R&B-influenced album Gonna Take a Miracle.)

By 1973, LaBelle had gone glam, taking the stage in wildly theatrical, futuristic costumes; a year later they became the first African-American act ever to appear at New York's Metropolitan Opera House, a landmark performance that also introduced their lone chart-topping single, the Allen Toussaint-produced classic "Lady Marmalade." However, after two more albums -- 1975's Phoenix and the following year's Chameleon -- LaBelle disbanded, and its namesake mounted a solo career, issuing her eponymous debut in 1977. In addition to subsequent releases including 1979's It's Alright with Me and 1980's Released, LaBelle also turned to acting, co-starring in a 1982 Broadway revival of Your Arms to Short to Box with God.

Upon signing with the Philadephia International label, LaBelle scored a number one R&B hit with "If You Only Knew," from 1983's I'm in Love Again. Two years later, she reached the pop Top 20 with her Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack contribution "New Attitude." Her subsequent MCA debut, 1986's The Winner in You, went platinum on the strength of the Burt Bacharach-penned "On My Own," a duet with Michael McDonald, while the follow-up, 1989's Be Yourself, featured a pair of cuts written by Prince. Released in 1991, Burnin' earned a Grammy for Best Female R&B Performance. LaBelle recorded less and less frequently in the years to follow, in 1995 publishing her autobiography, Don't Block the Blessings: Revelations of a Lifetime. She returned five years later to release When a Woman Loves and then signed to Def Soul for 2004's Timeless Journey and 2005's all-covers Classic Moments. In 2007 the holiday album Miss Patti's Christmas appeared, while 2008 saw the release of Live in Washington D.C., a live album recorded in 1982. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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On my own I been on my forever
Patti you go girl.
On my own , by myself...... . . . .
One of the greatest ever male or female black or white. #O.G
Never liked Patti but this is a jam!
Love it
sizzzla2
I have the cassette tape and still enjoy it. Especially for great music like Love, Need & Want You! Great music that reminds me of road trips with my family.
sizzzla2
I have the cassette tape and still love playing it for classics like Love & Need & Want You! Reminds me of road trips with the family.
I love you patti it feel like heaven?
KEEP KICKING YOUR SHOES AROUND ON THE STAGE SMILE...
I LOVE U MS. PATTI U AWESOME U ARE ONE DIVA I LISTEN TO TOO SMILE...
Well another dayhas began enjoyed your company have a great day perps
What can I say....Patti knows she song the heck out of this song...love it
bryant0069
The one and only Patti Labelle
This is the song i singing to my husband john ricks love you miss your wife Shonteria Ricks
cwiss6
Patti and jennifer hutson if only together what a dooooooooooo w .
Love Patti
Among my favourite singers and always will be. I am glad I took the opportunity to see her perform live when it came.
I will love Ms. Patti until the I die. She has a voice that could only have been haven sent. The rent won't get paid if she should come back to Columbus oh. God bless Ms. Patti. There is no one better( NO ONE)
deb.obrien28
Love this lady`s voice would have loved too seen her in Perth WesternAustr a l i a ........she did a concert here a long time ago but I was not able too go too her concert sadley. Patti you are Awesome!!
A powerhouse vocalist with an unbelievable range! Beautiful, humble, kind, gracious and so down to earth. Love us Patti!
Patti is the Best in my book.
Funky you
Stopid a** you have
A powerhouse vocalist who is down to earth, and humble. I love her!
NO one does it like Patti
Happy birthday to Patti & my sisters Regina May 2nd & Mary May 24th
Beautiful Women Phenominal! Happy Mother's Day to All Ladies.
Meteorites in the 601
one of the finest R&B female soul singer on the planet. Patti LaBelle
True Diva
All I can say, God bless Patti LaBelle and family. Thai you all for sharing your mother, sister, friend
Loving Patti Labella
LUV U PATTI...... CLASSY LADIES
mrsdawson15
I over love her so much,dats Ms.Patti Patti
When You've Been Blessed..... Feels like heaven, pass it on....
greatest female singer of all time
Her music is loved by generations !
This takes. Me back so true
On my own......... . . . . . .
I still love my inspiration & true ★Diva Patti Labelle★ ; )
I love me some Patti Labelle because she has always been so beautiful and here true beauty and talent just shines every time she hits the stage.
Thank God for a singing inspiration I just love patti she sings with soul n plenty of experience
my death song
patti labelle singing songstrees
caslaughter5 5
God bless you
Dedicated to 9/27/1981
dls486886
One of the greatest voices of ALL TIME!!!!!
andreanna.me t r u l a s
This song Kills me Every single time !! If only Patti knew, How much I DO love you !! xo
You go girl
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