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Patti LaBelle: The Essential Collection

Patti LaBelle

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Album Review

This 2003 U.K. release from the Spectrum label is a little too random to be considered one of the better places to go for a sampling of Patti LaBelle's lengthy career. There's enough chronological range to cover the '70s through the '90s, but it's far too spotty to function as a be-all, end-all set. Several expected selections are contained, such as "Yo Mister," "Lady Marmalade," "Kiss Away the Pain," "On My Own" (with Michael McDonald), "Oh, People," "The Right Kinda Lover," and "Sleep With Me Tonight." However, more than a handful of her chart entries from this time span are missing ("New Attitude" and "If You Only Knew," just as two examples), making the disc perfectly avoidable.

Biography

Born: 24 May 1944 in Philadelphia, PA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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...
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