Lady Marmalade: The Best of Patti and LaBelle

Lady Marmalade: The Best of Patti and LaBelle

by Labelle
     
 

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The concept behind Lady Marmalade: The Best of Patti and LaBelle is to draw eight tracks apiece from LaBelle's chart heyday as a group and the first five years (1977-1982) of Patti LaBelle's solo career, which she spent with Epic. Is it a worthwhile summation? That depends on what you're looking for. The

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The concept behind Lady Marmalade: The Best of Patti and LaBelle is to draw eight tracks apiece from LaBelle's chart heyday as a group and the first five years (1977-1982) of Patti LaBelle's solo career, which she spent with Epic. Is it a worthwhile summation? That depends on what you're looking for. The LaBelle tracks constitute a serviceable overview, featuring their four chart hits ("Lady Marmalade," the R&B Top Ten "What Can I Do for You?," "Get You Somebody New," and "Isn't It a Shame"); actually, the more extensive Something Silver compilation doesn't have them all. Plus, there are four songs written or co-written by Nona Hendryx, an important component of their repertoire. All that's missing, really, are the group's early rock covers, many of which are collected on Something Silver. The Patti LaBelle solo tracks date from a part of her career that isn't usually spotlighted on other compilations, and constitute some of the funkiest material she recorded. However, the selections here are missing a few minor R&B chart hits; the similarly skimpy 1982 compilation The Best of Patti LaBelle -- also eight tracks -- includes all of them. That flaw aside, it's most likely the LaBelle group material you're after, and so far this is the best place to get it.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/1995
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646633922
catalogNumber:
66339

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Performance Credits

Labelle   Primary Artist
Larry Davis   Background Vocals
Willie Colón   Conga,Background Vocals
Tom Coster   Guitar
Earl Turbinton   Alto Saxophone
James Booker   Guitar
Kenneth Williams   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Yvonne Fair   Background Vocals
David Barard   Drums
Edward Batts   Bass,Percussion
Bent   Conductor
Carl Blouin   Trumpet
Oscar Brashear   Brass
Lester Caliste   Trombone
Mac Cridlin   Percussion,Conga
James R. Budd Ellison   Keyboards,Clavinet
Clarence Ford   Baritone Saxophone
Miguel Fuentes   Percussion,Glockenspiel,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Triangle,Xylophone
James Gadson   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Gary Grant   Brass
Gary Herbig   Brass
Steve Howard   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Steve Hughes   Bass
Munyungo Jackson   Percussion
Richard Kermode   Piano
Vernon Manuel   Background Vocals
Eddie Martinez   Bass
Lew McCreary   Brass
Kurt McGettrick   Bass Saxophone
Jim Moore   Trombone
Sidney Muldrow   Brass
Nate Neblett   Drums
Leo Nocentelli   Bass,Keyboards
Ray Parker   Bass,Background Vocals
Lenny Pickett   Baritone Saxophone
George Porter   Drums
Lon Price   Trombone
Carmine Rojas   Percussion,Conga
John Rowin   Bass
Skip Scarborough   Bass,Vocals,Rhythm
Jim Self   Brass
Jeffrey Shannon   Percussion
John Shine   Bass
Michael Stanton   Bass
Ernest Straughter   Piano,Electric Piano
Pablo Tellez   Bass
Alvin Thomas   Trombone
Allen Toussaint   Piano
Waters   Background Vocals,Steel Drums
Eddie Watkins   Percussion,Conga
Wah-Wah Watson   Bass
Fender Rhodes   Piano,Electric Piano,Clavinet
Wayne Douglas   Guitar
Sherri Barman   Background Vocals
Rosie Casals   Background Vocals
Cat Heads   Timbales
John Longo   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Jay Van Hall   Percussion
Louis Russell   Bass
Carlos Aleman   Background Vocals
Julia   Background Vocals
Roland Smith   Bass

Technical Credits

Patti LaBelle   Vocal Arrangements
Andy Narell   Arp String Ensemble
Bent   Arranger
Dean Dinning   Composer
James R. Budd Ellison   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Randy Guss   Composer
Kurt McGettrick   Horn Arrangements
Todd Nichols   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
David Rubinson   Arranger,Producer
Skip Scarborough   Composer,Producer
Allen Toussaint   Arranger,Producer
Vicki Wickham   Executive Producer
Leo Sacks   Producer
Amy Linden   Liner Notes,Essay
Tony Sellari   Art Direction
David Crawford   Arranger
Tony Martell   Executive Producer
Robert Constanzo   Packaging Manager
Franklin Tableporter   Composer
Glen Phillips   Composer

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