The Essential Patti LaBelle [3.0]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The third and most adventurous double-disc Patti LaBelle compilation released within the several previous years, following 2004's Philadelphia International-centric Anthology (released through The Right Stuff) and 2005's wide-ranging Gold (Hip-O), The Essential Patti LaBelle features a surprising amount of '70s material, a fair portion of which comes from her often overlooked work with the group Labelle (who just happened to be prepping a new album at the time of this set's release). A fifth of the material here comes from the Labelle albums Moon Shadow, Pressure Cookin', Nightbirds, Phoenix, and Chameleon, and it helps prove that there was much more to them than the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The third and most adventurous double-disc Patti LaBelle compilation released within the several previous years, following 2004's Philadelphia International-centric Anthology (released through The Right Stuff) and 2005's wide-ranging Gold (Hip-O), The Essential Patti LaBelle features a surprising amount of '70s material, a fair portion of which comes from her often overlooked work with the group Labelle (who just happened to be prepping a new album at the time of this set's release). A fifth of the material here comes from the Labelle albums Moon Shadow, Pressure Cookin', Nightbirds, Phoenix, and Chameleon, and it helps prove that there was much more to them than the proto-disco classic "Lady Marmalade" (included here). The set spans nearly four decades, from an alternate version of 1962's "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman" (with the Bluebelles) through 1997's Jam & Lewis-produced "When You Talk About Love." There's some previously unreleased material as well, including a Gamble & Huff-produced "Mean Ol' Man's World" and a disco mix of Released's "Release (The Tension)." Most of the major hits are here, solo and otherwise, including the Black Singles/R&B Top Ten hits "What Can I Do for You?," "If Only You Knew," "New Attitude," and the Michael McDonald duet "On My Own." [The 3.0 edition of The Essential Patti LaBelle features a third disc containing eight additional minor hits.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2010
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886976864323
  • Catalog Number: 768643
  • Sales rank: 115,452

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patti LaBelle Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Babyface Synthesizer, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Art Neville Organ
Laura Nyro Piano
James Booker Organ
Burt Bacharach Piano
David Foster Synthesizer
Jimmy Maelen Percussion
Bunny Sigler Background Vocals
Chanté Moore Background Vocals
Yvonne Fair Background Vocals
David Barard Bass
Edward Batts Guitar, Background Vocals
Spencer Bean Guitar
Jamecia Bennett Background Vocals
Carla Benson Background Vocals
Evette Benton Background Vocals
Carl Blouin Baritone Saxophone
Lester Caliste Trombone
Roland Chambers Guitar
Leroi Conley Conga, Tambourine
Luis Conte Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Mac Cridlin Bass
Eugene Lambchops Curry Keyboards
Nathan East Bass
Herman V. Ernest III Drums
Clarence Ford Alto Saxophone
Miguel Fuentes Percussion, Glockenspiel, Triangle, Xylophone
James Gadson Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Johnny Graham Guitar
Gary Grant Brass
Charlene Holloway Background Vocals
Annette Hardeman Background Vocals
Norman Harris Guitar
Jim Helmer Drums
Gary Herbig Brass
Paula Holloway Background Vocals
Steve Howard Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Steve Hughes Guitar
Barbara Ingram Background Vocals
Clydene Jackson Background Vocals
Jimmy Jam Musician
Darryl Jones Bass
Quinton Joseph Percussion
Andre Lewis Organ, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano
Terry Lewis Musician
Vernon Manuel Background Vocals
Eddie Martinez Guitar
Nelson Martinez Guitar
Lew McCreary Brass
Kurt McGettrick Brass
Vince Montana Percussion
Jim Moore Flute, Saxophone
Sidney Muldrow Brass
Nate Neblett Drums
Leo Nocentelli Guitar
Lenny Pakula Organ
Ray Parker Jr. Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes DX-7
John Phillips Brass
George Porter Jr. Bass
Lon Price Flute, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Hank Redd Guitar
Carmine Rojas Bass
John Rowin Guitar
Skip Scarborough Piano, Electric Piano
Jim Self Brass
Jeffrey Shannon Percussion
James Herb Smith Guitar, Background Vocals
Michael Stanton Piano, Clavinet
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Ernest Straughter fender rhodes
Alvin Thomas Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Emry Thomas Drums
Allen Toussaint Percussion, Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinet, Vocoder, fender rhodes, Piano (Grand)
Carlos Vega Drums
Dale Warren Conductor
Larry Washington Bongos, Conga
The Waters Background Vocals
Waters Family Background Vocals
Luther Waters Background Vocals
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Wah-Wah Watson Guitar
Kenneth "Afro" Williams Percussion
Philip Woo Synthesizer, Keyboards
Wayne Douglas Bass
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Nydia Mata Bongos, Conga
Sherri Barman Background Vocals
Rosie Casals Background Vocals
J. DePalma Brass
David Crawford Conductor
John Longo Trumpet
Julia Tillman Background Vocals
Jay Van Hall Background Vocals
Louis Russell Acoustic Guitar
James "Big Jim" Wright Keyboards
Cherrelle Norton Background Vocals
Kevin Ford Background Vocals
Ronald Smith Guitar
Ronnie Baker Bass
Dan Huff Guitar
Robert Manchurian Conductor
Peter Wolf Synthesizer
Buzz Feiten Guitar
Maxine Waters Background Vocals
Mike Scott Guitar
Michael Thompson Guitar
Sam Henry Jr. fender rhodes
Samuel Peake Saxophone, Soloist
Norma Harris Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Background Vocals
Emma Coleman Background Vocals
Larry Davis Drums
Robert Russell Bass
Johnny Ingram Drums, Background Vocals
Felton Pilate III Synthesizer, Soloist
Earl Turbuinton Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Clyde Kerr Jr. Trumpet
Alex Allessandroni Piano
Joe Marioni Guitar
James "Budd" Ellison Piano, Keyboards, Clavinet, Musical Direction
The Sweeties Background Vocals
Oscar Bashear Brass
Technical Credits
Babyface Composer, Producer
Labelle Arranger
Patti LaBelle Composer
Tom Coster Arp String Ensemble
Harold Arlen Composer
Burt Bacharach Arranger, Composer, Producer
Carole Bayer Sager Arranger, Composer, Producer
Bunny Sigler Producer
Dexter Wansel Arranger, Producer
Jack Adams Producer
Peter Bunetta Producer
Rick Chudacoff Producer
Eugene Lambchops Curry Producer
Jack Faith Arranger
Kenny Gamble Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Leon Huff Producer, Executive Producer
Jimmy Jam Producer
Andre Lewis Arranger
Terry Lewis Producer
Howie Rice Producer
Alexander Richbourg drum programming
David Rubinson Arranger, Producer
Skip Scarborough Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Allen Toussaint Arranger, Composer, Producer
Dale Warren Orchestral Arrangements
Grover Washington Jr. Producer
Vicki Wickham Producer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Cecil Womack Producer
J. Harris Composer
Leo Sacks Producer
Brian Chin Producer, Liner Notes
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
David Crawford Orchestral Arrangements
Michael Kull Tape Research
James "Big Jim" Wright Producer
Maria Triana Digital Editing
Robert Manchurian Orchestral Arrangements
L. Kirkland Composer
C. Womack Composer
A. Levinson Composer
S. Scarborough Composer
C. Stevens Composer
C. Biggs Composer
A. Edwards Composer
P. Allen Composer
K. Nolan Composer
James Sigler Arranger
E. Curry Composer
D. Lasley Composer
J. Ellison Composer
B. Ellison Composer
M.A. Nocentelli Composer
J.R. Parker Composer
James "Budd" Ellison Arranger, Producer
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