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Essential Patti LaBelle [3.0]

The Essential Patti LaBelle [3.0]

by Patti LaBelle
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


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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Release Date:
Sony Legacy

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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
Oscar Brashear   Brass
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   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
Dann Huff   Guitar
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   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes   DX-7
John Phillips   Brass
George Porter   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
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
Robert Manchurian   Conductor
Peter Wolf   Synthesizer
Buzz Feiten   Guitar
Maxine Waters   Background Vocals
Mike Scott   Guitar
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Sam Henry   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   Synthesizer,Soloist
Earl Turbuinton   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Clyde Kerr   Trumpet
Alex Allessandroni   Piano
Joe Marioni   Guitar
James "Budd" Ellison   Piano,Keyboards,Clavinet,Musical Direction
Sweeties   Background Vocals

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   Producer
Vicki Wickham   Producer
Cecil Womack   Producer
Leo Sacks   Producer
Brian Chin   Producer,Liner Notes
James Harris   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
David Crawford   Orchestral Arrangements
Michael Kull   Tape Research
James "Big Jim" Wright   Producer
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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