Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Labelle: Nightbirds

"Labelle is an American all female singing group. ... The founding members were Patti LaBelle (formerly Patricia Holt), Sundray Tucker, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash. Tucker left before the group cut their first record and was replaced by Cindy Birdsong. ... After Birdsong departed from the group to join The Supremes in 1967, under the advice of Vicki Wickham, the group changed its look, musical direction and style and reformed as Labelle, in 1971. Their funk rock recordings of that period were cult favorites and they were raved for their brash interpretation of rock and roll and for dealing with subject matter that was not touched by black groups. Finally after adapting glam rock and wearing outlandish space-age and glam rock-adorned costumes, the group found success with the proto-disco smash, 'Lady Marmalade,' in 1974, leading to their parent album, Nightbirds, becoming a platinum success" (Wikipedia).

View catalog record here!


Post a Comment

<< Home