Feb 2, 2016

Labelle



I was told not too long ago that Labelle’s Lady Marmalade was the #1 single on Billboard’s chart during the week of my birth.
A little research on my part confirmed that fact and explained why I gravitate towards Labelle the way I do.


Nightbirds and Phoenix are easy enough finds.

What I aimed for was their album with the cover version of Cat Stevens’ Moonshadow.  I first heard their rendition on a Mastercuts compilation and was blown away.  That discovery was again made during my initial days of branching out from the more obvious and accessible funk and soul tracks that I knew.  

To my knowledge, their version of Moonshadow can be found on their album from 1972. I found that album reissue a few years ago. It was the most expensive of all my Labelle albums.

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