Patti LaBelle

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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Artist Compilations: Patti LaBelle & The BlueBelles
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Patricia Louise Holt, 24 May 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The lead singer of LaBelle began her solo career in 1976 when her former group, who had originally begun recording in the early 60s as the Blue Belles, disbanded. Although her first releases showed promise, she was unable to regain the profile enjoyed by LaBelle and at the beginning of the 80s, Patti agreed to tour with a revival of the stage play Your Arms Too Short To Box With God. The production reached Broadway in 1982 and, with Al Green as a co-star, became one of the year’s hits. The following year’s ‘If Only You Knew’ rose to the top of the US R&B charts. Having made her film debut as a blues singer in A Soldier’s Story (1984), Patti LaBelle teamed up with Bobby Womack on the magnificent duet, ‘Love Has Finally Come At Last’. Two tracks from 1984’s box-office smash Beverly Hills Cop, ‘New Attitude’ (US Top 20) and ‘Stir It Up’,...

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