Consisted of Patti LaBelle and Cindy Birdsong, both formerly of the Ordettes, and Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash, both formerly of Del Capris, The. Birdsong left the group to replace Florence Ballard in Supremes, The, and the other three members changed the group’s name to LaBelle, transforming themselves into futuristic disco-funk divas.

Discography

Releases:
C’est La Vie (LP, Comp) DJM Records (2), DJM Records (2) 1975
The Very Best Of (LP, Comp) United Artists Records 1975
Early Hits (LP, Comp) Trip Records (2)
La Grande Storia Del Rock Vol. 52 (LP, Comp) Curcio
Tracks Appear On:
Old King Gold Volume 2 (LP) Down The Aisle King Records (3) 1975
Monster Soul (2xLP, Comp) Go On (This Is Goodbye… DJM Records (2) 1976
Disco Saturday Night (2xLP, Ltd) Academy Award Pickwick 1978
The Girl Groups (CD) I Sold My Heart To The… PolyTel 1991
Remember! The Great Hits From The Girl Groups (CD) I Sold My Heart To The… Charly Records Ltd. 1993
The Golden Age Of American Rock’N'Roll Volume 2 (CD, Comp) I Sold My Heart To The… Ace Records (UK) 1993
The Sound Of Philadelphia Vol. 2 (CD) I Sold My Heart To The… Legend (2) 1993
White Christmas (CD, Comp) Winter Wonderland Elap Music 1994
Music From The Motion Picture Stonewall (CD) Down The Aisle Columbia 1996
Wonderful Christmas Time (CD) Santa Claus Is Coming … Song Digital 1997
Happy X-Mas (3xCD, Comp + Box) Santa Claus Is Coming … Ganser & Hanke 1999
75 Disco Hits (3xCD) I Sold My Heart To The… Musicline, Musicline 2001
After Hours 2 (CD) You Forgot How To Love Warner Strategic Marketing (UK) 2003
Legends Of Soul (4xCD, Comp) Have I Sinned Newsound 2000 Ltd. 2003
Super Soul (CD) Decatur Street Soulshine Records 2003
Jazzy Jolly Holiday Remixes Yule Love (CD, Comp) What Are You Doing New… Rock River, Rock River 2004
Soul Diva Sessions (2xCD, Comp) All Or Nothing Sessions 2004
Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters (CD, Comp) (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count Atlantic, Rhino Records (2) 2006
Disco Funk (6xCD, Comp) Tear After Tear Wagram 2008
It’s Holy Christmas Time (CD, Comp) Jingle Bells Fortune
Rhythm And Blues Formidable Vol. 5 (LP) Oh My Love Atlantic
Wunderschöne Weihnachten, Folge 1 (CD, Comp) White Christmas Karussell

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This is the discography documenting albums and singles released by the American R&B/soul female vocal group Labelle. The group was known as The Ordettes from 1960 to 1961 and The Bluebelles (aka Patti LaBelle and Her Bluebelles; Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles) from 1962 to 1970.

Labelle is the debut album of American funk/soul singing trio Labelle, formerly a four-girl group known as Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles. This was Labelle’s first release for Warner Bros. Records.

Tracklisting

Side A

1. “Morning Much Better” (4:00)

2. “You’ve Got A Friend” (King/T. Stern) (4:16)

3. “Baby’s Out Of Sight” (2:35)

4. “Time & Love” (L. Nyro) (3:45)

5. “Too Many Days” (2:57)

Side B

1. “Running Out Of Fools – If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody” (4:15)

2. “Shades Of Difference” (N. Hendryx/P. LaBelle) (3:14)

3. “Heart Be Still” (3:14)

4. “Wild Horses” (originally by The Rolling Stones) (3:03)

5. “Time” (3:48)

6. “When The Sun Comes Shining Through (The Ladder)” (3:56)

Discography

As The Bluebelles (aka Patti La Belle and Her Bluebelles; Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles):

  • Sweethearts of the Apollo (Newtown Records, 1963)
  • Sleigh Bells, Jingle Bells and Bluebelles (Newtown, 1963)
  • On Stage (Cameo-Parkway, 1964)
  • Over the Rainbow (Atlantic, 1966)
  • Dreamer (Atlantic, 1967)

As Labelle:

  • Labelle (Warner Bros. Records, 1971)
  • Gonna Take a Miracle (Laura Nyro ft. Labelle) (Columbia, 1971)
  • Moon Shadow (Warner Bros. Records, 1972)
  • Pressure Cookin’ (RCA, 1973)
  • Nightbirds (Epic, 1974)
  • Phoenix (Epic, 1975)
  • Chameleon (Epic, 1976)
  • Back to Now (Verve, 2008)

As “Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles”, the group has been called one of the greatest girl groups of the era and as Labelle, they have been called the best female group of the 1970s. Besides Tina Turner and Betty Davis, Labelle were one of the few black groups to successfully adapt rock elements into their soul style. In 2003, “Lady Marmalade” was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Labelle

1971-1976

  • Patti LaBelle
  • Nona Hendryx
  • Sarah Dash

2008-2009

  • Patti LaBelle
  • Nona Hendryx
  • Sarah Dash

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