Discography for all girl singing group from 1970’s LaBelle

by Demetrio on March 2, 2010

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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