ABOUTFemale disco-soul-funk group led by Patti LaBelle. First recorded as the Blue Belles, then as Patti LaBelle and Her Blue Belles. Shortened name to LaBelle in 1971. Best known songs include "Lady Marmalade" (1975). After LaBelle disbanded in 1977, Patti LaBelle went solo and had many hits through the 1980s and 1990s including "On My Own" (1989) and "When You Talk About Love" (1997).
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- I Sold My Heart To The Junkman 1962
(This song was actually performed by the Starlets.)
Patti LaBelle And Her Blue Belles
- Lady Marmalade 1975
(This chart-topping song about a New Orleans prostitute with her famous suggestive come-on (in French) - "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?" - is included in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. "Lady Marmalade" has been covered over the years by many bands and artists that include Christina Aguilera, who also topped the charts with this song (in 2001).)
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