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Feb102014

Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles

  • Before They Became the Superstar '70s Group LaBelle, Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and
    Sarah Dash Were All Members of the Vaunted '60s Girl Group Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles

  • The Group Also Included Cindy Birdsong, Who Went On to Replace Florence Ballard in the Supremes

  • This 2-CD Set Is the First-Ever Comprehensive Compilation of the Recordings They Made for the Atlantic Label from 1964-1968

  • Features Tracks from the Albums Saturday Night at the Uptown, Over the Rainbow and Dreamer

  • Producers Include Bert Berns, Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Williams, Jr., Chips Moman and Dan Penn, Bob Gallo, Don Davis and Others

  • The Collection Introduces Four Unreleased Tracks

  • Produced and Annotated by SoulMusic Records' David Nathan

  • Remastered by Alan Wilson at Western Star Studio

Added Pictures 

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Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles: The Complete Atlantic Sides Plus (2 CD-Set)

Before Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash morphed into the futuristic soul trio known as Labelle and became one of the greatest girl groups of the ‘70s, all three women - along with Cindy Birdsong – were members of one of the greatest girl groups of the ‘60s, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles.  Originally based in Philadelphia, the quartet enjoyed a modicum of chart recognition and sales during a two-year period (1962-64) with Newtown Records and then Parkway Records.  After an appearance on a 1964 Atlantic LP, Saturday Night at the Uptown, the quartet signed with the label and recorded over thirty tracks for the label over a four-year period.  Among the sides were two albums: Over the Rainbow (1965), a Top 20 R&B LP produced by Bert Berns, whose title track was also a Top 20 R&B hit single along with "All or Nothing," which also charted; and Dreamer (1967), which contained the R&B-charting singles "I'm Still Waiting" (produced by Curtis Mayfield) and "Take Me for a Little While." In 1967, with the departure of Cindy Birdsong (who joined the Supremes), the remaining trio recorded a number of singles between 1967 and 1969, with production by Jerry Williams Jr., Memphis songwriters Chips Moman & Dan Penn, Bob Gallo, Don Davis and others; however, none achieved any chart success and in 1969, the group left Atlantic.  This 2-CD anthology from Real Gone Music, produced and annotated by soul music historian David Nathan/SoulMusic Records and remastered by Alan Wilson at Western Star Studio (and featuring some great photos), contains all 35 sides released by Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles on Atlantic along with four previously unissued tracks recorded in 1969. A treasure trove for any fan of ‘60s girl groups and soul!

Disc One:

1.Danny Boy  

 2. That’s How Heartaches Are Made  

3. Down the Aisle  

4. One Phone Call 

5. Where Are You 

6. Patti’s Prayer 

7. Groovy Kind of Love

8. All or Nothing

9. Who Can I Turn To

10. You Forgot How to Love

11. Unchained Melody

12. Ebb Tide

13. He

14. Try to Remember

15. People

16. Yesterday

17. More

18. Over the Rainbow

19. I’m Still Waiting

20. Family Man

Disc Two

1. Always Something There to Remind Me

2. I Don’t Want to Go On Without You
3. Take Me for a Little While

4. Tender Words

5. Dreamer

6. Oh My Love

7. I Need Your Love

8. He’s My Man

9. Wonderful

10. How You Can Throw My Love Away (Unreleased)

11. Dance to the Rhythm of Love

12. Pride’s No Match for Love

13. He’s Gone

14. (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count the Days

15. Forget It (Unreleased)

16. Never for Me (Unreleased)

17. Loving Rules

18. Suffer

19. When Joe Touches Me (Unreleased)

20. Trustin’ in You

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