Miss Patti LaBelle was the moving force behind the 70s Soul group LaBelle and their signature song Lady Marmalade made them international superstars. Patti’s powerful vocals made her a standout in the group (though they subsequently reformed in the 90s) as she eventually went solo with a sustained and successful career that has lasted decades.
From Gospel and Ballads (The Best Is Yet to Come, On My Own) and Disco (Music Is My Way of Life) to 80’s pop (New Attitude, Stir It Up) and 90s R&B/House (Turn It Out, Shoe on the Other Foot, When You Talk about Love) the woman is a force to be reckoned with.
I’m sorry that I cannot spend more time providing accolades to Miss Patti, but I just literally escaped a two-day nightmare from Emory (world-renowned hospital) with my IV still embedded yesterday and just saw my PCP who has now gotten me a bed at a neighboring hospital which he is affiliated. Long story, but I’m not in the best of shape these days.
I just wanted to make sure I got this out since it’s been complete for a couple of weeks now and let’s face it, WHO DOESN’T LOVE PATTI? I’ll slap you down if you say you don’t because you haven’t listened to this magnificent representation (albeit limited) of her contributions to house music.
Without further ado, Party Favorz is thrilled to induct Miss Patti LaBelle into the Diva Hall of Fame.