This day (May 24, 1944), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards a.k.a Patti Labelle, an American singer.
Digest Tracklist :
Lady Marmalade (1975) . When You’Ve Been Blessed (2011) . If You Asked Me Too (2011) . Two Steps Away . w/ Luther Vandross – If Only For One Night (2000) . Change Is Gonna Come . Natural Woman (1993) . New Attitude (1985) . w/ The Blue Belles – Over The Rainbow (1966) .
Lady Marmalade . On My Own . If Only You Knew . Stir It Up . New Attitude . Love, Need And Want You . If You Asked Me To . Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is) . My Love, Sweet Love . You Are My Friend .
@allmusic : Soul diva Patti enjoyed one of the longest-lived careers in contemporary music, notching hits in a variety of sounds ranging from girl group pop to space-age funk to lush ballads.
@last.fm : She is best known for her strong vocals and her signature high-octave vocal belting. She has been largely compared to Aretha Franklin during the 1970s, but her distinguishing vocal range remains unique. LaBelle has recorded 16 solo studio albums since her solo debut.