What's her best work? I want to like her, but everything I've heard except "Lady Marmalade" and "Over the Rainbow" leaves me cold.
Patti's best work!
http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs4/2181761_o.gif I personally think this is the pinnacle of Patti's music...followed closely by her duet with Michael McDonald.
http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DcHg-Zkwndqg I agree R2
This sums things up
http://www.holymoly.com/celebrity/news/patti-labelle-accused-shouting-obscenities-toddler-could-be-bit-mad60441 It is her cooking
Her music with Labelle is much more interesting than her solo work, though I'm fond of "If You Asked Me To."
OP, there are many great LaBelle classics, but if you wanna take it to church, then this is the tune for you...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpFK45IPCO8 Another great one. With Michael McDonald...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsH63qJlIMM I always preferred the peppy "Stir It Up" to her other pop hit at the time, "New Attitude"...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ELcA-GdPCE R2, that's what I'm afraid of. I just don't care for that style of music. I love "Lady Marmalade" but the adult contemporary pap she did in the '80s & '90s is incredibly boring to me.
She (they) did a very interesting version of "Wild Horses" in the 70s.
Yes, the 80s stuff is pap. I'm glad R10 came right out and said it.
What's my name? Patty Patty!
Patti's real greatest work? Master of shade throwing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Dd01MF9WdsC0 Check out Patti's incredible Emmy nominated performance of "You'll Never Walk Alone" from the 1985 TV special Motown Returns to the Apollo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh4A0OATN9g What link do you need to use to have the video show in the thread?
http://youtu.be/Wh4A0OATN9g This just TOTALLY took me back and blessed me! A flood of memories just came rushing in. Thanks, R14!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh4A0OATN9g Watch Patti turn out "Isn't It A Shame," complete with drama queen histrionics. She is awesome live.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVhUPpChcSI R17, How the HELL did you make that video show up in your post?
Watch Patti turn out "You Are So Beautiful" with Joe Cocker (Billy Preston on keys).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dedd7_cELi4 Patti LaBelle/Diana Ross Infamous Mic Toss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-Uz5q5g65c I am not much of a fan of Patti, but she is fun live.
This is her best work to me, singing background, with Labelle, on Laura Nyro's Gonna Take a Miracle album.
It's been a long Time Coming is also a great song with Labelle. It was used as the closing song in the movie "Precious."
Patti and Cyndi Lauper having a sing off on Time After Time.
They are well matched and I think good friends? It is pretty sweet.
I have fun memories of my mother stoned and making me watch this repeatedly on VHS.
I'm actually quite partial to this album:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnin%27_%28Patti_LaBelle_album%29 If You Asked Me To. The only song of hers I can stand. For the most part she leaves her irritating mannerisms and shrieking out of the song. She takes it down a notch or two and that's a good thing.
I tend to like her "mannerisms and shrieking," R24 -- but If You Asked Me To is my favorite Patti L. song. Thanks for sharing it.
The Music Is My Life, a fierce disco number
I always liked her song "Yo Mister" that Prince wrote and produced for her. I don't know why it wasn't a hit because it's really good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzEphA1jhKM I Don't Go Shopping is one of my favorites. Does Patti still perform live?
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