Very early work by Patti LaBelle
– working here with the young Bluebelles
group, but in a setting that still points the way towards the Labelle
sound of the 70s – given that the quartet also features vocals from Cindy Birdsong, Sarah Dash, and Nona Hendryx! The style is a great mix of female doo wop and uptown soul – harmony styles really maturing strongly for the 60s, and already taking strong advantage of the amazing vocals of Patti LaBelle
! Things are sweet, but have a nice edge too – and even the familiar tunes take on a new life in the hands of the group – as you'll hear on "Over The Rainbow", "People", "More", "Groovy Kind Of Love", "He", "Patti
's Prayer", and "Unchained Melody". There's a total of 22 cuts in all, with a lot of material from rare singles.
(Out of print.)