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Labelle - Nightbirds (1974) [2015 Audio Fidelity SACD]

22-09-2016, 15:19
Soul | Funk | R&B | Disco

Title: Nightbirds [Audio Fidelity Hybrid SACD]
Year Of Release: 2015 (1974)
Label: Audio Fidelity [AFZ5 196]
Genre: Funk, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Disco
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue+.log) | Mp3
Total Time: 36:21
Total Size: 382 MB | 164 MB (Scans)

Nightbirds is an album by the all-female singing group Labelle. Notable for their biggest hit, the number-one song, "Lady Marmalade", it became the group's most successful album to date.

Reviewed by Rob Bowman
The finest of Labelle's original albums, Nightbirds was recorded in New Orleans with funkmeister Allen Toussaint handling the production chores and, one assumes, members of the Meters taking care of the session work. Worth the price of admission for the Bob Crewe-written "Lady Marmalade" alone, the album veers between the strutting New Orleans, horn-laden singles and more mainstream pop material.


01. Lady Marmalade
02. Somebody Somewhere
03. Are You Lonely?
04. It Took A Long Time
05. Don't Bring Me Down
06. What Can I Do For You?
07. Nightbird
08. Space Children
09. All Girl Band
10. You Turn Me On

Patti LaBelle - Lead and Backing Vocals
Nona Hendryx - Lead and Backing Vocals
Sarah Dash - Lead and Backing Vocals
Allen Toussaint - Keyboards, Percussion, Guitar
Art Neville - Organ
George Porter, Jr. - Bass
Walter Payton - Bass
Leo Nocentelli - Guitar
Rev Batts - Guitar
Smokey Johnson - Drums
Herman Ernest III - Drums
Bud Ellison - Piano
Earl Turbinton - Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet
Alvin Thomas - Tenor Saxophone
Lon Price - Flute
Clyde Kerr Jr. - Trumpet
Steve Howard - Trumpet
Lester Caliste - Trombone
Carl Blonin - Baritone Saxophone
Clarence Ford - Alto Saxophone

Album Released: September 13, 1974
Audio Fidelity SACD Released: May 26, 2015

Labelle - Nightbirds (1974) [2015 Audio Fidelity SACD]

Labelle - Nightbirds (1974) [2015 Audio Fidelity SACD]

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