Well that's just about the best 7 minutes I'll ever experience.
LaBelle have a New CD out, and I've only sampled it on itunes, but haven't bought. Anyone want to share? Sounds good though, it does.
But I'm ALL about this old clip of theirs DWH75 sent me. It's so major. In the past I always thought LaBelle stood out because they were 3 amazing voices (and the costumes kinda got in the way.) But watching this clip I see that the theatrics were an essential component in their live performance. Patti's on stage craziness really is from outer space, why shouldn't she wear a Space Suit? And who knew Nona Hendryx wrote the songs?
What Patti does at 5:50 - holy shhhhhhhhhh.
UPDATE 10/25: Got the new CD. Is OK, feels like a Patti CD, want more Nona. I'm gonna stick with this old song from the youtube clip above. It took work but I found an mp3 of it on OSN (One Soulful Negro) Blog. And read on Wikipedia that the song was about: ... the way the ladies felt when people who had "made it" in the business no longer were interested in keeping in contact with Patti, Sarah, or Nona.