Tag: Patti LaBelle

Friday 5/22/20 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Patti LaBelle


Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holte; May 24, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group’s name change to Labelle in the early 1970s, they released the iconic disco song “Lady Marmalade” and the group later became the first African-American vocal group to land the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. LaBelle is commonly identified as the “Godmother of Soul”.

After the group split in 1976, LaBelle began a successful solo career, starting with her critically acclaimed debut album, which included the career-defining song, “You Are My Friend”. LaBelle became a mainstream solo star in 1984 following the success of the singles, “If Only You Knew”, “New Attitude” and “Stir It Up”, with the latter two crossing over to pop audiences and becoming radio staples.

Less than two years later, in 1986, LaBelle scored with the number-one album, Winner in You and the number-one duet single, “On My Own”, with Michael McDonald. LaBelle eventually won a 1992 Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her 1991 album, Burnin’, followed by a second Grammy win for the live album, Live! One Night Only. Her 1990s albums, Burnin’, Gems (1994) and Flame (1997), continued her popularity with young R&B audiences throughout the decade. Following the release of two mildly receptive solo albums in the early new millennium, she reunited with her LaBelle band-mates for the album, Back to Now, followed by a briefly well received promotional tour. LaBelle’s success has extended as an actress with a notable role in the film, A Soldier’s Story, and in TV shows such as A Different World and American Horror Story: Freak Show. In 1992, LaBelle starred in her own TV sitcom, Out All Night. A decade later, LaBelle hosted her own lifestyle TV show, Living It Up with Patti LaBelle on TV One. In 2015, LaBelle took part in the dance competition, Dancing with the Stars.

In a career that has spanned fifty years, she has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. LaBelle has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame. LaBelle was included in Rolling Stone on their list of 100 Greatest Singers. LaBelle is a dramatic soprano and is noted for her vocal power, range and emotive delivery.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay ON-Demand 7pm ET

bj6515Its “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where you’ll hear: Shalamar, the Isley Brothers, Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, Kool & the Gang, Al Jarreau, Patti LaBelle, Toto, Deniece Williams, Barry & Glodean White and a host of other artists. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. With all the cold and inclement weather sweeping the country, let’s warm up with some “Sweet Soul Music” later this evening with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” which you can access at: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 6pm ET on the 70s Music Station #gsp

Big eI’m on the fairground of the Eastern States Fair and Exposition; The “Big E,” and that’s where “Great Soul Performances” will be coming from today, West Springfield, Massachusetts. On tap you’l hear: Teddy Pendergrass, Patti Labelle, the Jacksons, 8th Day, James Brown, Inez & Charlie Foxx, the Four Tops, the Three Degrees, the Intruders, Lou Rawls and the “Queen of Disco” Donna Summer; “live in concert” plus a host of others.  We had a great opening day yesterday at the fair and we’re expecting a great run. So join me from the “Big E” later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on the 70s Music Station

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET #gsp

GSP2This afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2:The 80’s,” on the playlist are songs by: Anita Baker, Run D.M.C., the Whispers, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Rick James, the Temptations, Regina Belle, Lionel Richie, the Beastie Boys, Patti LaBelle and a whole lot more. I begins at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT. I think it’s a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon. You, me and the music on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” right here on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET #gsp @RadioMax

bobbyjayThis afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s;” the first Sunday and first full day of the summer of 2014, we’ll hear from New Edition, Paula Abdul, Babyface, Journey, Patti LaBelle, Levert, Barry White, Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson, Stevie Wonder, Atlantic Starr and others. We start at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT and remember if you want to hear the show again; anytime you desire, just go to our website tomorrow and thereafter and click “ON DEMAND” or our “PODCAST” link. 

Great Soul Performances Saturday 5-7p – 7-9p ET #GSP #RadioMax

bobby-jayGreat Soul Performances Saturday means an ENCORE Great Soul Performances The 80s and a brand NEW edition of Great Soul Performances at 7pm ET.

1 . ENCORE features:  Shalamar, Dennis Edwards, the Four Tops, Patti LaBelle, the Whispers, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, the Jones Girls, Larry Graham, Diana Ross, the Dells and many others . . 

2.  NEW EDITION features:  We take a look back to last year and pay tribute to the singers, musicians, artists and writers we lost in 2013. You’ll also hear a couple of new tunes from Cliff Perkins & Soul Generation, Otis Redding, the Notations, Aretha Franklin, the Jewells, Etta James, the Four Tops, Major Lance, the Tams, Jimmy Castor; (in his own words) & B.B. King and Bobby “Blue” Bland “live in concert.” It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. It follows an repeat performance of “Great Soul Performances 2, The 80’s” at the appropriate time in each time zone. If you miss the show this evening, the encore performances are on Monday at 10PM and on Wednesday at 12 Noon; both times eastern. We lost a lot of good and cherished people in 2013, so let’s remember them later this evening on RadioMaxMusic.com. -Bobby Jay