Tasty (Patti LaBelle album)

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Tasty
Studio album by Patti LaBelle
Released May 19, 1978[1]
Recorded 1978
Genre Pop, disco
Length 47:12
Label Epic
Producer David Rubinson
Patti LaBelle chronology
Patti LaBelle
(1977)
Tasty
(1978)
It's Alright with Me
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Wilson & Alroy's Record Reviews 4/5 stars[3]

Tasty is the second solo release by singer Patti LaBelle, her second solo album with Epic Records, since departing from Labelle in 1976. The album was less successful than the debut but became notable for the disco club hit, "Eyes in the Back of My Head" and the airplay-only pop ballad, "Little Girls", which became a popular LaBelle favorite with her fans. The album was one of four LaBelle released on the Epic label. The mid-tempo song "Don't Let Go" was later covered successfully by Isaac Hayes in a famous disco version a year later. The gospel-emulated pop ballad "I See Home" was covered by Tina Turner on her album, Love Explosion, a year after this album was released. LaBelle also co-wrote two songs on the album, the Latin pop-flavored "Teach Me Tonight" and the gospel ballad "Quiet Time". Her longtime musical director Bud Ellison also helped in those songs' arrangements. The up-tempo disco song, "Eyes in the Back of My Head" found some international success reaching number-five on the Italian singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Save the Last Dance for Me" (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman) (5:05)
  2. "Monkey See Monkey Do" (Michael Franks) (5:12)
  3. "Little Girls" (Allee Willis) (6:46)
  4. "You Make It Hard to Say No" (Boz Scaggs) (5:35)
  5. "Teach Me Tonight (Me Gusta Tu Baile)" (Armstead Edwards, James R. Budd Ellison, LaBelle) (5:21)
  6. "Quiet Time" (Armstead Edwards, James R. Budd Ellison, LaBelle) (5:05)
  7. "Don't Let Go" (Jesse Stone) (4:06)
  8. "I See Home" (Allee Willis, David Lasley) (5:57)
  9. "Eyes in the Back of My Head" (5:25)
  10. "Teach Me Tonight" (5:37)
2014 remaster[4]
10. Teach Me Tonight (Me Gusta Tu Baile) [Single Version]
11. Little Girls [Single Version]
12. Eyes in the Back of My Head [12" Disco Version]
13. Save the Last Dance for Me [12" Disco Version]

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