Labelle (album)

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Labelle (1971 album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by Labelle
Released September 08 1971
Recorded The Record Plant, New York City
Genre Rock, pop, soul
Length 39:03
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Kit Lambert, Vicki Wickham
Labelle chronology
Moon Shadow
(1972)Moon Shadow1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau C link
Wilson & Alroy's Record Reviews 2.5/5 stars link

Labelle is the debut album of American singing trio Labelle, formerly a four-girl group known as Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles. This was Labelle's first release for Warner Bros. Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "Morning Much Better" (Aram Schefrin, Michael Zager) (4:00)
  2. "You've Got a Friend" (Carole King, Toni Stern) (4:16)
  3. "Baby's Out of Sight" (Sarah Dash, Armstead Edwards) (2:35)
  4. "Time & Love" (Laura Nyro) (3:45)
  5. "Too Many Days" (Nona Hendryx) (2:57)
Side B
  1. "Running Out of Fools/If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody" (Kay Rogers, Richard Ahlert/Rudy Clark) (4:15)
  2. "Shades of Difference" (Nona Hendryx, Patti LaBelle) (3:14)
  3. "Heart Be Still" (Bert Berns, Jerry Ragavoy) (3:14)
  4. "Wild Horses" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) (3:03)
  5. "Time" (Patti LaBelle, Armstead Edwards) (3:48)
  6. "When the Sun Comes Shining Through (The Ladder)" (Michael D'Abo) (3:56)




  • Buzzy Linhart - rhythm guitar
  • Kenny Ascher - piano
  • Gene Casey - piano, musical director
  • Judy Clay, The Sweet Inspirations - backing vocals
  • Gene Cornish - guitar
  • Marlo Henderson - rhythm guitar
  • Andre Lewis, John Taylor - organ, clavinet
  • Bob Mann - guitar
  • Don Payne, Bill Takas - bass
  • Luther Rix, Dave Williams, Jimmy Johnson - drums
  • Aram Schefrin - rhythm guitar
  • David Spinozza - guitar
  • Ted Castleman - percussion
  • Al Kooper - organ on "Time"

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