Album Details

January 25, 2011
Philadelphia International
Rhythm & Blues, Quiet Storm, Adult Contemporary R&B, Disco, Soul

Album Review

Playlist: The Very Best of Patti Labelle covers the singer’s late-‘70s and early-‘80s solo albums for Epic and Philadelphia International -- the period just prior to her pop peak. The disc also throws in Labelle-the-group’s “Lady Marmalade” as a sop to those who aren’t otherwise familiar with this phase of Labelle’s career, which produced a handful of charting R&B singles, such as “I Don’t Go Shopping,” “Joy to Have Your Love,” and “Music Is My Way of Life,” all of which are included here. It’s not a thorough anthology of her singles from this period, but it does provide a decent overview.
Andy Kellman, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Love, Need and Want You
  2. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
  3. If Only You Knew
  4. My Love, Sweet Love
  5. Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It is)
  6. Come into My Life
  7. Lady Marmalade
  8. Joy to Have Your Love
  9. Music is My Way of Life
  10. Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu
  11. Shoot Him on Sight
  12. I Don't Go Shopping
  13. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
  14. Teach Me Tonight (Me Gusta Tu Balle)
  15. Bonus Materials [CD-ROM Track] [*][Multimedia Track]