From the Soundboard is a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. On Wednesday, March 6 in honor of Women History Month we will focus on the First Ladies of Funk, Labelle.
“The female trio responsible for the proto-disco funk classic “Lady Marmalade,” LaBelle’s outlandish space-age costumes and brash incorporation of rock & roll were a far cry from their early days as a typical ’60s girl group, not to mention the later solo career of frontwoman Patti LaBelle. While Patti naturally seems like the focal point in hindsight, the group was also blessed with a talented and prolific songwriter in Nona Hendryx, who followed an idiosyncratic muse into her own mercurial solo career, which often bordered on the avant-garde.” [Steve Huey – All Music Guide]