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The Complete Atlantic Sides Plus Double CD

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  • Audio CD (14 April 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Real Gone Music
  • ASIN: B00I4F0J8Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,488 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Danny Boy
2. That’s How Heartaches Are Made
3. Down the Aisle
4. One Phone Call
5. Where Are You
6. Patti’s Prayer
7. Groovy Kind of Love
8. All or Nothing
9. Who Can I Turn To
10. You Forgot How to Love
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Always Something There to Remind Me
2. I Don’t Want to Go On Without You
3. Take Me for a Little While
4. Tender Words
5. Dreamer
6. Oh My Love
7. I Need Your Love
8. He’s My Man
9. Wonderful
10. How You Can Throw My Love Away (Unreleased)
See all 19 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Before Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash morphed into the futuristic soul trio known as Labelle and became one of the greatest girl groups of the '70s, all three women - along with Cindy Birdsong - were members of one of the greatest girl groups of the '60s, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Originally based in Philadelphia, the quartet enjoyed a modicum of chart recognition and sales during a two-year period (1962-64) with Newtown Records and then Parkway Records. After an appearance on a 1964 Atlantic LP, 'Saturday Night At The Uptown', the quartet signed with the label and recorded over thirty tracks for Atlantic over a four-year period. Among the sides were two albums: 'Over the Rainbow' (1965), a Top 20 R&B LP produced by Bert Berns, whose title track was also a Top 20 R&B hit single, and 'Dreamer' (1967), which contained the R&B-charting singles "I'm Still Waiting" (produced by Curtis Mayfield) and "Take Me for a Little While." In 1967, with the departure of Cindy Birdsong (who joined the Supremes), the remaining trio recorded a number of singles between 1967 and 1969, with production by Jerry Williams Jr., Memphis songwriters Chips Moman & Dan Penn, Bob Gallo, Don Davis and others; however, none achieved any chart success and in 1969, the group left Atlantic. This 2-CD US only anthology from Real Gone Music, produced and annotated by soul music historian David Nathan (SoulMusic Records) and remastered by Alan Wilson at Western Star Studio (and featuring some great photos), contains all 35 sides released by Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles on Atlantic along with four previously unissued tracks recorded in 1969. A treasure trove for any fan of '60s girl groups and soul!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CENTRAL LONDON MAN on 11 May 2014
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PATTI AND THE BLUEBELLES WERE REALY WASTED AT ATLANTIC THEY WENT ON TO GREATER THINGS WHEN CINDY LEFT TO JOIN THE SUPREMES.THEIR EPIC RECORDINGS FOR EPIC ARE FANTASTIC.THERE ATLANTIC SIDES HAVE MANY MOR TRACKS LIKE DANNY BOY .EBB TIDE AND THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OVER THE RAINBOW.WHICH IS JUDYS SONG AND SHOULD BE LEFT WELL ALONE.NEVERTHELESS TRACKS LIKE TAKE ME FOR A LITTLEWHILE AND THE FOUR UNRELEASED SIDES ARE VG
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Coyle VINE VOICE on 26 May 2014
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This double CD is definitive in its length although the quality isn't always maintained throughout. The group struggled to find a signature sound so tried everything, girl group, uptempo big city soul, southern soul and more. They suit the sophisticated big city soul best I think but there are good originals or first cover versions here of some classic pop and soul songs. I enjoyed this but will listen to only selective songs from it in future.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The Soul Sisters Sock It To Ya in the 60's 1 April 2014
By gassy goon - Published on Amazon.com
This 2 CD set is a must for any Patti LaBelle, and Labelle fan! Every known song that Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles recorded for Atlantic Records for from 1966-1969 is here. This set illustrates not only Patti's vocal range, but also the range of styles that the group did. Disc 1 is mainly comprised of the 2 albums that they recorded for Atlantic- OVER THE RAINBOW and DREAMER, with a handful of previously released live songs. The first Atlantic singles " ALL OR NOTHING " and " I'M STILL WAITING " are my favorites among the original songs here, as well as the uptempo b-side " FAMILY MAN ". The group excels on Soul inflected Pop material like ' A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE " and " YOU FORGOT HOW TO LOVE ". Back in 1966, the label wanted the group to do ballads and standards in the hopes of attracting adult audiences. This is where Patti's first version of " OVER THE RAINBOW " was recorded, and of course, it would go on to greater heights as one of the anthems in her solo career in the 80's until today. To me, many of these songs such as " PEOPLE ", " EBB TIDE " and " TRY TO REMEMBER " have never been favorites of mine in their repertoire. Ultimately, it would be just what Labelle in the 70's would shed and become trailblazers in both sight and sound. Give me the non-album A and B-side singles, which are in plentiful supply on Disc 2 to hear the group at full power.

Disc 2 is loaded with even more soulful performances & songs. Once Cindy Birdsong left the group in 1967 for The Supremes, Patti, Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx as a trio had more of a unified sound. A wealth of great songs is featured here, with Patti letting loose more on this material. They worked with a bunch of different producers and in different studios. How the group never got a big hit with the songs here is puzzling. With the combination of Atlantic Records, a voice and talent like Patti's , and good songs - it's confounding. But they did chart again with " TAKE ME FOR A LITTLE WHILE ", with Patti opening up her voice as powerful than ever. The sound of Labelle with the strong Patti-Sarah-Nona blend in the 70's is clearly in bloom on later 60's songs " HE"S MY MAN " , " HE'S GONE " and " PRIDE'S NO MATCH FOR LOVE " . There are many songs here that are as soul packed as any songs that the group ever recorded. More of my favorites include the gorgeous ballads " OH MY LOVE " that features a glorious, spiritual Patti lead vocal, and the melodious " I NEED YOUR LOVE ", the first song that Nona Hendryx wrote . Sarah Dash wrote the uptempo and rhythmic Philly sounding" LOVING RULES ". Not many female groups in the 60's had members writing their own songs. The real big bonus for me are the 4 unreleased songs, all of which are just as good as the released songs. The frantic " FORGET IT " is a very percussive funky number and is the standout track among the 4 unreleased songs that really enlivens the whole collection. Nearly as good is " NEVER FOR ME ". Patti sings the line " Sock it to me " in " WHEN JOE TOUCHES ME " , and that's just what she does all over this 2 CD set. " HOW CAN YOU THROW MY LOVE AWAY " is the 4th newly discovered song, another real find. The strength of their vocal unison of soul-gospel-rock is much more evident on the latter 1967-1969 material here. It's wonderful to have all the songs now in one place. In 1994, the excellent compilation CD " OVER THE RAINBOW: THE ATLANTIC YEARS " was a real godsend, as it had all the non-album songs. This new set which now includes four never before released songs, is a real gift for any fan to have. This is just one chapter in the group's long history. Before Atlantic, they recorded for the small Newtown label from 1962-1965. I highly recommend owning either the DOWN THE AISLE collection on Relic Records which is most complete or the Collectables label CD - GOLDEN PHILLY CLASSICS. And absolutely all of the 6 original albums that Labelle recorded from 1971-1976. Patti, Sarah and Nona in all of their group and solo work are absolutely one of the most prolific and multi-faceted female groups ever in music history.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Patti Cake and the Girls 18 May 2014
By Milton A. Dugger Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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A discerning look at the anatomy of recording contracts and material given an artist, this album is a history of how a label built on R&B: the House that Ruth Built (Ruth Brown) lost its ability to take a stellar R&B act to the top. The recordings are very good to excellent, but never promoted by Atlantic as it had of old.

The talent of the group is unquestionable; the promotion of the product (s) suspect! A very fine collection of Patti Labelle and the Bluebelles music!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I had already owned the Atlantic CD's, but this ... 30 Aug. 2014
By J. A. Palazzolo - Published on Amazon.com
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I had already owned the Atlantic CD's, but this set was well worth the cost, just for the extra songs. I consider the Atlantic years to be their most productive, especially their live work. A must have!!!!!!
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Recommended 25 July 2014
By Cheri - Published on Amazon.com
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Star talent and great recordings.
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