Patti Labelle: “lyrics aren’t there anymore”
Patti has been turning out hits since the early sixties, and is still touring today. “Lady Marmelade (Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?)” was her steam-rolling hit from 1975. In an article in The Washington Post, Labelle had this to say about today’s scene: “The music has started to suck. No, maybe it doesn’t suck, it’s just redundant. It starts with one verse, and that same verse, that’s all you hear. You wouldn’t know what the title of the song was today. The Burt Bacharachs, Curtis Mayfields — they wrote the kind of lyrics that aren’t there anymore.” Full story here.