Song of the Day #4,822: ‘Nightbird’ – Labelle

Five months ago, while writing about the latest additions to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, I confessed that I didn’t know ‘Lady Marmalade’ was a cover (I know the song through its inclusion in the 2001 film Moulin Rouge).

In fact, it was a hit R&B song by Labelle, a band fronted by Patti LaBelle.

Well, this week Labelle makes another appearance thanks to their 1974 album Nightbirds, on which ‘Lady Marmalade’ is the opening track.

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