Monday, August 3, 2020

Lady Marmalade: Take Three

1. This song was inspired by New Orleans prostitutes. The French Quarter is near the city's red-light district. 
New Orleans' red light district
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2. This is the only hit credited to Labelle. Patti LaBelle recorded in the '60s as Patti LaBelle And The Blue Belles and in the '80s as a solo artist.
3. The chorus is French for "Do you want to sleep with me tonight?" Because of broadcasting standards, when Labelle performed on "The Midnight Special, they changed it to "Do you want to dance with me."

Midnight Special
 "Lady Marmalade"

*addendum to Music History Today: August 3, 2020

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