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LaBelle: Nightbirds (Epic EPC 80566)

Idris Walters, Let It Rock, April 1975

PATTI LABELLE, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash. The Ordettes and Del Capris came together in the early sixties to form Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells — a moderately well known line up working in the Supremes second division along with the likes of the Chiffons and the Shirelles. 'I Sold My Heart To The Junkman' — a teenage song by teenage dreamers for teenage losers — was their biggest hit. Cindy Birdsong split to join the Supremes and better herself and the Bluebells settled for a three-part harmonic line-up working a network of bars and one-horse outlets.

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