Laura Nyro and Labelle
Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Mainstream pop, R&B
Only album, Gonna Take a Miracle (1971)
The Ectophiles' Guide entry for Laura Nyro
Other '60s trios and quartets
Laura Nyro, one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the late '60s and Labelle, an all-female r&b group that recorded from 1962-1977 in various incarnations, team up for an album of covers of popular songs. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Recommended first album:
Gonna Take a Miracle is this collaboration's only release
Gonna Take a Miracle (1971)
Laura Nyro—lead vocals, piano
Gamble & Huff
Laura Nyro lets loose on this album, a stylistic departure for her since the album is all r&b/pop covers. (A departure, but not a leap, since r&b influenced her solo work a great deal.) Teaming up with Labelle worked magic and created the sound and feel of the kind of '60s quartets that the originals did. It has energy, great vocals, and some classic songs. Very fun. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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