Tuesday 20 September 2011

Patti LaBelle- "A Change Is Gonna Come" (live 2004)

Just stumbled upon Patti LaBelle's 2004 performance of Sam Cooke's A Change is gonna come, and had to post it. The quality of the video isn't great, and Patti sounds horse, but that doesn't stop our Diva. She works this performance so hard and passionately- watch as she actually kicks her shoes off at 4.24- that she gets not only the crowd roused but has the musicians she's sharing the stage with in awe. No mean feat!

Ms LaBelle humbly offering her backing singer her own microphone at 3.60- who I'm pretty sure isn't one of her regular crew judging by the reaction the male singer has to her flinging her shoes off- was a touching moment that added to poignancy of the lyrics. This performance made my day.

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