Labelle: Funk, Feminism, and the Politics of Flight and Fight

@article{Royster2013LabelleFF,
  title={Labelle: Funk, Feminism, and the Politics of Flight and Fight},
  author={Francesca T. Royster},
  journal={American Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={52},
  pages={77 - 98}
}
For now he knew what Shalimar knew: if you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.Toni Morrison, Song of SolomonFlyyyyyy!Patti LaBelle, "Somewhere over the Rainbow"Part I: Flight-Breath, Movement, ElsewheresLabelle, the powerful funk/rock/soul group that performed and recorded from 1971 to 1977, had the power to shake up the room. Make the walls thump with their voices. Liftfolks up till they soar. On a 1975 appearance on Soul Train, at the height of the group's popularity, the audience… 
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