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Labelle - Lady Marmalade.

Lady Marmalade is een nummer uit 1974 geschreven door Bob Crewe en Kenny Nolan. Het nummer staat bekend om de sensuele zin "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi? (ce soir)" (vertaald: wil je vanavond met me naar bed?). De originele versie is van de groep "Eleventh Hour", maar het vocale trio Labelle scoorde er een grote hit mee. Het nummer haalde in Canada, Nederland en de Verenigde Staten de eerste plaats.


The song was written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan, and was inspired by Crewe's experiences in New Orleans and the sex workers in the area. A sex worker named Lady Marmalade shows up to a man named Joe, flirts with him and takes him home. Joe drinks wine and he screams French words while she is in the Boudoir. A demo of the song was first recorded by The Eleventh Hour, a disco group made up of studio musicians fronted by Nolan on vocals. It was released in 1974 as a track on the Eleventh Hour's Greatest Hits LP which did not chart. Crewe showed the song to Allen Toussaint in New Orleans, and Toussaint then decided to record the song with Labelle.