Kenny Nolan and The Eleventh Hour were the first to record "Lady Marmalade" (Bob Crewe, Kenny Nolan) in 1974.

Patti LaBelle (Patricia Holt-Edwards) and the Bluebells changed their name to LaBelle in the early seventies. New Orleans star producer/composer Allen Toussaint chose the tune for the LaBelle (Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash) December 1974 album "Nightbirds" and "Lady Marmalade" top the charts in 1975.