Patti Labelle seems like one of the sweetest people on Earth, but she sounds like she's performing the National Anthem at a haunted house.
Before you chastise me, I'm not saying Patti Labelle can't sing. That's definitely not true. But over the past few years I think it's fair to point out that she sometimes sounds like her vocal coach was born with claws.
Though Glenda the Good Witch of Soul still sounds better than most singers out now, I wouldn't hold a glass at one of her concerts. The only other woman alive I think who might be able to out screech her is Chaka Khan.
Which leads me to ask, which one would win a shout out? Patti "Scream to the top of your lungs" Labelle or Chaka "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH-EEEEEEEEEEEEEH---EH-EH-WOOOOOOOOO" Khan?