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Denise LaSalle

R&b + Soul and Blues Singer + Songwriter + Record Producer
Female
Hometown Belzoni, Mississippi
Other Names Lasalle, Denise

Denise LaSalle is an American blues and R&B/soul singer, songwriter, and record producer.

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CHILDHOOD

1939 Birth Born on July 16, 1939.

TWENTIES

1967 27 Years Old She sat in with R&B musicians and wrote songs, influenced by country music as well as the blues, before winning a recording contract with Chess Records in 1967. … Read More

THIRTIES

1971 31 Years Old After establishing an independent production company, Crajon, with her then husband Bill Jones, her first major success came in 1971 when her self-penned song, "Trapped By A Thing Called Love" was released on Detroit-based Westbound Records. … Read More
1979 39 Years Old Her co-penned song, "Married, But Not to Each Other" (#16 R&B) was included in the 1979 The Best of Barbara Mandrell, compilation album. … Read More

FORTIES

1984 44 Years Old LaSalle appeared at the 1984 and 1993 versions of the Long Beach Blues Festival, and also in 1993, she performed at the San Francisco Blues Festival. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2010 71 Years Old After more than a decade away, when she recorded three albums with small Memphis-based soul-blues label, Ecko, she returned to Malaco for her 2010 outing called "24 Hour Woman".
2011 72 Years Old She continues to work as a live performer, particularly at festivals, and more recently has issued more gospel-tinged material. In 2011, she was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. … Read More
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