If you’re from Mississippi, then you should know, the “Queen of The Blues”, Denise LaSalle is too. And if you know anything about the “Chitlin’ Circuit”, then you absolutely are familiar with the 1971 unforgettable hit “Trapped By A Thing Called Love“. A song recorded on Chess Records in the 60’s. But it wasn’t until 1971 when she delivered it to her fans and was received with open arms! A song that asked the question every woman wanted the answer to, “What has this man Got”? It wasn’t a Juke Joint or Cafe’ across the hemisphere that didn’t have a .25 place number for the song in its Juke Box. And once that record dropped and the needle hit the vinyl, the house was ROCKING!
A few months ago LaSalle was faced with a health issue that would be drastically life changing. And from the looks of it, she’s taken that bull by the horn and continues to fight with the support of her loving husband, children, family, FANS, and friends.
Her legendary hits are more to mention but ones we are certainlt familiar with include, “Man Sized Job,” “Now Run And Tell That” “My Toot Toot” and “Love Me Right.” Poised with her ability to control her audiences and give them just what they came for gave LaSalle a powerful presence in the music industry for over two decades. Along side her crowning and countless awards in the industry, she is also a member of the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.
LaSalle recording career momentum seemed to be resting after the late 1990’s, then in March of 2015 LaSalle was featured on Southern Soul Artist, Bigg Robb, single, Blues N BBQ and her fans loved it!
And even though the Blues is the root of her success, her heart has always maintained where the music began: the church. She’s given us two gospel albums with rumors of a third to be released.
These days The Queen is not only busy with getting her health back up to par, she’s a former restaurant owner of her Blues Legend Café. And as a queen looks over her people, she’s seeking a place to open a Blues Academy in Jackson, TN to resurrect the “Blues” in the south offering free lessons to children between the ages of 8 and 14.
Sources close to The Queen had this to say about her progression:
“The Queen is doing fine. She is receiving great care at Vanderbilt and she is looking forward to being back at home for Christmas! Continue to pray for her strength and well being. And remember what she said in her gospel song, “God’s Got my back!”
We Love You Queen!
Get Well Soon!
The Staff, friends, and fans @ The Back Porch!