Always The Queen: The Denise Lasalle Story

May 14, 2020|
Always The Queen: The Denise Lasalle Story by Denise Lasalle
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Denise LaSalle''s journey took her from rural Mississippi to an unquestioned reign as the queen of soul-blues. From her early R&B classics to bold and bawdy demands for satisfaction, LaSalle updated the classic blueswoman''s stance of powerful independence while her earthy lyrics about relationships connected with generations of female fans. Off-stage, she enjoyed ongoing success as a record label owner, entrepreneur, and genre-crossing songwriter.

As honest and no-nonsense as the artist herself, Always the Queen is LaSalle''s in-her-own-words story of a lifetime in music. Moving to Chicago as a teen, LaSalle launched a career in gospel and blues that eventually led to the chart-topping 1971 smash ”Trapped by a Thing Called Love” and a string of R&B hits. She reinvented herself as a soul-blues artist as tastes changed and became a headliner on the revitalized southern soul circuit and at festivals nationwide and overseas. Revered for a tireless dedication to her music and fans, LaSalle continued to tour and record until shortly before her death.

Denise LaSalle (1934–2018) was a soul and blues singer-songwriter and businesswoman. Her songs include ”Trapped by a Thing Called Love,” ”Married, but Not to Each Other,” and the modern-day soul-blues standards ”A Lady in the Street,” ”Don''t Jump My Pony,” and ”Someone Else I...
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Title:Always The Queen: The Denise Lasalle StoryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:14 mai 2020Publisher:University of Illinois PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0252084942

ISBN - 13:9780252084942

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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