Denise LaSalle with her grand daughter, Samantha | Malaco Music Group | tc046
Denise LaSalle (Ora Denise Allen) was born on 16 July 1939. She has had a long career as an artiste in her own right and as a record producer. Chess picked up her regional hit “Love Reputation” for national distribution and she had a number of singles on the Chess label. Her records are usually in the Southern bluesy/soul, “Memphis” style. In 2011 Denise was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.