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Denise LaSalle

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LeFlore County, Mississippi, USA (1967 – present)

Denise LaSalle is an American blues and R&B / Soul / Disco singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born 16 July 1939 in LeFlore County, Mississippi, USA. Denise Craig has never really been considered a “disco artist.” She has always credited herself as a blues artist. Growing up in tiny Belzoni, music was an integral part of her life from an early age.

The youngest daughter of eight children born to Nathaniel and Nancy Allen, Denise learned to sing at an early age by listening to the Grand Ole Opry on the radio. She spent her early years (from age seven to thirteen) in Belzoni, Mississippi, then moved to Chicago to live with her oldest brother. Denise was determined to get an education, and she attended night school to earn her G.E.D. She was an avid reader, and her dream was to make her contribution to the literary world as a fiction writer. She did sell stories to “True Confessions” and “Tan” magazines at age fifteen, but after eight of her manuscripts were rejected, she decided to try writing poems and songs instead.
Raised as a Baptist, she sang in the Zion Temple choir for many years. She joined a female gospel singing group, The Sacred Five, and performed throughout metropolitan Chicago until 1961.

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  • ziadora93

    Only Lovers Left Alive.... beautiful scene beautiful song

    31 Jan 2014 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Denise is an excellent, fabulous singer-songwriter! I enjoy her voice and songs very much!!!

    25 Jan 2010 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I am glad I discovered her songs because she is a skillful singer-songwriter!

    25 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Mrcelinho

    There's a hommage in the High Fidelity movie, when they go to see Marie LaSalle singing... ;)

    21 Feb 2009 Reply
  • staytooned

    lmao...long dong silver, this woman is so slick

    4 Sep 2008 Reply
  • acmat

    down Home and BLUE..........................................?

    9 Aug 2008 Reply

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