Denise LaSalle (RIP)

Welcome to this somewhat sad edition of the Show, and that's because news of soul legend Denise LaSalle's passing on January 8th, 2018, in Jackson, Tennessee, she was 78 years old. The second hour today is dedicated to her memory as I share just a tiny fraction of the music she left us. She was truly an American treasure who was loved and respected by all that knew her. She will live on through the music legacy that she left us. RIP Ora Denise Allen aka Denise Lasalle The Queen of the Blues.

On a more happy note I'll be featuring three tracks from an album called: "Preston Glass Presents Love & Compassion," the first track being from Freda Payne, and a great track it is too entitled"Welcome To The Human Race" being a very polished performance from a very classy lady. The other two tracks come from Domonique Brown ("Give Each Other Love") and Brandon Wattz, excellent cover of The Spinners gem "Ghetto Child". Also on this weeks playlist is Howard Johnson's latest outing due for release early February "Whatever You Want" plus I wanna remind you of the current hit from Klassband Brotherhood and as normal there some old school memory jerkers that you just might have forgotten. OK it's music time so sit back enjoy and be sure to check out the great video of Denise Lasalle at the bottom of the page.

More Denise LaSalle Tributes:-

"I'm very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with legends in the music industry, Denise LaSalle was one of them. While on tour in Summer of '97 or '98 I was on a show with Bobby Womack, The Gap Band and Lakeside, I had just signed with Malaco and Denise LaSalle came to my tour van and introduced herself to me and congratulated me on The Soul Singer Album, my first of three for that company, she was always friendly and funny, I will miss this remarkable woman".  - Stan Mosely (Singer)

"Denise was much more than just a singer or entertainer she was a visionary and philantropist sowing positive seeds into so many of us not only was she the QUEEN she was also a MOTHER who helped many of us find our musical way ...".   - Bigg Robb (Singer)

"We first met 52 years ago, and since that time we have continued to stay in touch, and developed a genuine friendship that has lasted over half of a century. In keeping in touch with one another, it had been my plan to visit her next month. Our music industry has truly lost another great voice, but God has chosen to pick this beautiful flower for His Heavenly Garden. To the family, thank you for sharing this great gem with us, who has been a part of our lives, the music industry, and history for so many years. Her music will live on forever. Cherish the wonderful memories, remember her laughter, her smile, and her love. May God bless you and give you peace, and keep you in His loving care. We know that our beloved Blues Queen is now resting in our Savior’s loving arms. The pain and heartaches you feel today Will one day disappear, You will be uplifted And a smile will replace a tear. Your cherished memories will last forever; And God will leave you never! Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” - Marshall Thompson (Chi-Lites)

Sunday's Playlist for January 14-01-2018
Hour One
Freda Payne - Welcome To The Human Race
Domonique Brown/Fam - Give Each Other Love
The Delfonics - Face It Girl It's Over
Rhonda McDaniel - Touching In The Dark
Ted Taylor - I Wanna Be Part Of You Girl
Ace Spectrum - Sweet Music Soft Lights & You
Keith Barrow - Free To Be Me
Klassband Brotherhood - Dance Floor
Howard Johnson - Whatever You Want
Brandon Wattz - Ghetto Child
Betty Everett - Black Girl
Faye B - Real Love
Bobby Caldwell - Game Over

Hour Two
All tracks from the late Denise Lasalle
What's Going On In My House - Malaco 1986
Trapped By A Thing Called Love - Westbound 1972
When Were Makin' Love - Malaco 1992
Feet Don't Fail Me Now - ABC 1978
To Little In Common To Be Lovers - MCA 1979
Come To Bed - Malaco 1983
It Was A House Till You Made It A Home - Ecko 2004
No Matter What They Say - ABC 1978
Married But Not To Each Other - Westbound 1976
Sit Down And Hurt For Awhile -  ABC 1976
Why Am I Missing You - Malaco 1997
God Don't Make Mistakes - Angel In The Mist 1999

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