Denise LaSalle

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LaSalle in July 2009

Ora Denise Allen (July 16, 1939 – January 8, 2018),[1][2] known by the stage name Denise LaSalle, was an American blues and R&B/soul singer-songwriter, and record producer. Since the death of Koko Taylor, had been recognized as the "Queen of the Blues".[3] She was born in Leflore County, Mississippi. She was known for her song "Trapped by a Thing Called Love".

LaSalle died on January 8, 2018 in Jackson, Mississippi of heart disease and complications from a fall at the age of 78.[4]

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  1. Richard Skelly (1939-07-16). "Denise LaSalle | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-09.
  2. Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues - A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara: Praeger Publishers. p. 203. ISBN 978-0313344237.
  3. "14th Annual Jus' Blues Music Awards Conference | MS Homecoming". Visitmississippi.org. 2014-08-02. Retrieved 2014-08-09.
  4. "'Queen of the Blues' Denise LaSalle dies". Jacksonsun.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.

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