R.I.P. Denise LaSalle
Legendary Blues recording artist Denise LaSalle has died, according to an e-mail by family spokesman Howard Rambsy.
LaSalle, 78, is known for such R&B hits as “Lick It Before You Stick It” and “Now Run and Tell That.”
She was inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2015 and had recently started singing Gospel.
According to The Jackson Sun, her right leg was amputated after she suffered a fall, that caused health issues.
She’d planned to open the Denise LaSalle Blues Academy of Performing Arts in Jackson and was still working towards that at the time of her death.
Denise LaSalle was the wife of former disc jockey and city councilman and legendary local radio personality James Wolfe.
I had a chance to meet them both while working in Jackson Tennessee. That was probably the highlight of my time in Jackson.
She will be missed! Rest Well, Queen.