The family of R&B great Denise LaSalle is asking for prayers for the singer’s recovery from surgery. Denise’s daughter, Bridget Wolfe-Edwards posted the following on Denise’s Facebook page:
“Continue to pray for our mother! She is recovering well from surgery. This little warrior will probably be walking around tomorrow or not sooner. So if and when you hear her music on the radio, whisper a prayer for the queen of the blues! We love you! Get well soon.
LaSalle became ill earlier this week and missed a scheduled performance in Rochester, New York. She suffers from congestive heart failure.”
The Mississippi born LaSalle has been labeled by many as the “Queen of the Blues.” She first came to attention of music fans with recordings on Chess Records in the late 60s, but became a household name in 1971 with the #1 smash, “Trapped By A Thing Called Love.”
LaSalle proved over that decade that she was not only a great singer, but also a top notch songwriter and producer. She continued to chart big for two decades with hits like “Man Sized Job,” “Now Run And Tell That” “My Toot Toot” and “Love Me Right.”
While her commercial success had peaked by 1990, LaSalle continued to record and perform regularly around the world. She has also become a restauranteur through her Blues Legend Café. She has won countless awards and is a member of the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.
Let’s all keep this legendary star in our prayers for a full recovery.