The Mississippi Blues Trail marker commemorating Denise Lasalle stands outside the Humphreys County Courthouse in downtown Belzoni, Mississippi.
The GPS Location of the marker is: N 33° 10.568′ W 90° 29.268′
This Mississippi Blues Trail marker reads:
“DENISE LASALLE – Soul and blues star Denise Lasalle was born Denise Allan near Sidon in rural Leflore County, on July 16 1939, but spent much of her childhood here in Belzoni. After moving to Chicago in her teens, she began writing songs and scored the first of many self-penned hits in 1971 with the No.1 R&B single ‘Trapped By A Thing Called Love.’ Lasalle’s direct and often provocative style on stage also led to great success as a live performer.”
Here are some video clips of Denise Lasalle:
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