Denise is undoubtedly one of the longest serving Ladies of soul having made her first recordings in the 1960s for the legendary Chess label and she hasn't stopped singing yet. Her initial successes were in the 1970s when she was signed to the Westbound label and was being produced by the inimitable Willie Mitchell. During this period she had 10 R&B hits, four of which, "Trapped By A Thing Called Love", "Now Run And Tell That", "Man Sized Job" and "Married, But Not To Each Other" crossed over to the billboard pop charts. These are of course featured on this album. After leaving Westbound she had a relatively quiet period at ABC Dunhill before signing in 1982 to Malaco Records in her home state of Mississippi. There her success was re-established and in fact it was with this record company that she scored her major international hit, "My Toot Toot" (aka "My Tu Tu"). This anthology, compiled by the guru of black music Ian Dewhirst, brings together all the great recordings from Denise LaSalle. Anyone who likes to hear their music performed with passion, intensity and soul is going to love this collection of her best works.