Denise La Salle – On The Loose


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Track Listing:
1. Man Size Job - 2:47   2. What It Takes to Get a Good Woman (That's What It's Gonna Take to Kee) - 2:57   3. Harper Valley P.T.A. - 3:33   4. What Am I Doing Wrong - 3:14   5. Breaking up Somebody's Home - 3:27   6. There Ain't Enough Hate Around (To Make Me Turn Around) - 3:39   7. Your Man and Your Best Friend - 2:59   8. Lean on Me - 4:05   9. Making a Good Thing Better - 4:02   10. I'm over You - 2:41   11. I'm Satisfied - 2:51

Denise La Salle (vocals) , Michael Toles / Mabon Hodges (guitar) , Leon Aldridge / Leroy Hodges (bass) , Marvell Thomas (organ, piano) , Charles Hodges (organ) , Charles Jenkins / Howard Grimes (drums) , Leo LaBlanc (steel guitar) , James Mitchell / Bowlegs Miller / Lewis Collins / Andrew Love (horns)


1. AllMusic - Stephen Cook
This follow-up to LaSalle's breakthrough album, Trapped By a Thing Called Love, carries on with another solid round of southern-fried blues and soul. Atop arranger Bowlegs Miller's groove-centric charts, LaSalle particularly shines on her own "Man Size Job," Bill Withers' "Lean on Me," and the Civil Rights anthem "There Ain't Enough Hate Around (To Make Me Turn Around)." Mostly, though, LaSalle evokes early influences like Ruth Brown and such contemporaries as Millie Jackson and Betty Wright while plying her gospel-infused, blues-grit way through fine cheatin' songs like "Breaking up Somebody's Home" and "Your Man & Your Best Friend." But, lest one thinks it's all about co-dependency and dissipation, she rebounds on the album closer, "I'm Over You," confidently stepping out on her own amidst a stunning backdrop of funky smooth strings. With a whole lot of blues and soul -- plus a dash of country for good measure -- LaSalle delivers a gem from her early-'70s stay at the Westbound label. 

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