Monday, September 6, 2010
Denise LaSalle - A Love Reputation (1967)
Denise LaSalle's first single for Chicago label Tarpon. Love Reputation remains a big Northern Soul jam, but the b-side, One Little Thing, is my fave. Denise LaSalle would go on to score major hits with the Willie Mitchell make everyone sound like Al Green style, but i much prefer her earlier cuts. Also, I'm a real sucker for any label with an animal on it. The Tarpon fish is cool, but really cute mammals are the easier sell, as with Bearsville and RSO.
I wrote in more depth about this 45 on an old blog of mine here, replete with downloadable audio.