demonstrated that at 54, Denise LaSalle
was still very much on top of her game. As its title indicates, the veteran soul and blues singer hadn't mellowed with age--those who love to hear LaSalle
taking a sassy, in-your-face approach won't be disappointed by trash-talking numbers like "1-900-GET-SOME," "Right Side of the Wrong Bed" or "The Bitch Is Bad." But true to form, LaSalle
has no problem turning around and showing a more sensitive side of herself on "Child of the Ghetto," an inspiring, poignant ballad describing a poor woman's determination to improve her life. LaSalle
's Malaco output of the 1980s and 1990s was quite consistent, and with Still Bad
, the singer once again excels by sticking with what she does best.