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Rockin' Sidney and Denise LaSalle: The Toot Toot Route

Mike Atherton, Black Echoes, 20 July 1986

Sidney Simien spent part of 1984 recording new songs at his home studio in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Unremarkable as this information may seem, it was in fact the start of a chain of events which would lead to one of the surprise R&B hits of the following summer in the USA and would catapult soul stalwart Denise LaSalle into the British top 20.

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