- Released: October 17, 1990
- Label: Malaco Records
- 1.Lady In The Street
- 2.This Bell Was Made For Ringing
- 3.Don't Mess With My Man
- 4.Lay Me Down
- 5.Down Home Blues (X Rated)
- 6.I Was Not The Best Woman
- 7.Come To Bed
- 8.I Was Tellin' Him About You
Personnel: Denise LaSalle (vocals); Bennett Randman, Bennett Randman (strings); Walter King, Harrison Calloway, Muscle Shoals Horns, Ben Cauley, Charles Rose, Harvey Thompson (horns); Bud Berthold, Bud Berthold (percussion); Dino Zimmerman, Kenny Ray Kight (guitar); Ann Mason, Bob McNally, Mickey Davis, Peggy Plucker, Janet Dressler, Claudette Hampton (strings); Carson Whitsett (keyboards); Carl Marsh (synthesizer); Ray Griffin (bass guitar); James Robertson (drums); Frederick Knight (percussion); Valerie Williams, Jewel Bass, Thomisene Anderson (background vocals).
Recording information: Malaco Studios, Jackson, MS.
Arranger: Harrison Calloway.
The title track was among LaSalle's best Malaco tunes, a stomping, urgently sung, sassy bit that walked the line between confrontation, invitation, and remorse. The other tunes weren't quite as inspired, but were equally well performed. Few performers have ever staked out an area and remained loyal to it like LaSalle, who's been doing country/blues soul since the early '70s and seldom strayed from the path, despite numerous trends and changes on the black music scene. Some would call that suicidal; others would say it's commendable. ~ Ron Wynn