Personnel: Denise LaSalle (vocals); Michael Toles, Kenny Ray Kight (guitar); Dawn Wohlgemuth, Ann McNally, Jackie Perry, Tyler Maizel, Tien Sheng Li, Xiao Feng You, Vince Massimino, Tyler Maizel, Ann McNally, Dawn Wohlgemuth, David Arnott, Bob McNally, Mickey Davis, Peggy Plucker, Janet Dressler (strings); Harrison Calloway, Jim Horn, Charles Rose, Harvey Thompson, Jim Williamson (horns); Clayton Ivey, Carson Whitsett (keyboards); Dewayne Thomas (bass instrument); James Robertson (drums); Jewel Bass, Thomisene Anderson (background vocals).
Recording information: Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield, AL.
Arrangers: Harrison Calloway; Mickey Davis.
Still Bad 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. ~ Alex Henderson