Lee Dorsey

About Lee Dorsey

Second only to Fats Domino as an exemplar of New Orleans music, Lee Dorsey (1924-1986) made his name through a string of classic hit singles, including "Ya Ya," "Ride Your Pony," "Working in a Coalmine," "Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky" and "Yes We Can." Working in tandem with producer Allen Toussaint and the great backing band the Meters, Dorsey, with his sly, good-time vocals and clever lyrics, made for many of the greatest Crescent City hits, many of which were later covered by artists ranging from Devo to the Pointer Sisters.

New Orleans, LA, United States
December 24, 1924
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