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Lee Dorsey (December 24, 1924 – December 2, 1986) was an American rhythm & blues singer. His biggest hits were "Ya Ya" (1961) and "Working in the Coal Mine" (1966). Much of his work was produced by Allen Toussaint with instrumental backing provided by the Meters.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dorsey was a childhood friend of Fats Domino before moving to Portland, Oregon when he was ten years old. He served in the United States Navy in World War II… read more

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  • Avatar for menswear2112
    Working in a Coal Mine...with Carlton Banks and the Fresh Prince!
  • Avatar for Ryantalope
    Mofo got soul!
  • Avatar for Hullabaloolaloo
    If you like Lee Dorsey's song "Give it up" you should listen to Fatlip's sampling of it. The track is called "Today's Your Day (Wachagonedu?)" Seriously folks. youtube it up. Its a hidden hip hop gem. Chali2na tears it up. k bye.
  • Avatar for IAJP
    laaawd...i am so tired. how long can this go on?
  • Avatar for sheik1
    im starting to get into new orleans trad music because of lee dorsey
  • Avatar for ratm239
    so good
  • Avatar for nixhex4311
    Yes We Can is re-freaking-diculously funky/awesome. Obama should replace "Hail to the Thief" with this jam.
  • Avatar for Magic_Alex
    Check out the nice words about Lee Dorsey at
  • Avatar for Fantasmatico
    A sittin' here la la, waitin' for my ya ya, ah-um, ah-um....
  • Avatar for darwinee
    my man lee!

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