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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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  • Working in a Coal Mine...with Carlton Banks and the Fresh Prince!
  • Mofo got soul!
  • 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.
  • laaawd...i am so tired. how long can this go on?
  • im starting to get into new orleans trad music because of lee dorsey
  • so good
  • Yes We Can is re-freaking-diculously funky/awesome. Obama should replace "Hail to the Thief" with this jam.
  • Check out the nice words about Lee Dorsey at http://magicalexdjs.blogspot.com/
  • A sittin' here la la, waitin' for my ya ya, ah-um, ah-um....
  • my man lee!

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