On to one of my favorite singers, Lee Dorsey. His voice is great, like a smile, according to a quote attributed to his producer and the author of his hits, Allen Toussaint. (Their work prefigures the great solo records by Toussaint later on -- but that'll be in the Ts... I could very well have filed Lee's records under Toussaint...)
Devo and my band, Goo Goo Cluster
, have covered "Working in a Coal Mine," as have the Judds, apparently.
Web trivia: VH1 has got their picture of Lee
mixed up with that of Bobby Marchan
(who sang at Stax for a period and was also a female impersonator).
I'm listening to my two compilations with slightly different track listings. Both were issued by Charly Records, and one is called "Can You Hear Me."
There's not a wealth of stuff about Lee on the Web.
Here a few of the more interesting links I've found:
* The strangest is a song-by-song listing -- with comments like, "This fast song features a tambourine" -- of a compilation called Wheeling and Dealing
. It's from Collins Crapo's homepage
(sic) -- I don't know whether he thinks his page is "crap" (and has a problem with punctuation) or whether his name is really Crapo...
- Mostly about Toussaint
And also nothing about the fairly mysterious re-issuer Charly of London. A couple of clues are at:
Posted by perryargel
at 11:56 AM MEST
Updated: Friday, 6 June 2003 4:33 PM MEST