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But you knew it was Lee Dorsey after the first verse of any song. At the age of 10, Dorsey and his family moved to Portland, Oregon, where he developed Freedom For The Stallion - Lee Dorsey - The Masters strong affection for country music. His enlistment was cut short after being hit in the leg by a bullet during an encounter with a Japanese Zero fighter plane. Back in Portland, Dorsey began hanging around a gymnasium and started boxing professionally. I got knocked out on my feet a couple of times but the guys that hit me brought me back.
Once back in his hometown, Dorsey, who Be A Doer Of The World - Reggie Vinson - Rollin Over The Devil working on cars, studied body and fender repair under the G. During his off hours he enjoyed catching the shows at the Dew Drop Inn, but he harbored no ambitions of becoming an entertainer.
I went down that evening after I cleaned up from work. The session was leased on the spot by Cosima Matassa, who released it on his Rex labeL The single aid reasonably well in the South and Richard invited Dorsey back to the snidio several months later.
Apparently stage fright was only temporary because after the American Bandstand cameo Dorsey began performing regularly at the Dew Drop Inn and doing out-of-town dates with Lloyd. His big break was right around the corner. I brought a copy of the record back to New York and played it for Bobby Robinson [the owner of Fury]. A few minutes later we talked and arranged for him and Reynauld, Richard to come Cover Band - Redd Kross - Burn Out / Cover Band New York.
Lee, Bobby and myself were in a club drinking gin and bourbon and trying to come up with material to record. We wanted to. Well, Allen wrote the arrangement and Marcel Richardson played the piano on the record but he sounded just like Allen. As a result, Dorsey put his body and fender tools in storage and embarked on a national tour that included 61 consecutive one-nighters with James Brown.
I had the tools, I knew the work, I loved it. Sehorn, who was now working independently; kept plugging and arranged for Dorsey to record singles for Smash and Constellation. He inspired ideas that nobody else did.
I could see Lee moving through the world and me back there watching Freedom For The Stallion - Lee Dorsey - The Masters writing about it. Unfortunately; it wound up in the cutout bins. A car being chased by the police ran a red light, struck Dorsey and shattered both of his legs.
Amazingly, after being told by doctors he might not walk again, he performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, albeit in a wheelchair, with his new band Skor.
Once he was back on his feet he was invited, to open for the Clash on their North American tour including a spectacular double bill at the Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas Street.
They spit on you because they like your music so much. Dorsey remained happy-go-lucky until late in when, while preparing for a tour of Japan and Australia, he suddenly fell ill. A heavy smoker, Dorsey was diagnosed with emphysema, heart problems and an ulcer. Finally, on December 1,Lee Dorsey, an artist who defined the New Orleans sound of thedied peacefully in his sleep. His well-attended funeral attracted many of his contemporaries including Jessie Hill, Marshall Sehorn and Allen Toussaint.
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