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Sunday 18 April 2010

Lee Dorsey 'Get Out of My Life Woman'

'I'm a newly wed and not a divorcee

And everything I do is funky like Lee Dorsey'

...said The Beastie Boys on Sure Shot. While holidaying in a caravan on the Yorkshire coast two weeks ago I popped into Oxfam in the market town of Beverley and found a rather nice vinyl Best Of Lee Dorsey, and this song is one of his top moments. Understated New Orleans funk, from the man who served in the US Navy, fought as a lightweight under the name Kid Chocolate, and worked constantly, partly to support his eleven children.


hsd said...

Love these records that sound like they've been recorded in my bathroom. Recognise that opening drum break, must have been sampled a thousand times. Great find.

Mondo said...

Dig about on Youtube and you'll find some incredible live clips of Lee Dorsey backed by the Sam and Dave Orchestra at a German gig in the 60s. The Ride Your Pony performance really is something special..