Monday, July 07, 2014

Lee Dorsey - Voice Your Choice

Lee Dorsey was born Irving Lee Dorsey on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sadly he died at age 61 of emphysema on December 1, 1986. Before he got his start in the music business in the early 1960s, he was a prizefighter in the early '50s and was known as Kid Chocolate. In the eight years between 1961 and 1969, he scored 9 hits on the Billboard chart, including two Top Ten songs. His major hits were all produced by the ambassadors of the New Orleans sound, Allan Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice features two great hits by Lee Dorsey. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Ya Ya or Working In A Coal Mine. I'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.