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5.0 out of 5 stars Lee Dorsey - New Orleans Funk Master, 13 Aug. 2002
This review is from: The Definitive Collection (Audio CD)
In 1965 Lee Dorsey teamed up with legendary New Orleans R&B maestro Allan Toussaint to produce some of the funkiest soul tracks ever cut. Previously Dorsey had enjoyed huge early success with the naive sounding, nonsense sing-a-longs 'Ya-Ya' and 'Do-Re-Mi', both featuring on this flawless budget compilation. But it was with Toussaint firmly established at the helm that Dorsey really began to scale the heights of clipped soul perfection. Best known on these shores for hit single 'Holy Cow' and the classic 'Working in The Coal Mine', all of the Dorsey recordings featured here are infused with his supremely soulful, feelgood touch. It's impossible not to raise a smile to such infectious grooves as 'Go-Go Girl', 'Ride Your Pony', and the groin-thrusting ecstacy of 'Give it Up', sample lyric: "Give it up girl/You know what a'hm talkin' about". Also featured are rarities such as 'Lottie Mo'68' and 'Love lots of Lovin', the latter a soaring duet with Betty Harris.

I can't recommend the music of Lee Dorsey, and this generously priced retrospective, highly enough. Early in his career Dorsey earned the nickname of 'Mr TNT' for his explosive stage presence, and upon hearing these recording for the first time it's abundantly clear why.
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