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Lee Dorsey
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    (December 24, 1924-December 1, 1986)
    Born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    Birth name was Irving Lee Dorsey
    Recorded the singles 'Ya Ya' (1961), 'Ride Your Pony' (1965), 'Get Out of My Life, Woman' (1965), 'Working in the Coal Mine' (1966), 'Holy Cow' (1966), 'Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (From Now On)' (1969) and 'Yes We Can' (1970)
    He boxed under the name 'Kid Chocolate.'
    He followed up the nursery rhyme-inspired 'Ya Ya' with the similar 'Do-Re-Mi,' 'Eenie Meenie Mini Mo' and 'Ixie Dixie Pixie Pie.'
    He had 32 children.
    He was a lifelong smoker, which probably contributed to the emphysema that killed him.
    His records epitomized the laid-back sound of New Orleans R&B.
    He opened for the Clash on a US tour (1980).
    He was name-checked in the Beastie Boys song 'Sure Shot.'
    A DJ created a mash-up of his 'Yes We Can' single and Barack Obama's 'Yes We Can' speech.

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