Lee Dorsey Had Given up On “Working In The Coal Mine”

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mid 60s b w 385x270 Lee Dorsey Had Given up On Working In The Coal Mine

Our first Top 6 @ 6 today features working songs,  and one  of the most famous was [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lee Dorsey[/lastfm]‘s Working In The Coal Mine.  Lee was known for songs like Ya-Ya, Do-Re-Mi, and his biggest hit about the coal mine. He was a great performer right up to the time of his death in 1981 from emphysema. Originally done at a faster tempo, it shouldn’t have been a hit.  In fact, it shouldn’t have even made it past the demo stage.

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