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.