Working in a Coal Mine 50th Anniversary – Lee Dorsey

I meant to start this series in July 2016 which was the 50th anniversary of Lee Dorsey‘s version of this Allen Toussaint classic hitting the Billboard charts… Only a month late.

My first exposure to this song was the Devo version (coming up) from the Heavy Metal movie soundtrack, which I gave to a cousin for his birthday. My Uncle wanders through the room and starts singing along and informed me that it was a NOLA R&B song originally. Go figure.