Lee Dorsey - The Essential (1997)
Blues, RnB, Soul | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 101 min | 233 MB
Label: RCA Records | Rel: 1997
Less than a year had passed between this and Lee Dorsey's previous LP, Ride Your Pony, and Allen Toussaint was again the prime creative force, writing material and co-producing. The sound, however, had definitely taken a step in a funkier direction. It's still lighthearted, though not lightweight, soul music with a New Orleans bounce, paced by the Top Ten hit "Working in a Coal Mine" and also including the Top 30 follow-up "Holy Cow." Other than those hit singles, the songs, though not exactly throwaways, aren't up to the same level.