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date: 18 November 2019

Dorsey, (Irving) Leelocked

  • Charles Garrett

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(b New Orleans, LA, Dec 24, 1924; d New Orleans, Dec 2, 1986). American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter. He was a professional boxer when he wrote “Ya ya” with Bobby Robinson: this reached number seven on the rhythm-and-blues chart in 1961. In the mid-1960s he began a long association with the producer and arranger ...

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