Ya! Ya! [Bonus Tracks]

Ya! Ya! [Bonus Tracks]

by Lee DorseyLee Dorsey

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks / Includes book / Spanish Import)

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Lee Dorsey, the world's funkiest auto mechanic, topped the R&B charts in 1961 with "Ya Ya," a bit of bubblegum soul arranged by Allen Toussaint that exemplifies the sound of his early-'60s Fury recordings. Dorsey was an important and commercially successful product of the New Orleans R&B scene with a sound as distinctive as Fats Domino, and one look at the track list of Ya! Ya! tells you everything you need to know: "Eenie Meenie Mini Mo," "Ixie Dixie Pixie Pie," "Chin Chin," "Yum Yum" (et cetera). Uncluttered grooves, economical horn riffs, playground rhymes, and Dorsey's unmistakable voice add up to an appealingly simple formula that yielded one of the most enduring oldies of its era and its similar but lower-charting follow-up, "Do-Re-Mi." Only "Give Me You," a ballad that uses the ubiquitous R&B triplets Kay Starr disparagingly termed "the claw," breaks the pattern. A terrific introduction to the good-humored New Orleans singer. [A remastered edition of Ya! Ya! was released in 2017, featuring 11 bonus tracks recorded in New Orleans during 1961.] ~ Greg Adams & Bill Dahl

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/2017
Label: Imports
UPC: 8436559463003
catalogNumber: 5946300
Rank: 82264

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Dorsey   Primary Artist,Vocals
John Boudreaux   Drums
Melvin Lastie   Trumpet
Roy Montrell   Guitar
Marcel Richardson   Piano
Allen Toussaint   Piano
Alvin "Red" Tyler   Baritone Saxophone
Chuck Badie   Bass
Harold Battiste   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Earl King   Composer
Lee Dorsey   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Germaine Bazzle   Composer
Clarence Lewis   Composer
Marshall Sehorn   Composer,Producer
Allen Toussaint   Composer,Producer
Bobby Robinson   Composer,Producer
Pearl King   Composer
Naomi Neville   Composer
Renald Richard   Composer
William Wheeler   Composer

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