Lee Dorsey ‘Get Out of My Life Woman’

‘I’m a newly wed and not a divorcee

And everything I do is funky like Lee Dorsey’

…said The Beastie Boys on Sure Shot. While holidaying in a caravan on the Yorkshire coast two weeks ago I popped into Oxfam in the market town of Beverley and found a rather nice vinyl Best Of Lee Dorsey, and this song is one of his top moments. Understated New Orleans funk, from the man who served in the US Navy, fought as a lightweight under the name Kid Chocolate, and worked constantly, partly to support his eleven children.