Sunday, September 28, 2014

Record #0570: Working In the Coal Mine / Mexico – LEE DORSEY

Amy 958 (original) USA, Jul. 1966
Words & Music bySide AAllen Toussaint, Marshall Sehorn; Side B – Toussaint, Sehorn
Musicians: Lee Dorsey (vocals), Allen Toussaint (piano), others unknown
Recording sessions: Produced by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn at Cosimo Recording Studio, New Orleans, LA, 1966
Highest chart positions:  US #8, US R&B #5, UK #8

This was Dorsey's biggest hit single. His next single "Holy Cow" did also pretty well, reaching #23 in US, #10 in US R&B and #6 in UK.

"Working In the Coal Mine" was later covered by a bunch of artists and groups. Devo had a fair hit with it in 1981 (US #43, US Dance #30, US Rock #53, UK #76).

List price:  Very Good+ is $5, Near Mint is $10

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