Song of the Day: Lee Dorsey, “Get Out of My Life, Woman”

Thought I had set this up yesterday… shows what I know…

Today would be R&B and pop singer Lee Dorsey’s 96th birthday. "Get Out of My Life, Woman" is a song written by Lee’s producer and New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint. Lee’s version reached #5 on the R&B chart and #44 on the Hot 100 in 1966. It was included on his album Ride Your Pony – Get Out of My Life Woman. The Butterfield Blues Band included it on their 1966 album East-West.

11 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Lee Dorsey, “Get Out of My Life, Woman”

  1. I love the groove to this one. I can see where the covers came from…it sounds like something also that Zeppelin probably listened to. They never covered it I don’t believe but the feel.

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    1. I think most of the British Invasion bands would have listened to this. Most kids in the US were listening to the likes of Bobby Darin and The Kingston Trio (whom I also like) and left the roots music behind while kids in the UK were listening to Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters.

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      1. They brought it back which is a good thing. Most of those artists really liked the youngsters from the UK because of that.

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        1. When the Stones would come to Chicago, they always found time to play in one of the clubs on the South Side, first with Muddy Waters and then with Buddy Guy. Their song “2120 South Michigan Avenue” was recorded at Chess studios (2120 was the address). Fleetwood Mac, back in their Peter Green days, recorded “Fleetwood Mac In Chicago” with people like Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, and Walter “Shakey” Horton, also at Chess Studios. Now I have to search that one out…

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          1. Didn’t the Stones say that Waters was painting the walls when they arrived at Chess? That is how little that some of the blues guys were thought of…before their music became big again.

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  2. The version that I remember was the one by Iron Butterfly. Their cover was pretty true to this original version other than that distinctive Iron Butterfly church organ sound. . I’d never heard Dorsey’s version before now.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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