Om Lee Dorsey
Dorsey's songs have an enduring quality that earns a new audience every decade or so, with new fans ranging from dirty-fingered flea-market Funk scholars to sample-happy hip-hoppers. His music is raw and to the point, skipping past shallow rhythm rocking for a groove so solid it could only come from New Orleans. The deep rhythms of classics such as "Get Out of My Life Woman" and Art Neville's "Ride Your Pony" are matched only by deep declarations like the no-messin' around "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky." With the help of producer Allen Toussaint, Dorsey performed many classic numbers with his characteristically tongue-in-cheek innuendo and buoyant Soul vocals before his death in 1986.