Genre: R&B
Additional Artists: The Meters
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Lee Dorsey Yes We Can Numbered Limited Edition 180g Import LP (Green Vinyl)

Lee Dorsey

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Sophisticated New Orleans Soul & Funk On 180g Audiophile Vinyl LP!
Numbered, Limited Edition Green Vinyl - Only 1000 Copies!

Lee Dorsey began his career as a lightweight boxer in the early 1950s and moved on to become an influential African American pop and R&B singer during the 1960s.

His successful period began when he met songwriter and record producer Allen Toussaint with whom he recorded several songs like "Ya Ya", "Working In The Coalmine", "Ride Your Pony" and many more which all charted in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

In 1970 Dorsey recorded the Yes We Can album again with Allen Toussaint together with the support band The Meters. Several of the songs were covered by major artists who scored hits with them later that decade: "Yes We Can" by The Pointer Sisters and "Sneakin' Sally Thru The Alley" by Robert Palmer. The other songs are straight up funky tracks and have a variety of styles and sounds. Included are the protest soul recording "Who's Gonna' Help Brother Get Further" and the somewhat hilarious comedy song "Would You". All in all it stands as a great soul album for that time.

The Music On Vinyl edition is pressed on green vinyl and is available in a limited run of 1,000 individually numbered copies, including an insert with song lyrics.

"Musically, Yes We Can is closer to Toussaint's solo LPs for Warner than Dorsey's '60s sides, but it's the best overall album Dorsey ever made and one of the greatest soul albums of the '70s. Here, Dorsey, Toussaint, and the estimable supporting band of the Meters are at an absolute peak. Song for song, this is Toussaint's strongest writing and it's given lively, imaginative interpretations from the Meters. Hardly just a routine collection of New Orleans funk, Yes We Can dips into rampaging Stax-Volt soul on 'When the Bill's Paid,' diamond-hard funk on 'Gator Tail,' stylish updates of Dorsey's Amy sound on 'O Me-O, My-O' and 'Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley,' smoky nighttime grooves on 'Riverboat,' and utterly modern protest soul on 'Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further?' while ending on the hilarious standup comedy riff of 'Would You?' Not only is there a great variety of styles, sounds, and moods here, but Dorsey, Toussaint, and the Meters all make it sound easy, when it really was the most sophisticated funk and soul of its time. Maybe that sly sophistication is why the album sank commercially in 1970, maybe it's because the music was at once too earthy and elegant to compete with the sound of either Hi or Philadelphia International, maybe it just didn't get the right promotion, but the years have been nothing but kind to Yes We Can, which stands as one of the great soul albums." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusic

• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Limited Edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on Green Vinyl
• Insert with song lyrics
• Import

Side One:

1. Yes We Can – Part I
2. Riverboat
3. Tears Tears And More Tears
4. O Me-O, My-O
5. Sneakin' Sally Thru The Alley
6. Yes We Can – Part II
Side Two:
1. Who's Gonna' Help Brother Get Further
2. Games People Play
3. When The Bill's Paid
4. Occapella
5. Gator Tail
6. Would You?

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