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Lee Dorsey Survives the New Orleans' Music Scene

Its easy for musicians to fall out favor in the city if they don't keep up with the latest sounds. But Lee Dorsey, who started singing at 35, was never interested in following the trends. Rock historian Ed Ward has this profile.


Other segments from the episode on June 27, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 27, 1989: Interview with Robert Coles; Commentary on Lee Dorsey; Interview with An Chong-hyo; Review of Gunter Grass's book " Show Your Tongue."


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