Young Jessie

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by Young Jessie

Biography

Obediah Donnell Jessie, 28 December 1936, Lincoln Manor, Dallas, Texas, USA. Young Jessie is one of the great unheralded singers of the Los Angeles R&B scene. He is best known for recording the original version of ‘Mary Lou’ (1955), which, although not a national hit, became a huge hit in California and Texas. The song was subsequently recorded with great success by rock ‘n’ roller Ronnie Hawkins in 1959 for Roulette and by rocker Bob Seger on his 1976 set Night Moves. Read more

Genres

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jump blues
oldies
rhythm and blues
rock'n'roll
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