Jessie Hill

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Birthday
9, 1932
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Sep 17, 1996 (63)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1932
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Sep 17, 1996 (63)

About

Louisiana blues singer best remembered for the song Ooh Poo Pah Doo. The song sold over 800,000 copies upon its release and became an instant Mardi Gras favorite.

Before Fame

He started as a drummer, forming his own group in 1951.

Trivia

Ooh Poo Pah Doo broke the top 5 in the US Billboard R&B charts in 1960.

Family Life

His grandson is Troy Andrews, a.k.a. Trombone Shorty.

Associated With

In addition to his own music, he wrote songs for a variety of other artists including Willie Nelson.

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