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Jessie Hill
Birth: Dec. 9, 1932
Death: Sep. 17, 1996

Singer, Songwriter. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he is regarded as a pioneer in modern Rhythm and Blues. He began his career as a drummer in the 1950s and after performing with Professor Longhair and Huey "Piano" Smith, he focused on singing and songwriting. In 1960, he wrote the classic "Ooh Poo Pah Doo", which sold 800,000 copies on its way to cracking the Billboard R&B Top Five and the pop Top 30. His following hits included "Scoop Scoobie Doobie", "Candy" and "Can't Get Enough Of That Ooh Poo Pah Doo". Through the 1970s, he toured and wrote songs for Dr. John, Ike & Tina, Sonny & Cher, Willie Nelson and many others. He died of heart and kidney failure. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Holt Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 29.98458, -90.10615
 
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Record added: Aug 20, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11809
Jessie Hill
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Jessie Hill
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Jessie Hill
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