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 Jessie Hill

Jessie Hill

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 17 Sep 1996 (aged 63)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 11809 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 20 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11809
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jessie Hill (9 Dec 1932–17 Sep 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11809, citing Holt Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .