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Bill Lee (Musician)

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The Resume

    (July 23, 1928-May 24, 2023)
    Born in Snow Hill, Alabama
    Jazz bassist
    Bassist in the house band at the Gate of Horn jazz club in Chicago
    Played on albums by Ray Bryant, Johnny Griffin, Aretha Franklin, Judy Collins, Simon and Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia, John Lee Hooker, Odetta, Harry Belafonte, and Jose Feliciano
    Composed scores for the films 'She's Gotta Have It' (1986), 'School Daze' (1988), 'Do the Right Thing' (1989), and 'Mo' Better Blues' (1990)
    Father of Spike Lee

Why he might be annoying:

    His scores were for films directed by his son.
    He was busted for heroin possession during a police sweep (October 25, 1991).
    He and Spike had a falling out over financial and family matters and did not speak to each other for two years.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was a classmate of <1968)Martin Luther King at Morehouse College.
    He played bass on Aretha Franklin's first four sessions for Columbia Records.
    He is the only other musician on Bob Dylan's original recording of 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.'
    He said, 'I always tried to inspire creativity in my children.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 100 Votes: 42.00% Annoying