I don't know how you could possibly start your career in a more New Orleans manner than Jessie Hill. Before becoming a solo performer, he played drums behind Professor Longhair and Huey "Piano" Smith. Bam! Right out of the gate he's in the almanac. He followed that up recording his first solo 45, the two part "Ooh Poo Pah Doo", in Cosimo Matassa's studio, produced by Allen Toussaint. Yeesh. If you were an aspiring singer in 1960 New Orleans, you couldn't ask for better circumstances for your debut.
Here's both sides of "Ooh Poo Pah Doo", and a few others from Hill, all with that glorious beat. You fence sitters can tease yourself with the two cooler than shit videos, the early High Numbers-era Who, and Ike and Tina Turner, both covering "Ooh Poo Pah Doo".
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Jessie Hill - Ooh Poo Pah Doo, Pt 1 mp3 (via DivShare) at Junk Shop Juke Box
Jessie Hill - Ooh Poo Pah Doo, Pt 2 mp3 (via DivShare) at Junk Shop Juke Box
Jessie Hill - Oogsey Moo mp3 at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Jessie Hill - Whip It On Me mp3 at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Jessie Hill - Why Holler mp3 at DJ Perro
The High Numbers - Ooh Poo Pah Doo (live) at YouTube
Ike and Tina Turner - Ooh Poo Pah Doo at YouTube Shindig
Jessie Hill at Wikipedia