Whether you’re working or chillin’ on this holiday in the USofA, give yourself some props for contributing to the strength, prosperity and well-being of this country. Happy Labor Day!

“‘Working in the Coal Mine’ was written by the great New Orleans pianist, songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint . He selected another New Orleans native, Lee Dorsey, to record the song, and when it came out in 1966, it reached No. 8 on the Billboard charts. As is the case with most of the Toussaint/Dorsey material, this song in aided in no small part by the great groove laid down by members of The Meters, who accompanied Dorsey on many of his recordings. In fact, this could be one of the greatest grooves ever recorded — by Dorsey, The Meters or anyone else.” – NPR Music

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