Years later I started to get very interested in the New Orleans tenor players and quickly learned of Lee Allen, who recorded with Little Richard, Fats Domino and Dr. John among others. As he was mostly a sideman it was tough to research Lee as well. Well long and behold he popped up on an Etta James recording as well. And as with Eddie, Etta James brought out the best in Lee Allen, this has become one of my favorite solos.
When strong soulful musicians see the greatness in musicians that are not necessarily recognized by the mass media and choose them on their artistic merit rather than popularity, it deserves recognition.
Here is Etta James with Lee Allen: