Jessie Hill (Blues Singer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Jessie Hill

Jessie Hill was an American R&B and Louisiana blues singer and songwriter, best remembered for the classic song “Ooh Poo Pah Doo”.

Born: Dec 9, 1932, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: Sept 17, 1996, New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres: R&B, Louisiana blues
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter
Instruments: Vocals
Years active: 1951–1996
Labels: Minit, Downey, Kerwood, Wand, Chess, Pulsar, Blue Thumb

About Jessie Hill

Louisiana blues singer best remembered for the song Ooh Poo Pah Doo. The song sold over 800,000 copies upon its release and became an instant Mardi Gras favorite.

Before Fame

He started as a drummer, forming his own group in 1951.


Ooh Poo Pah Doo broke the top 5 in the US Billboard R&B charts in 1960.

Family Life

His grandson is Troy Andrews, a.k.a. Trombone Shorty.


In addition to his own music, he wrote songs for a variety of other artists including Willie Nelson.

Information related to Jessie Hill

  • Trombone Shorty – Troy Andrews, also known by the stage name Trombone Shorty, is an American musician, producer, actor and philanthropist from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is best known as a trombone and trumpet player but also plays drums, organ, and tuba.
  • Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana – Tremé is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans, in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
  • Louisiana blues musicians
  • Blue Thumb Records artists
  • Chess Records artists
  • American rhythm and blues musicians
  • Songwriters from Louisiana
  • Singers from Louisiana
  • American rhythm and blues singers

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Latest information about Jessie Hill updated on September 16, 2020.

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