Invoice Lee — a well-regarded jazz musician who accompanied such artists as Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel and Harry Belafonte in addition to scoring 4 of his son Spike Lee’s early movies, together with the hit Do the Proper Factor and two songs for Jungle Fever — has died. He was 94.
Lee died Wednesday (Might 24) at his residence in Brooklyn, mentioned Theo Dumont, a publicist for Spike Lee. The youthful Lee posted a number of photographs of his father on his Instagram web page asserting the dying.
Lee was a session bassist who has performed on albums by Odetta, Woody Guthrie, Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, John Lee Hooker and Peter, Paul and Mary, amongst many others. He might be heard on Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now, Child Blue” and Lightfoot’s “Oh, Linda.” He performed on Aretha Franklin’s Columbia album debut in 1960 Aretha.
Lee wrote the soundtracks to Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, Faculty Daze, Do the Proper Factor and Mo’ Higher Blues. Invoice Lee additionally appeared in Do the Proper Factor.
Invoice Lee and Spike Lee have been estranged after a falling out within the Nineteen Nineties that the daddy attributed to his remarriage to Susan Kaplan.
Along with Kaplan and Spike Lee, the elder Lee is survived by his sons, David, Cinque and Arnold; a daughter Joie; a brother, A. Clifton Lee; and two grandchildren.
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