Young Jessie was the recording name in the 1950s and 1960s of American R&B, rock and roll and jazz singer and songwriter Obediah Donnell "Obie" Jessie (December 28, 1936 – April 27, 2020) . He was known for his solo recordings, his work with The Flairs and for a brief stint in The Coasters. He later performed and recorded jazz as Obie Jessie.
Jessie's father was a cook but had no musical background. His mother, Malinda (née Harris) was very musical, playing piano and other instruments;…
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