Bill Lee – a well-known jazz musician who scored four of his son Spike Lee’s early films, along with artists such as Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel and Harry Belafonte, which included the hit. Do the right thing for two more songs jungle Fever – has died. He was 94 years old.
Spike Lee’s publicist Theo Dumont said Lee died Wednesday (May 24) at his home in Brooklyn. The younger Lee posted several photos on his Instagram page announcing his father’s death.
Lee was a session bassist who played on albums by Odetta, Woody Guthrie, Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, John Lee Hooker and Peter, Paul and Mary, among others. They can be heard on Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” and Lightfoot’s “Oh, Linda”. He opened Aretha Franklin’s Columbia album in 1960 aretha,
Lee wrote the soundtracks for Spike Lee. She’s Gotta Have It, School Days, Do The Right Thing and Mo’ Better Blues. bill lee also appeared Do the right thing,
Bill Lee and Spike Lee were estranged after they separated in the 1990s, which the father attributed to his remarriage to Susan Kaplan.
In addition to Kaplan and Spike Lee, the elder Lee is survived by his sons David, Sink and Arnold; a daughter Joy; a brother, A. Clifton Lee; and two grandchildren.