Singer of party classic ‘I Got Loaded’ dies

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Louisiana music legend Lil Bob, creator of the party anthem “I Got Loaded,” died Monday afternoon at Opelousas General Hospital. Lucille Thomas, Bob’s sister, said Monday that he died of cancer.

Born Camille Bob in 1937 in Arnaudville, the R&B singer and drummer recorded “I Got Loaded” in 1964. The horn-driven, party song became an instant hit and still reigns as one of south Louisiana’s most requested and covered songs. Robert Cray, Keith Frank, Tab Benoit and Los Lobos are among the artists who have covered it.

The Los Lobos version can be heard in the 1987 movie, “Bull Durham,” starring Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon.

Funeral services for Bob are pending.

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