Bobby Charles Bobby Charles on Limited Edition 180g LP
Remastered from the Original Master Tapes
Bobby Charles pioneered the musical genre known as 'swamp rock' and wrote such early rock 'n' roll classic as “See You Later, Alligator” (best known for the version by Bill Haley & the Comets) and “Walking to New Orleans” as recorded by Fats Domino. He also appeared at the legendary Last Waltz concert in 1976 – in which he performed “Down South in New Orleans” accompanied by The Band and Dr. John.
But the main reason that musicians like Andy Cabic of Vetiver sing his praises (and cover his songs) is for Bobby’s 1972 self-titled album released on Bearsville. Despite numerous CD reissues throughout the years, this is the first time in decades that the seminal album has appeared in its original vinyl LP format.
The album features ten Bobby Charles classics supported by the likes of Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, and Richard Manuel of The Band, long time Neil Young sidekick Ben Keith, Bob Dylan’s former running mate Bob Neuwirth, session maverick Amos Garrett, the esteemed Dr. John, Geoff Muldaur and several others.
But this is far from an all-star jam session – this is an ensemble record in the truest sense of the word – with each musician simply supporting the Louisiana vibe that flows through the ten song collection of country, blues, R&B, and folk that all have that distinctive Bobby Charles signature sound. The album also includes the slow burner “Street People” as featured on Country Funk 1969-1975, Volume 1.
Perhaps Dr. John said it best when he proclaimed that “...all of Bobby’s songs have something to offer at all times, for all people.”
Light In The Attic now offers Bobby Charles on limited edition 180g vinyl re-mastered from the original tapes and packaged in a beautiful gatefold sleeve.
Bobby Charles Bobby Charles Track Listing:
1. Street People
2. Long Face
3. I Must Be In A Good Place Now
4. Save Me Jesus
5. He's Got All The Whisky
6. Small Town Talk
7. Let Yourself Go
8. Grow Too Old
9. I'm That Way
10. Tennessee Blues