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24 bit / 96 kHz remaster from original tapes 180 gram LP housed in an expanded gatefold tip-on jacket Bobby Charles pioneered the musical genre known as 'Swamp Rock' - he wrote the early rock n roll classic "See You Later, Alligator" (best known via the version by Bill Haley & the Comets). Another early gem penned by Bobby Charles was "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 through the years, this is the first time in decades that the seminal album has appeared in its original vinyl LP format. A virtual who's who of classic 'Roots' rock - the album features 10 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 thru the 10 song collection of country, blues, R&B, and folk that all have that distinctive Bobby Charles signature sound. Album also includes the slow burner "Street People" as featured on Country Funk 1969-1975, Volume 1. Perhaps Dr. John said it best "I think all of Bobby's songs have something to offer at all times, for all people." Light In The Attic now offers Bobby Charles re-mastered from the original tapes, packaged in a beautiful gatefold sleeve and waiting for heads to turn on and tune in around the globe.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Street People 02. Long Face 03. I Must Be In A Good Place Now 04. Save Me Jesus 05. He's Got All The Whiskey 06. Small Town Talk 07. Let Yourself Go 08. Grow Too Old 09. I'm That Way 10. Tennessee Blues

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-02-2014
Item # : 453081     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK


Bobby Charles (born Robert Charles Guidry in Cajun country, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana) had his life change forever when, at the age of 15, he first heard Fats Domino on the radio. Soon after that Charles was helping to fortify the "swamp pop" sound he became famous for - penning this collections legendary title track, as well as writing massive hits for Domino, Bill Haley, and Clarence "Frogman" Henry. In addition to writing and recording dozens of '60s Louisiana R&B and swamp pop classics, Charles would brush elbows with other NOLA legends like Allen Toussaint, and Dr. John, record an album in the early '70s with members of The Band for Albert Grossman's Bearsville label, and perform at The Band's legendary farewell concert, 'The Last Waltz'. That said, nothing he ever did matches the sheer, pure, raw rock & roll power of those late '50s and early '60s sides, which are presented here.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Later Alligator (see You Later, Alligator) 02. On Bended Knee 03. Why Did You Leave 04. Don't You Know I Love You (you Know I Love You) 05. Time Will Tell 06. Take It Easy, Greasy 07. Laura Lee 08. No Use Knocking 09. Why Can't You 10. Put Your Arms Around Me Honey 11. You Can Suit Yourself 12. I Ain't Gonna Love You) No More 13. One Eyed Jack 14. Yea Yea Baby

Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 28-09-2014
Item # : 468203     EXP
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK

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