Bobby Charles – Bobby Charles
LITA 111 (LP)
Now available: Bobby Charles’ 1972 self-titled album! 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.
The album features 10 Bobby Charles classics supported by his friends 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.
This is the first time in decades that this seminal album has appeared in its original vinyl LP format! The has been re-mastered from the original tapes and is packaged in a beautiful gatefold sleeve!