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Lost Classics! Bobby Charles

Posted in Lost Classics! with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2008 by 30daysout

Last year, the New Orleans Times Picayune called Bobby Charles a “lost legend.”  That is perhaps the only way to describe Robert “Bobby” Charles Guidry, a coonass who came out of Louisiana in the 1950s and became one of the first important songwriters of the rock and roll era.  Bobby Charles, as he became known, was a recording artist for Chicago blues/R&B label Chess Records but he made his impact as a songwriter: “See You Later Alligator” for Bill Haley & the Comets; “Walking To New Orleans,” one of Fats Domino’s greatest hits; and “(I Don’t Know Why I Love You) But I Do,” for Clarence “Frogman” Henry.

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