Bobby Charles, Singer, Songwriter, National Treasure 1938-2010
January 19, 2010 11:43 AM Subscribe
Bobby Charles 1938-2010
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. Songwriter, musician's musician and cultural treasure, he died on last Thursday in Abbeville,Lousiana. In the 1950s, he wrote Fats Domino's Walking to New Orleans
, Bill Haley and the Comet's See You Later, Alligator
and recorded for Chess records. His eponymous Bearsville album
recorded in Woodstock in 1972 has been described as the best Band album released under another name.(Check out Small Town Talk
there.) He appeared as well in the Band's farewell concert filmed as The Last Waltz
. He made an enormous contribution to American popular music.
From Blue Arts Studio, here is a biography in three parts: 1
. From the New Orleans Time-Picayune, here is Lost Legend
. Here is Hidecki Watanabe's excellent Bobby Charles fan page
. And here
, from YouTube, are two performances from 1970.