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Bobby Charles was actually born Robert Charles Guidry in Abbeville, Louisiana circa 1938. A regional New Orleans fave, whose best known song was "See Ya Later Alligator". That track became a top 20 hit on Chess records in 1955, after a southern Louisiana record store owner hipped the Chicago based R&B label. Bill Haley may have made the song even more popular and accessible a year later, but Charles was first out the gate. He recorded… read more

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  • Listen Now His Latest CD! : "Timeless " GREAT Latest one of a GREAT Singer songwriter" with his buddies: Sonny Landreth , Dr John , and more Friends) R.I.P. Bobby Check here: http://www.last.fm/music/Bobby+Charles/Timeless
  • Video from Last Waltz is now on the Down South in New Orleans song page: http://www.last.fm/music/Bobby+Charles/_/Down+South+In+New+Orleans
  • RIP Bobby http://www.mp3.com/features/speakeasy/show_site_blog_entry.html?topic_id=4023379
  • Buen viaje
  • saw vetiver cover dude last night. good stuff.
  • RIP Dude... I got hold of a CD of the eponymous album (with considerable difficulty) a couple of years ago after reading an interview with Evan Dando where he said that he wanted 'Smalltown Talk' played at his funeral and I remembered how much I loved that song- it's such a great record...
  • Wish your where here right now " R.I.P. Bobby Fans: Check His Videos Now With a LIVE Performance of Bobby! : Bobby Charles with The band (from The LastWaltz) with the song: "Down South in New Orleans" This is probably the only footage of him performing]
  • RIP Bobby ... he must be in a good place now
  • http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2010/01/bobby_charles_louisiana_songwr.html Deeply missed. R.I.P.
  • Double! CD with supreme Slide Master Sonny landreth is a MasterPiece!"Last Train to Memphis ****** !!

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