|Genres:||Cajun & Zydeco Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||new orleans singer-songwriter blues rhythm and blues soul funk slide guitar virtuoso|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||Fan Page Wikipedia|
Robert Charles Guidry, 21 February 1938, Abbeville, Louisiana, USA. Charles became well known in the 50s when three of his songs - See You Later Alligator, Walking To New Orleans and But I Do - were successfully covered by Bill Haley, Fats Domino and Clarence Frogman Henry. The composer also recorded in his own right for Chicagos Chess Records label, but returned to the south the following decade for a series of low-key, largely unsuccessful, releases. The singers career was relaunched in 1972 upon signing with Albert Grossmans Bearsville label. Bobby Charles featured support from several members of the Band, and this excellent album combined the artists R&B and Cajun roots to create a warm, mature collection. The set offered several excellent compositions, the highlight of which was the much-covered Small Town Talk.
Charles then guested on both of the...