Bobby Charles :: S/T (2014 Reissue)

As a teenager, Bobby Charles–né Robert Charles Guidry in Abbeville, Louisiana–cut several swampy, R&B-based sides for Chess and Imperial, including “See You Later, Alligator,” which the Texan Bill Haley would hit with in 1956. Then in 1960 and ‘61, Charles scored two more top-ten hits as a writer, giving the immortal “Walkin’ to New Orleans” to Fats Domino and “(I Don’t Know Why I   Love . . .

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