Although he remains perhaps best known for 'See You Later Alligator', a worldwide hit for Bill Haley & His Comets, Louisiana-born singer/songwriter BOBBY CHARLES penned several other R&R/R&B?classics. He also enjoyed a parallel recording career in the 50s, during the course of which he registered national R&B hits like 'Later Alligator' and 'Time Will Tell', and regional successes like 'Why Did You Leave', 'Take It Easy, Greasy', and 'Laura Lee'. These sides are included on this compilation, which anthologises his early recording career, comprising everything that Bobby recorded for Chess and Imperial between 1955-62. Also included, by way of "bonus tracks", are well-known covers of eight of his songs, by Bill Haley, Fats Domino, John Fred, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and Johnnie Allan, all of which were significant hits. This is the most comprehensive collection of Bobby Charles' early career currently available.
Although he remains perhaps best known for 'See You Later Alligator', a worldwide hit for Bill Haley & His Comets, Louisiana-born singer/songwriter BOBBY CHARLES penned several other R&R/R&B?classics. He also enjoyed a parallel recording career in the 50s, during the course of which he registered national R&B hits like 'Later Alligator' and 'Time Will Tell', and regional successes like 'Why Did You Leave', 'Take It Easy, Greasy', and 'Laura Lee'. These sides are included on this compilation, which anthologises his early recording career, comprising everything that Bobby recorded for Chess and Imperial between 1955-62. Also included, by way of "bonus tracks", are well-known covers of eight of his songs, by Bill Haley, Fats Domino, John Fred, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and Johnnie Allan, all of which were significant hits. This is the most comprehensive collection of Bobby Charles' early career currently available.
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Format: CD
Label: JSMR
Rel. Date: 01/17/2020
UPC: 604988085822

Alligators, Sprockets & Bended Knees
Artist: Bobby Charles
Format: CD
New: Available $16.99
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DISC: 1

1. Later Alligator
2. On Bended Knee
3. Hey Good Lookin'
4. Why Did You Leave
5. Don't You Know I Love You
6. Watch It Sprocket
7. Time Will Tell
8. Take It Easy, Greasy
9. Ain't Got No Home 1
10. Laura Lee 1
11. No Use Knocking 1
12. Lonely?Street 1
13. Mr Moon 1
14. I'm a?Fool to Care 1
15. Over Yonder 1
16. I'll Turn Square for You 1
17. Put Your Arms Around Me Honey 1
18. Why Can't You 1
19. No More (I?Ain't Gonna Do It) 2
20. You Can Suit?Yourself 2
21. One Eyed Jack 2
22. Yea Yea Baby (Yeah Yeah) 2
23. Good Lovin' 2
24. Your Picture 2
25. Since She's Gone 2
26. At the Jamboree 2
27. Since I Lost You 2
28. Oh! Yeah 2
29. What Can I Do 3
30. The Town Is Talking 3
31. Bye Bye Baby 3
32. Those Eyes 3
33. What?a?Party 3
34. I Just Want You 3
35. Four Winds 3
36. Nothing?As Sweet As You 3
37. Teenagers 3
38. Tell Me Baby 3
39. I'd Like to Know 4
40. Lovesick Blues 4
41. Bill Haley ; the Comets - See You Later Alligator 4
42. Fats Domino - Before I Grow Too Old 4
43. John Fred - Good Lovin' 4
44. Fats Domino - Walking to New Orleans 4
45. Clarence 'Frogman' Henry - But I Do 4
46. Fats Domino - It Keeps Raining 4
47. Clarence 'Frogman' Henry - on Bended Knees 4
48. Johnnie Allan ;?the Krazy Kats - Your Picture

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Although he remains perhaps best known for 'See You Later Alligator', a worldwide hit for Bill Haley & His Comets, Louisiana-born singer/songwriter BOBBY CHARLES penned several other R&R/R&B?classics. He also enjoyed a parallel recording career in the 50s, during the course of which he registered national R&B hits like 'Later Alligator' and 'Time Will Tell', and regional successes like 'Why Did You Leave', 'Take It Easy, Greasy', and 'Laura Lee'. These sides are included on this compilation, which anthologises his early recording career, comprising everything that Bobby recorded for Chess and Imperial between 1955-62. Also included, by way of "bonus tracks", are well-known covers of eight of his songs, by Bill Haley, Fats Domino, John Fred, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and Johnnie Allan, all of which were significant hits. This is the most comprehensive collection of Bobby Charles' early career currently available.