Friday, January 1, 2010

Bobby Charles - Why Can't You

I don't have much to say these days, but i am hoping for a better twenty ten...

fuck 2009!!!

There is no connection whatsoever with this song & new years... I just really really dig this cut from 1956 and it is a 45 i've been waiting for the right moment to drop. I guess none better than wishing for a happier new year huh? I hope all of you have a great new year and if you 2009 was awesome i hope 2010 equals or surpasses for you...

As for Mr. Bobby Charles:

Bobby Charles (born Robert Charles Guidry, February 21, 1938, Abbeville, Louisiana) is an American singer and songwriter.

An ethnic Cajun, Charles grew up listening to Cajun music and the country and western music of Hank Williams. At the age of 15, he heard a performance by Fats Domino, an event that "changed my life forever," he recalled.

Charles helped to pioneer the south Louisiana musical genre known as swamp pop. His compositions include the hits "See You Later, Alligator," which he initially recorded himself as "Later Alligator", but which is best known from the cover version by Bill Haley & His Comets; and "Walking to New Orleans", written for Fats Domino.

"(I Don't Know Why I Love You) But I Do" was a 1950s classic that Charles composed which Clarence "Frogman" Henry had a major hit with and which was on the soundtrack to the 1994 blockbuster Forrest Gump. His composition "Why Are People Like That?" was on the soundtrack to the 1998 movie Home Fries.

Because of his south Louisiana-influenced rhythm and blues vocal style, Charles has often been referred to as black, when in fact he is white.

Bobby Charles - Why Can't You


C. von Grumpy said...

Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous (vinyl wise) New Year, thanks to you I discovered Bobby Lee's "Ride with me" and managed to track down a mint copy, life is sweet.
Cyrille in France

Matt S. said...

sweet track! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Yeah real sweet rack!
And this 2010 had better be a good one!

valdez said...

rip this week