Born Robert Guidry in Abbeville, Louisiana, in 1938, he became famous as songwriter under his birth name, but also had success as a recording artist under the name Bobby Charles, beginning his career as an 18-year-old with an R&B hit with his composition "Later Alligator", which Bill Haley covered to have a No. 6 pop hit early in the rock 'n' roll era. He was very much a pioneer of the Louisiana-based Swamp Pop style alongside Jimmy Clanton, characterised by recordings emanating from Cosimo Matassa's studio in New Orleans, where Fats Domino, a noted beneficiary of Guidry's songs, made his records. This 55-track 2-CD set comprises A & B sides and other recordings for the Chess and Imperial labels, including his R&B hits "Later Alligator" and "Only Time Will Tell". As a bonus, it also features recordings of his songs recorded by other artists, including the hits "See You Later Alligator" by Bill Haley, "Walkin' To New Orleans", "Before I Grow Too Old" and "It Keeps Raining" by Fats Domino, and "But I Do", "On Bended Knees" and "A Little Too Much" by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry. As such, it provides a fascinating showcase for his talents as both songwriter and artist, underlining the significant contribution he made to the pop music of the rock 'n' roll years.
Born Robert Guidry in Abbeville, Louisiana, in 1938, he became famous as songwriter under his birth name, but also had success as a recording artist under the name Bobby Charles, beginning his career as an 18-year-old with an R&B hit with his composition "Later Alligator", which Bill Haley covered to have a No. 6 pop hit early in the rock 'n' roll era. He was very much a pioneer of the Louisiana-based Swamp Pop style alongside Jimmy Clanton, characterised by recordings emanating from Cosimo Matassa's studio in New Orleans, where Fats Domino, a noted beneficiary of Guidry's songs, made his records. This 55-track 2-CD set comprises A & B sides and other recordings for the Chess and Imperial labels, including his R&B hits "Later Alligator" and "Only Time Will Tell". As a bonus, it also features recordings of his songs recorded by other artists, including the hits "See You Later Alligator" by Bill Haley, "Walkin' To New Orleans", "Before I Grow Too Old" and "It Keeps Raining" by Fats Domino, and "But I Do", "On Bended Knees" and "A Little Too Much" by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry. As such, it provides a fascinating showcase for his talents as both songwriter and artist, underlining the significant contribution he made to the pop music of the rock 'n' roll years.
824046339128

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Format: CD
Label: Acrobat
Rel. Date: 08/06/2021
UPC: 824046339128

Later Alligator Recordings & Compositions 1955-62
Artist: Bobby Charles
Format: CD
New: Available $16.99
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DISC: 1

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

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Born Robert Guidry in Abbeville, Louisiana, in 1938, he became famous as songwriter under his birth name, but also had success as a recording artist under the name Bobby Charles, beginning his career as an 18-year-old with an R&B hit with his composition "Later Alligator", which Bill Haley covered to have a No. 6 pop hit early in the rock 'n' roll era. He was very much a pioneer of the Louisiana-based Swamp Pop style alongside Jimmy Clanton, characterised by recordings emanating from Cosimo Matassa's studio in New Orleans, where Fats Domino, a noted beneficiary of Guidry's songs, made his records. This 55-track 2-CD set comprises A & B sides and other recordings for the Chess and Imperial labels, including his R&B hits "Later Alligator" and "Only Time Will Tell". As a bonus, it also features recordings of his songs recorded by other artists, including the hits "See You Later Alligator" by Bill Haley, "Walkin' To New Orleans", "Before I Grow Too Old" and "It Keeps Raining" by Fats Domino, and "But I Do", "On Bended Knees" and "A Little Too Much" by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry. As such, it provides a fascinating showcase for his talents as both songwriter and artist, underlining the significant contribution he made to the pop music of the rock 'n' roll years.