Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bobby Charles & Friends - Last Train To Memphis

Had a request for more "old school" music during the week from a friend who hails from New Iberia, La. Came across this tune (along with a quick history lesson) while looking for something close to her neck of the woods.

Mr. Guidry, passed in January of this year just shy of his 72nd birthday. But before he did, this son of Abbeville, La., sure made his mark. He penned a few that you might recognize - See You Later, Alligator (a hit for Bill Haley & the Comets), Walking to New Orleans (Fats Domino) and one of my all-time favorites, Why are People Like That (Tab Benoit). And, there are more...

This one taking us to Memphis to see the King is from a 2003 release where he got a little help from the likes of Sonny Landreth, Delbert McClinton, Fats Domino, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur, Neil Young and Willie Nelson among others. Good company for a country boy.

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