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Later Alligator! Recordings & Compositions 1955-62
Later Alligator! Recordings & Compositions 1955-62

Bobby Charles
Styles: Pop, R&B, Rock 'n' roll
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3391
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.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Later Alligator Bobby Charles
2 On Bended Knee Bobby Charles
3 Don't You Know I Love You Bobby Charles
4 Why Did You Leave Bobby Charles
5 Only Time Will Tell Bobby Charles
6 Take It Easy, Greasy Bobby Charles
7 No Use Knocking Bobby Charles
8 Laura Lee Bobby Charles
9 Put Your Arms Around Me Honey Bobby Charles
10 Why Can't You Bobby Charles
11 You Can Suit?Yourself Bobby Charles
12 No More (I?Ain't Gonna Do It) Bobby Charles
13 One Eyed Jack Bobby Charles
14 Yea Yea Baby (Yeah Yeah) Bobby Charles
15 Hey Good Lookin' Bobby Charles
16 Watch It Sprocket Bobby Charles
17 Ain't Got No Home Bobby Charles
18 Lonely?Street Bobby Charles
19 Mr Moon Bobby Charles
20 I'm A?Fool To Care Bobby Charles
21 Over Yonder Bobby Charles
22 I'll Turn Square For You Bobby Charles
23 Good Lovin' Bobby Charles
24 Your Picture Bobby Charles
25 Since She's Gone Bobby Charles
26 At The Jamboree Bobby Charles
27 Oh! Yeah Bobby Charles
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Since I Lost You Bobby Charles
2 The Town Is Talking Bobby Charles
3 What Can I Do Bobby Charles
4 Bye Bye Baby Bobby Charles
5 Those Eyes Bobby Charles
6 What?A?Party Bobby Charles
7 I Just Want You Bobby Charles
8 Four Winds Bobby Charles
9 Nothing?As Sweet As You Bobby Charles
10 Teenagers Bobby Charles
11 Tell Me Baby Bobby Charles
12 I'd Like To Know Bobby Charles
13 Lovesick Blues Bobby Charles
14 See You Later Alligator Bill Haley & The Comets
15 See You Roy Hall
16 Later Alligator Otto Bash
17 Yea Yea Baby (Yeah Yeah) Earl Carroll And The Original Cadillacs
18 Before I Grow Too Old Fats Domino
19 Good Lovin' John Fred
20 Walking To New Orleans Fats Domino
21 But I Do Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
22 It Keeps Raining Fats Domino
23 Why Can't You Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
24 Dog House Frankie Ford
25 Little Suzy Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
26 Your Picture Johnnie Allan &?The Krazy Kats
27 On Bended Knees Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
28 A Little Too Much Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
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