Bobby CHARLES - Alligators, Sprockets & Bended Knees

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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.

Track Listing

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
10. LAURA LEE
11. NO USE KNOCKING
12. LONELY STREET
13. MR MOON
14. I'M A FOOL TO CARE
15. OVER YONDER
16. I'LL TURN SQUARE FOR YOU
17. PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND ME HONEY
18. WHY CAN'T YOU
19. NO MORE (I Ain't Gonna Do It)
20. YOU CAN SUIT YOURSELF
21. ONE EYED JACK
22. YEA YEA BABY (Yeah Yeah)
23. GOOD LOVIN'
24. YOUR PICTURE

Disc 2

1. SINCE SHE'S GONE
2. AT THE JAMBOREE
3. SINCE I LOST YOU
4. OH! YEAH
5. WHAT CAN I DO
6. THE TOWN IS TALKING
7. BYE BYE BABY
8. THOSE EYES
9. WHAT A PARTY
10. I JUST WANT YOU
11. FOUR WINDS
12. NOTHING AS SWEET AS YOU
13. TEENAGERS
14. TELL ME BABY
15. I'D LIKE TO KNOW
16. LOVESICK BLUES
Bonus Tracks
17. BILL HALEY & THE COMETS - SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR
18 FATS DOMINO - BEFORE I GROW TOO OLD
19. JOHN FRED - GOOD LOVIN'
20. FATS DOMINO - WALKING TO NEW ORLEANS
21. CLARENCE 'FROGMAN' HENRY - BUT I DO
22. FATS DOMINO - IT KEEPS RAINING
23. CLARENCE 'FROGMAN' HENRY - ON BENDED KNEES
24. JOHNNIE ALLAN & THE KRAZY KATS - YOUR PICTURE

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Format
2CD
Price Code
B
Release Date
January 10th, 2020
UPC Bar Code No
604988 08582 2