Thursday, November 5, 2009

Yeah! Yeah!

Back in 1987 or so, when the Bluerunners were first starting up, playing Antler's from 8-2 following Downtown Alive, we used to play this song at least twice a night. Bobby Charles, a true Louisiana treasure, wrote this song while recording for the Atlantic label. Charles has long been considered a "songwriter's songwriter" by contemporaries such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young. He was also the first white artist signed to the famed Chess Records label, and may be best known for his hits Walking To New Orleans and See You Later Alligator. There's so much more from Charles, do yourself a favor and dig into his back catalog.

1 comment:

  1. Dude, you're taking me back! I was *there*, at Antlers, post DTA. Spinning at this moment is my out of print copy of the original Bluerunners CD. IMHO, your guitar solo on Butterbean is one for the ages.