1994 saw Bobby Charles release Wish You Were Here Right Now - in nearly forty years in the music business, this was only his third album! It featured a great collection of new songs along with some updated versions of some of his old classics ("The Jealous Kind", "See You Later Alligator" and "Walking To New Orleans"), with some excellent arrangements throughout (many of them highlighted by Sonny Landreth's electric slide guitar). One definite standout was "The Mardi Gras Song", an upbeat New Orleans party number (exactly what the title would suggest). The album also featured a few high profile musical guests, demonstrating the high regard Bobby Charles was held in the music world - Neil Young played some guitar, Willie Nelson co-wrote one of the songs and played guitar, and Fats Domino sang on "Walking To New Orleans" (the song Charles had originally written for Fats back in 1960, with which he had scored a Top 10 crossover hit). The result was a great album, a very welcome addition to Charles' scant discography.
Clean Water (1987) <|> Last Train To Memphis (2004)
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