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Posted By: Will Fly
14-Jan-10 - 02:26 PM
Thread Name: Obit: songwriter Bobby Charles RIP (1938-2010)
Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Charles RIP (January 2010)
This is so sad! Bobby Charles has always been one of my favourite songwriters and performers, and I've revered his music ever since I was old enough to listen to it. A unique character, who went his own way in his own time.

Apart from the well-known stuff he did, my heart leaps whenever I play his "Tennessee Blues" from the eponymous "Bobby Charles" album, and - for my money - the tracks he recorded with The Band for The Last Waltz concert (never made it on the film or on film) are filled with everything that made him wonderful.

RIP (in tears).