Mudcat Café message #2812092 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126550   Message #2812092
Posted By: GUEST,999
14-Jan-10 - 05:30 PM
Thread Name: Obit: songwriter Bobby Charles RIP (1938-2010)
Subject: RE: Obit: Bobby Charles RIP (January 2010)
I loved hearing Fats doing his "Walking to New Orleans". Was reading his bio an hour back and it said he didn't read or write music. He heard songs and chords in his head and would call by telephone so as to leave melodies on answering machines so he could 'remember' them later. He played NO musical instruments.