See you later Alligator…Bobby Charles

New Orleans and Louisiana and their histories are full of hidden gems and it is fun unearthing them. Bobby Charles (that’s his stage name….he was a Cajun thru and thru named Guidry) is one of those musicians whose songs absolutely you know (“See you later Alligator” and “Walkin’to New Orleans”. Like so many Louisiana musicians he was happy staying at home and had no desire to extract himself from the culture that fed his daily soul,  just like Irma Thomas. Kermit Ruffins and even transplants such as Jon Cleary.

Here are two educational sources to learn more about Bobby Charles:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Charles

http://www.npr.org/2012/06/13/150960729/the-untold-story-of-singer-bobby-charles

And here is my favorite Bobby Charles song: