GOOD TIME CHARLIE'S GOT THE BLUES

Latest update on 26/04/2012

Artist: Danny O'Keefe
Author: Danny O'Keefe
Label: Piccadilly/First American
Year: 1967

Singer-songwriter from Washington state (see also: The Road). Recorded it locally for Jerry Denton (Jerden label), who didn't release it but claimed the credits. Luckily for Danny his contract was bought by Atlantic boss Ahmed Ertegun, who returned him half of the publishing, without obligation (a normal policy there). That's when Danny recorded his Goodtime Charlie in good conditions for Cotillion, produced by Ahmed. One year later recut for Signpost under supervision of Arif Mardin. When that version hitted, Jerry Dennon released his demo version on the semi bootleg The Seattle Tapes (on First American).

Covers:

1969:

Bards [first released version (on Jerden); reissued on ACE comp Elvis Heard It Here First]

1971:

Danny O'Keefe [official version (on Signpost); top 10 US]

1972:

Waylon Jennings

1972:

Billy Mize

1973:

Charlie McCoy

1974:

Joe Simon

1974:

Elvis Presley [not mentioning the part with "I got my pills to ease the pain"]

1975:

B.J. Thomas

1977:

Conway Twitty

1979:

Red Steagall

1980:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1980:

Charlie Rich

1982:

Chris Hillman

1984:

Leon Russell

1984:

Willie Nelson

1997:

Dwight Yoakam

1998:

Kelly Joe Phelps

2003:

Harry Manx & Kevin Breit

Good Time Charlie by Del Reeves ('69 - U.A.) is another song.

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