Good Rockin' Charles Good Rockin' Charles

Release date:
May 3, 2024
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This is the only album released by Charles Edwards, also known as Good Rockin' Charles who was an American blues singer and harmonica player. Because he missed chances by own, he left behind very few recordings that have survived. In 1956, he was appointed to recording session of "Walkin' By Myself" with Jimmy Rogers. However, for reasons unknown, he got cold feet or left to have a drink and canceled the session. After all, as many blues fans know, Big Walter Horton filled in for him and delivered a memorable performance on that song. In 1957, Cobra Records arranged another recording opportunity, but he was not particularly fond of studio recording and didn't show up to the session. However, his unique and powerful blues harmonica flavor cannot be found anywhere else. While influenced by Sonny Boy Williamson I, his singing has a distinct and forthright vocal style that sets him apart, delivering a unique and compelling performance.

  • 1. Eyesight to the Blind
  • 2. Confessin' the Blues
  • 3. Shake Your Boogie
  • 4. Five Years in Prison
  • 5. The Goat
  • 6. I Used to Have a Woman
  • 7. Prison Blues
  • 8. Broke and Hungry
  • 9. Blues All Day Long
  • 10. Rockin' at Midnight
  • 11. Lazar's Wail
  • 12. Broke and Hungry (Take 1)
  • 13. Broke and Hungry (Take 2)
  • 14. Flipped Harp Rock

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