Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
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  Most closely associated with his 1972 Top Ten entry "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues," singer/songwriter Danny O'Keefe was born and raised in Spokane, WA, beginning his performing career on the Minnesota coffeehouse circuit of the mid-'60s.

This was his first recording ever and pairs the songs "Don't Wake Me In The Morning" and "That Old Sweet Song." O'Keefe was part of the Jerden Records family, for whom he cut only two records. This one originally was released by Jerden, then re-release shortly on their Piccadilly label, although the masters show it was headed for their Panorama subsidiary. It's a singer-songwriter type record heavily influenced by Bob Dylan complete with harmonica.

In the years that followed this release he landed a telephone audition with Atlantic Records honcho Ahmet Ertegun, signing with Cotillion which is where he would have his lone hit, "Good Time Charlie's (Got The Blues)."
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RHINO 5101 19936 2
CD1/11: DANNY O'KEEFE - Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
2007, USA, 2CD (more info)


live versions by Doug Sahm:
1985-06-19 SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET - Norway - Sogndal - Laegreid Hotel
1985-06-25 SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET - Norway - Stavanger - De Røde Sjøhus