Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
|"Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues"|
|Single by Danny O'Keefe|
|from the album O'Keefe|
|B-side||"The Valentine Pieces"|
|Danny O'Keefe singles chronology|
"Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" is a song written and performed by Danny O'Keefe.
It was first recorded by O'Keefe in 1967, but not released. It was recorded by The Bards and released in 1968 as the b-side to the song "Tunesmith" on Parrot Records. The Bards were a band from Moses Lake, Washington. The song was recorded by O'Keefe for his self-titled debut album in 1971. The following year he re-recorded it (with a slower, more downbeat arrangement) for his second album, O'Keefe. The second version was issued as a single, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, #5 on the adult contemporary chart, and #63 on the country chart.
Selected list of recorded versions
- The Bards (1968) on Parrot Records
- Danny O'Keefe (1971), on the album Danny O'Keefe
- Dwight Yoakam
- Willie Nelson
- Waylon Jennings
- Mike Farris
- Elvis Presley
- Leon Russell
- Chris Hillman
- Earl Klugh
- Rita Wilson
- Charlie Rich (1980), on the album Once a Drifter
- Jerry Lee Lewis and Leon Russell
- Holly Cole, from the album Night (2012)
- Harry Manx (2008), from the album Live at the Glenn Gould Studio
- Danny O'Keefe, Danny O'Keefe Retrieved July 3, 2012.
- Danny O'Keefe, O'Keefe Retrieved July 3, 2012.
- Danny O'Keefe's "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues Chart Positions Retrieved July 3, 2012.
- Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs 1944–2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8.
- Jerry Lee Lewis, Rockin' My Life Away Retrieved July 3, 2012.
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