Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues

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"Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues"
Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - Danny O'Keefe.jpg
Single by Danny O'Keefe
from the album O'Keefe
B-side "The Valentine Pieces"
Released August 1972
Genre Country
Length 3:01
Label Signpost
Songwriter(s) Danny O'Keefe
Producer(s) Ahmet Ertegün
Danny O'Keefe singles chronology
"Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues"
(1972)
"The Road"
(1972)

"Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues"
(1972)
"The Road"
(1972)

"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.[1] The song was recorded by O'Keefe for his self-titled debut album in 1971.[2] The following year he re-recorded it (with a slower, more downbeat arrangement) for his second album, O'Keefe.[3] The second version was issued as a single, reaching number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, number 5 on the adult contemporary chart, and number 63 on the country chart.[4] The song was also covered by Mel Tormé, especially for a 1986 episode of NBC's Night Court entitled "Leon, We Hardly Knew Ye".

It was covered by numerous artists. A cover by Leon Russell peaked at number 63 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1984.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
Canada RPM Top Singles[6] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 9
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 5
US Cash Box Top 100 10

Selected list of recorded versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Neale. "Elvis Presley: Original Version Recordings of Songs He Sang". Davidneale.eu. Retrieved 8 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "Danny O'Keefe - Danny O'Keefe - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "O'Keefe - Danny O'Keefe - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 August 2018. 
  4. ^ "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues (song by Danny O'Keefe) ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts". Musicvf.com. Retrieved 8 August 2018. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs 1944–2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8. 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  8. ^ "Rockin' My Life Away [Warner] - Jerry Lee Lewis - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 August 2018.