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 number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, number 5 on the adult contemporary chart, and #63 on the country chart. The song was also covered by Mel Tormé, especially for a 1986 episode of NBC's Night Court entitled "Leon, We Hardly Knew Ye".
|Canada RPM Top Singles||19|
|US Billboard Hot 100||9|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||5|
|US Cash Box Top 100||10|
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 on his 1978 album Magic in Your Eyes
- 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
- Mel Tormé, (1986), for a Night Court episode entitled "Leon, We Hardly Knew Ye".
- Conway Twitty (1977), on the album Play,Guitar Play
- Nat Stuckey (1973), on the album Take Time To Love Her
- Marco T (2001), on the album Marco T. Country Colombian edition
- Shooter Jennings (2016), on the album "BCR Mixtape 2016".
- 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.
- "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca.
- Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
- Jerry Lee Lewis, Rockin' My Life Away Retrieved July 3, 2012.