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The Story of Bobby Charles and Bearsville

Colin Escott, Stony Plain Records, September 1994

BOBBY CHARLES IS one of the great Louisiana records, and there have been a few. It doesn't matter that it was recorded in upstate New York, or that most of the musicians weren't from Louisiana, or that two of the three producers weren't either. It's very much
 Bobby Charles's record, and he's from Louisiana. His music is a
 tapestry of life lived at a southern pace. It's lazy music at
 any tempo, and an elegy for a past that he thought he had left
 behind.

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