Amos Garrett is best known in the international music scene for his riveting guitar solo on Maria Muldaur’s “Midnight at the Oasis.” It was guitar work that caught the ears of players everywhere, including Stevie Wonder.

However, it’s when Garrett gets to storytelling that he comes up with some really terrific stuff.

Here is one about Bobby Charles, the prolific songwriter who gave us such hits as “See You Later, Alligator” and “Walkin’ to New Orleans.” Garrett was onstage at the Vancouver Island Musicfest with Geoff Muldaur, and the two were being interviewed by Saturday Night Blues host Holger Petersen.

AUDIOBobby Charles was a bit of a shaky character at the best of times, but going through life on the wanted list can take its toll on a guy. Amos Garret tells the tale.


That this is the only piece of Bobby Charles video on the web defines the extent to which the songwriter guarded his privacy.


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posted by Chris Martin on Dec 24, 2012