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Uploaded on Sep 19, 2009
I have had this album for years, and I always thought every tune on it was special...while watching the rain and my sister' crepe myrtle tree, I thought of Good Time Charlie...this is another workstudy as I explore the possibilities with effects and transitions.
O'Keefe is an album by singer-songwriter Danny O'Keefe, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). It peaked at number 87 on the Billboard Pop albums chart. The lead-off single was "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" which reached number 9 and was covered by numerous artists. "The Road" was covered by Jackson Browne on his album Running on Empty. O'Keefe was reissued in 2006 on the Wounded Bird label.
Thom Jurek states in his Allmusic review: "O'Keefe is utterly solid, so completely diverse and tight; it's a forgotten masterpiece."
 Track listing All songs by Danny O'Keefe unless otherwise noted.
1."Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" 3:00 2."Shooting Star" 2:39 3."The Question (Obviously)" 3:39 4."Honky Tonkin'" (Hank Williams) 2:49 5."The Road" 3:49 6."Grease It" 3:16 7."An American Dream" 5:14 8."Louie the Hook vs. The Preacher" 3:37 9."The Valentine Pieces" 3:17 10."I'm Sober Now" 2:45 11."Roseland Taxi Dancer" 2:47 12."I Know You Really Love Me" 0:59  Personnel Danny O'Keefe vocals, guitar Hayword Bishop drums, percussion David Brigati background vocals Eddie Brigati background vocals Gene Chrisman drums Johnny Christopher guitar Bobby Emmons organ Shane Keister piano Bobby Wood piano, electric piano Reggie Young guitar Leo LeBlanc steel guitar Mike Leech bass Irwin "Marky" Markowitz trumpet Howard McNatt violin Phil Olivella clarinet Production notes:
Ahmet Ertegün producer, mixing Stan Kesler engineer Gene Paul engineer George Hunter design
Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues Danny O'Keefe Written by Danny O'Keefe
Peak chart position # 9 in 1972
Everybody's goin' away Said they're movin' to LA There's not a soul I know around Everybody's leavin' town
Some caught a freight, some caught a plane Find the sunshine, leave the rain They said this town's a waste of time I guess they're right, it's wastin' mine
Some gotta win, some gotta lose Good time Charlie's got the blues Good time Charlie's got the blues
Ya know my heart keeps tellin' me "You're not a kid at thirty-three" "Ya play around, ya lose your wife" "Ya play too long, you lose your life"
I got my pills to ease the pain Can't find a thing to ease the rain I'd love to try and settle down But everybody's leavin' town
Some gotta win, some gotta lose Good time Charlie's got the blues Good time Charlie's got the blues Good time Charlie's got the blues