Bobby Charles is one of those characters who has been around rock and roll for decades (he wrote Later Alligator for example) without ever really achieving great recognition from the general public. This album, his solo debut, is one of the great lost albums. It is broadly a Band-like sound with strong hints of the cajun groove and R&B rhythms that are are strong elements in his musical background. The influence of the Band on this album is considerable with Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Rick Danko all in attendance, as well as an array of Butterfield Blues Band members. The songs are gentle, subtle and they sneak their way into your consciousness slowly and then take a tenacious hold. And although it all sounds very laid-back (Let Yourself Go is maybe the prime example) and lazy, the lyrical concerns hint at a dis-satisfaction, an oppositional world-view that is expressed through the most simple of stories - choice of friends, the plants grown in the garden, a Saturday night out on the town. Its sounds mundane but it takes you to another, simpler world. Enjoy the journey.