Danny O'Keefe (born 1943, Spokane, Washington, United States) is an American singer-songwriter. O'Keefe's musical career has spanned four decades from his early days playing in the Minnesota coffee houses to his present station in the Seattle area. He is still active both in the recording studio and on stage. In 1968 O'Keefe was a member of a four-man heavy psychedelic rock band named Calliope. The group recorded one album, Steamed, for Buddah Records before disbanding.
While 1972's O'Keefe scored singer/songwriter Danny O'Keefe his biggest hit ever with "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues," - and continues to garner him royalty checks because of all the people who covered it (Elvis among them), the album is a classic in its own right. The single is the opening track, and it remains one of the greatest songs about desolation ever written. Produced by Arif Mardin in Memphis, it features sidemen like Buddy Emmons and Reggie Young, and also Eddie and David Brigati! Also here is "The Road," a track made infamous by Jackson.
Album · 1970 · 12 Songs. Danny O'Keefe Danny O'Keefe. Listen on Apple Music.
Danny O'Keefe's biggest hit, this song struck a cord with restless young people who were stuck living dreary lives in dead-end small towns while their friends were moving away to better things. Charlie" is a fictional character, but O'Keefe was managed by Charlie Greene, who also managed Buffalo Springfield and had the ear of Ahmet Ertegun at Atlantic Records. After hearing O'Keefe perform the song on a steel guitar, Ertegun signed him and produced his 1970 debut album, with included the first version of this song. Good Time Charlie" was re-recorded for his second album, O'Keefe, which was released in 1972. This time, it was recorded at American Studios in Memphis with Arif Marden producing. This time, the song was released as a single and became a big hit. As the song was climbing the charts, O'Keefe was sent on the road on a bill with the Hollies and the Raspberries.
Danny O'Keefe – O'Keefe. Label: Atlantic – P-8299A. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Design – George Hunter, Globe Propaganda. Drums – Gene Chrisman, Hayward Bishop. Electric Guitar – Reggie Young. Electric Piano – Bobby Wood. Engineer – Stan Kesler. Engineer – Gene Paul. Engineer – Arif Mardin. Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Danny O'Keefe.
Listen to music from Danny O'Keefe like Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues, Shooting Star & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Danny O'Keefe. In 1972, the legendary Ahmet Ertegun signed Danny O'Keefe to Atlantic Records, then teamed him with the incomparable producer Arif Mardin, resulting in his top-five Billboard hit "Goodtime Charlie's Got the Blues. This was followed by the classic album Breezy Stories in 1973.
DANNY O'KEEFE - Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues 02:43. DANNY O'KEEFE - 3:10 Smokey Thursday 03:31. DANNY O'KEEFE - A Country Song 03:34. DANNY O'KEEFE - Saturday Morning 03:45. DANNY O'KEEFE - The Drover 04:08. DANNY O'KEEFE - Covered Wagon 02:44. Danny O'Keefe Classics - DANNY O'KEEFE. In Time - DANNY O'KEEFE. Breezy Stories - DANNY O'KEEFE. So Long Harry Truman - DANNY O'KEEFE. American Roulette - DANNY O'KEEFE.