Posted: Aug 7, 2008 2:25 pm
Charlie Feathers and Bubba at Bad Bob's Vapors on Brooks Rd, a benefit for the Lady Gamblers Softball League, $3.00 cover.....about 1990, I still have my ticket stub. Charlie reluctantly got on stage after much coaxing from foreign fans, friends, etc....started to sing a song and a fan on the stage was blowing on him directly and he stopped the song to move the fan and said, "That fan was blowing my voice back down my throat" Then he played about three songs and walked off the stage in the middle of one song, shakin' his head....his brother Lawrence got on stage and said, "How about a big hand for Charlie 'Rockabilly' Feathers?" the crowd applauded, then Lawrence said "How about a big hand for Bubba and the Charlie Feathers Band", the crowd clapped, then Charlie was almost back to his table, and it was a big place the size of a roller rink, turns around walks all the way BACK to the stage takes the mic and says, "Don't clap for the band, they didn't know my songs", which was very weird especially since Bubba is his son and the guitarist of the band. Great Memphis Weirdness!!!.....Go Lady Gamblers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!