Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Rockie Charles, known as “the President of Soul” has backed soul legends Little Johnny Taylor, Percy Sludge, O.V. Wright, and Otis Redding in the 1960’s when he was based in Nashville. After moving back to New Orleans, he recorded three singles for the Soulgate label, including his signature song, “The President of Soul”.
His album “Born for You” with Orleans Records is an unpretentious album of original Southern soul that owes more to the music of Al Green and O.V. Wright than to blues or even New Orleans R&B.