Charlie & Paul – “We Can Work It Out”

The Sleeve:
CharlieAndPaulFront CharlieAndPaulBack

The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
 One took place at the SIPPIN LIZZARD coffee house, in Flint, Michigan, less than a year ago when Charlie and Paul first met. The audience sensed that something was happening. An element was present that made these performers exceptional. Charlie and Paul are still exciting audiences wherever they appear. Two contrasting personalities, Charlie, the extrovert, Paul, the introvert, merge by sharing the same sensitive soul for music and humanity. Superficial characteristics vanish and an ideal is born where 2 equals 1…….. and this is a HAPPENING

Personal Review:
 The record was made by Crusade, and it’s pretty neat. It’s not Gospel either, it’s Folk!

 The album opens with a cover of the Beatles “We Can Work it Out” and though it doesn’t have the same music styling as The Beatles, Charlie Latimer is definitely a good vocalist, the guitar playing is pretty great too. After that comes the song “Till It’s Time for You to Go” and it’s a bit slower, the guitar playing and vocals are good, the song is a little slow for me, I’m sure there are other, better versions out there. The album continues on with the song “Corrina” by Bob Dylan, and Charlie Latimer has the same vocal stylings as John Baldry, with that bluesy sound to his voice. “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue” comes next, and it’s actually surprisingly good, I definitely like this track. The album continues with the track “It Takes A Lot to Laugh, It Takes A Train to Cry” which is another Bob Dylan song, that is now three in a row, and you know Charlie is definitely really good at doing these Bob Dylan tracks. The A-Side ends with a cover of Donovan’s “Catch the Wind” and it’s not a bad track, it’s pretty good actually. The album started off a little rough, but it’s going, it just takes a bit more to get really into it.

 The B-Side opens with the Bob Dylan song “Just Like a Woman” and I really think Charlie and Paul are Bob Dylan fans, I like Dylan and everything, but there is so many Dylan covers a person can take. Then we go onto the track “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield, and though Charlie ain’t no Stephen Stills – or C, C & L – he does deliver the song pretty damn well, and it’s surprisingly good too! We carry on with the song “One Sure Thing” and it’s absolutely stunning, and I love this song! After that comes ANOTHER Bob Dylan song, “I Don’t Believe You” and it’s actually sung really well, and I like it a lot. We go onto the song “Now That the Buffalo’s Gone” and well, I’m not really sure what to think of it, the vocals and guitar playing are good. The album closes with the song “When the Ship Comes In” by Bob Dylan, and hey, it’s alright, most of the album was Bob Dylan, but it was alright.

Interesting Facts:

Track Listing:
A1 – We Can Work It Out
A2 – Till It’s Time For You to Go
A3 – Corrina
A4 – It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
A5 – It Takes A Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
A6 – Catch the Wind

B1 – Just Like a Woman
B2 – For What It’s Worth
B3 – One Sure Thing
B4 – I Don’t Believe You
B5 – Now That the Buffalo’s Gone
B6 – When the Ship Comes In

Crusade Enterprises

Catalog Number:
LP M 7020

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Guitar & Arrangements – Paul Bowles
Guitar – Danny Cox
Bass Viol – Bobby Stroup
Engineer – Paul Potts
Cover Photo – Barry Edmonds

Other Albums I Own by Charlie & Paul:



  • Mary Clayton says:

    On our first date, my now husband and I went to the Ginger Blue in Saginaw Michigan to see Charlie and Paul. We bought their album but sadly later, someone borrowed it and we never got it back.

  • Mary Panzer says:

    Charlie and Paul played at my mother’s birthday party in 1966 or 1967, in Flint, and I listened to this album constantly for the next 5 years —til I went to college and left Flint. They were a great duo.

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