A brief history…

Cajun swamp pop singer Charles Mann was born Charles Domingue on November 22, 1945, in Welsh, Louisiana. As a youngster, Mann just loved to sing. He was a member of various bands in his teens and his talent was eventually recognized by Lee Lanor of Lanor records.

He has recorded such swamp pop favorites as “Red, Red Wine” (1969), “Keep Your Arms Around Me,” “She’s Walking Towards Me” (1980, and “Walk Of Life” (1988). In particular, “Keep Your Arms Around Me,” was a huge regional hit, which was judged in those days, not only by record sales and radio play but by how many jukeboxes the record was spinning on.

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