Charles Edward Edwins was born in 1927 in Pittsburgh, PA. He started playing guitar professionally in the late 40’s. He made his first recordings in 1953 for Duke as Charles Edwins and his Orchestra (‘I Got Loose’ b/w ‘Bong Gone’). He eventually took the stage name Chuck Edwards, and continued to record for Duke. For many years he recorded many 45" in various labels. In 1972 he packed up his family and moving to the San Francisco Bay area, living in a motel for the first several months. It was there that the Edwards family became the band The Edwards Generation. By the mid-70’s they released at least one 45 (‘School Is In’ b/w ‘Someone Like You’ on Ghetto), and a full length LP, ‘The Street Thang’ on Tight records.
The group also appeared on television a few times, including the Mike Douglas Show.
In 1983 Chuck recorded two singles on Tight Records, entitled "Ooh la la la" and "Baby baby baby". I have chosen the track "Ooh la la la". Produced by Irene Edwins & Charles Edwins.
Edwards would continue to play locally through the years, eventually releasing the CD ‘Back Again’ (Tight) in 1994, which featured both new, and classic material. His sons, who had played in the Edwards Generation, formed their own band, Movin’ who play frequently in the Bay Area.
Edwards and his wife retired (ironically) to the San Jose suburb of Pittsburgh, California. Sadly Chuck Edwards died around 2000.
Biography by funky16corners
Note: The above posted single is not played in full
Thank you very much my friend/collector "John" that you brought this rare version to my attention two years ago.