Champagne Charlie (album)

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Champagne Charlie
Studio album by Leon Redbone
Released 1978
Genre Ragtime
Length 31:50
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Joel Dorn
Leon Redbone chronology
Double Time
(1977)
Champagne Charlie
(1978)
From Branch to Branch
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (link) 4.5/5 stars

Champagne Charlie is the title of a recording by singer/guitarist Leon Redbone, released in 1978. It peaked at No. 163 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts.

Track listing[edit]

LP side A:

  1. "Champagne Charlie" (Alfred Lee, George Leybourne) – 2:52
  2. "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" (Sidney Clare, Sam Stept) – 2:52
  3. "Sweet Sue, Just You" (Will Harris, Victor Young) – 2:41
  4. "The One Rose (That's Left in My Heart)" (Del Lyon, Lani McIntire) – 4:32
  5. "Alabama Jubilee" (George L. Cobb, Jack Yellen) – 1:42

LP side B:

  1. "Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)" (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen) – 3:15
  2. "Yearning (Just for You)" (Joe Burke, Benny Davis) – 2:48
  3. "If Someone Would Only Love Me" (Jelly Roll Morton) – 3:31
  4. "I Hate a Man Like You" (Morton) – 3:41
  5. "T.B. Blues" (Jimmie Rodgers) – 3:56

Personnel[edit]

  • Leon Redbone – vocals, guitar
  • Ken Whiteley – banjo, washboard
  • Eddie Davis – drums
  • George Marge – ocarina
  • Leon McAuliffe – pedal steel guitar
  • Eurreal Montgomery – piano
  • Sammy Price – piano
  • Jonathan Dorn – tuba
  • Dennis Drury – trombone
  • Tom Evans – clarinet
  • Chris Whiteley – trumpet
  • Vince Giordano – tuba, sax
  • Julien Barber – violin
  • Selwart Clarke – viola
  • Kathryn Kienke – violin
  • Regis Landiorio – violin
  • Kermit Moore – cello
  • William S. Fischer – strings

Production notes

  • Joel Dorn – producer
  • Kathy Tufaro – assistant producer
  • Hal Willner – associate producer
  • John Cabalka – art direction

References[edit]

  • Warner Bros. Records BSK 3165
  • Track listing at discogs.com