Double Time (Leon Redbone album)

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Double Time
Studio album by Leon Redbone
Released 1977
Genre Ragtime
Length 31:33
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Joel Dorn
Leon Redbone chronology
On the Track
(1975)
Double Time
(1977)
Champagne Charlie
(1978)

Double Time is the second album by singer/guitarist Leon Redbone, released in 1976. It peaked at #38 on the Billboard Pop Album charts.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B− link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Diddy Wah Diddy" (Blind Blake) – 3:05
  2. "Nobody's Sweetheart" (Ernie Erdman, Gus Kahn, Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel) – 2:13
  3. "Shine On Harvest Moon" (Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth) – 3:21
  4. "Crazy Blues" (Perry Bradford) – 4:16
  5. "Mississippi Delta Blues" (Jack Neville, Jimmie Rodgers) – 1:44
  6. "Mr. Jelly Roll Baker" (Traditional) – 3:43
  7. "My Melancholy Baby" (Ernie Burnett, George A. Norton) – 3:10
  8. "The Sheik of Araby" (Harry Smith, Ted Snyder, Francis Wheeler) – 2:31
  9. "Mississippi River Blues" (Rodgers) – 3:05
  10. "Winin' Boy Blues" (Jelly Roll Morton) – 4:17
  11. "If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven" (Albert E. Brumley) – 3:18

Personnel[edit]

  • Leon Redbonevocals, guitar, throat tromnet, background whistling on "Crazy Blues"
  • Milt Hintonbass guitar
  • Jo Jonesdrums
  • Bob Greene – piano
  • Don McLeanbanjo on "Mississippi Delta Blues"
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo on "Shine On Harvest Moon"
  • Dominic Cortese – accordion
  • Jonathan Dorn – tuba
  • Yusef Lateefsoprano saxophone on "Mississippi River Blues"
  • Ed Polcer – trumpet
  • Ed Barefield – clarinet
  • Vic Dickenson – trombone
  • Dick Rath – trombone
  • Joe Wilder – trumpet on "Nobody's Sweetheart"
  • Kermit Moore – cello
  • Selwart Clarke – viola
  • Lewis Elgy – violin
  • Sanford Allen – violin
  • Captain Billy's Whiz Bang (William Kruse, Frederick Mount III, Andrew Smith, Mark S. Bently) - backing vocals on "Shine On Harvest Moon"
  • The Dixie Hummingbirds (Ira Tucker sr., James Walker, James Davis, Beachy Thompson) - backing vocals on "If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven"
  • Jerry Teifer - background whistling on "Shine On Harvest Moon"
  • Beachy Thompson - background whistling on "If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven"
  • Al Cohn – horn arrangements on "Crazy Blues", "Mr. Jelly Roll Baker" and "Diddy Wah Diddy"
  • William S. Fischer – string arrangements on "Mississippi Delta Blues", "Melancholy Baby" and "Shine On Harvest Moon"

Production notes[edit]

  • Joel Dorn – producer
  • Hal Willner – associate producer
  • Bob Liftin – recording and remix engineer
  • Vince McGarry – additional recording and mastering engineer
  • Neil Brody – additional recording engineer
  • Benno Friedman – backliner photo
  • Michael Horen – cover art