Champagne Charlie (album)

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Champagne Charlie
ChampagneCharlieRedbone.jpg
Studio album by Leon Redbone
Released 1978
Genre Ragtime
Length 31:50
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Joel Dorn
Leon Redbone chronology
Double Time
(1977)Double Time1977
Champagne Charlie
(1978)
From Branch to Branch
(1981)From Branch to Branch1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (link) 4.5/5 stars

Champagne Charlie is the third studio album 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