Champagne Jam

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Champagne Jam
Atlanta Rhythm Section - Champagne Jam.jpg
Studio album by Atlanta Rhythm Section
Released January 1978[1]
Recorded Studio One, Doraville, Georgia
Genre Southern rock
Length 32:48
Label Polydor
Producer Buddy Buie, Robert Nix
Atlanta Rhythm Section chronology
A Rock and Roll Alternative
(1976)
Champagne Jam
(1978)
Underdog
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link
The Village VoiceC[2]

Champagne Jam is an album by the southern rock band Atlanta Rhythm Section, released in 1978. (See 1978 in music.) The single "Imaginary Lover" was the band's second Top 10 hit, peaking at #7 in the U.S. and #9 in Canada.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Large Time" (Bailey, Buie, Nix) – 2:55
  2. "I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight" (Buie, Daughtry, Nix) – 4:06
  3. "Normal Love" (Buie, Cobb, Daughtry, Nix) – 3:22
  4. "Champagne Jam" (Buie, Cobb, Nix) – 4:31
  5. "Imaginary Lover" (Buie, Daughtry, Nix) – 5:05
  6. "The Ballad of Lois Malone" (Bailey, Buie, Daughtry, Nix) – 4:30
  7. "The Great Escape" (Bailey, Buie, Nix) – 4:47
  8. "Evileen" (Buie, Daughtry, Nix) – 3:32
  9. "NITP" (Daughtry, Buie) - 7:21

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Buddy Buie, Robert Nix
  • Engineer: Rodney Mills
  • Mixing: Rodney Mills
  • Original LP mastering: Bob Ludwig & Rodney Mills at Masterdisk
  • Digital remastering: Suha Gur
  • Art direction: Mike McCarty
  • Design: Mike McCarty
  • Photography: Rick Diamond

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1978 Pop Albums 7


Singles

Year Single Chart Position (U.S.)
1978 "Champagne Jam" Pop Singles 43
1978 "Imaginary Lover" Pop Singles 7 (# 9 Cash Box Top 100; # 9 Canada)
1978 "I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight" Pop Singles 14 (#16 Cash Box Top 100; # 15 Canada)

Trivia[edit]

Ronnie Dobbs, a fictional character portrayed by the comedian David Cross, is fond of saying, "Let's have us a champagne jam!", a reference to the song "Champagne Jam".[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atlanta Rhythm Section - Champagne Jam". Super Seventies. Retrieved June 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 26, 1978). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved September 19, 2015.