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Leon Redbone
Champagne Charlie


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Config. 200g/Old Style tip-on jacket
Cat. # eXLP-44074
UPC: 780014407414

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;

Produced by Joel Dorn
Recorded at Regent Sound Studios, New York
Mastered for this LP by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Records pressed at QRP

Side One:
   Champagne Charlie
   Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
   Sweet Sue (Just You)
   The One Rose (That's Left in My Heart)
   Alabama Jubilee

Side Two:
   Big Band Bill (Is Sweet William Now)
   Yearning (Just For You)
   If Someone Would Only Love Me
   I Hate a Man Like You
   T. B. Blues

Exhibit Records is proud to present:

"A charming and romantic introspective collection of classic blues and jazz melodies... each performance is an irresistible listen...his style is unmatched."

Blending ragtime blues, honky tonk harmonies, vaudevillian echoes and a musical persona entirely his own, Leon Redbone's 1978 release Champagne Charlie is a tour de force from one of the most mercurial, magical and talented artists in modern music.

One of the distinguishing factors on the record is the fine choice of material, which ranges from Jelly Roll Morton to Jimmie Rogers. As usual with Redbone, the fare is lighthearted and tinged with nostalgia, and sweetened by antique arrangements. The band is delightful, filled with jubilant horns, oboes, and trumpets and, of course, Redbone's rich baritone and throwback acoustic guitar shine.

The album, produced by Joel Dorn, is filled with the best that Dixie, Delta blues and ragtime jazz has to offer keeping true to the old style that made these songs so popular to begin with. Leon has a sort of irreverent, off beat approach to these old jazz classics that is just plain fun to listen to.

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