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200g Audiophile Vinyl!
Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray & Pressed at QRP!
"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.
Old style tip-on jacket
Mastered for vinyl by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed at QRP
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
1. Champagne Charlie
2. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
3. Sweet Sue (Just You)
4. The One Rose (That's Left in My Heart)
5. Alabama Jubilee
6. Big Band Bill (Is Sweet William Now)
7. Yearning (Just For You)
8. If Someone Would Only Love Me
9. I Hate a Man Like You
10. T. B. Blues