Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Sweet Sue (Just You)
The One Rose (That's Left in My Heart)
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.