1978 Bill Champlin – Single

Single is the debut album by Bill Champlin, released in 1978.

William Bradford “Bill” Champlin (born May 21, 1947, Oakland, California) is an American singer, guitarist, keyboard player, arranger, producer, and songwriter. His performance work is principally associated with the bands Chicago and the Sons of Champlin.He has won multiple Grammy Awards for songwriting.David Foster produced two solo albums for Bill Champlin: Single (1978) and Runaway (1981). Both albums sold poorly due to poor promotion by his record company, although the latter album did include a pair of minor hits on the Billboard Hot 100 (Sara and “Tonight, Tonight”). In the 1990s, Bill Champlin released five more solo albums: No Wasted Moments, Burn Down the Night, Through It All, He Started to Sing, and Mayday. The last was a live recording of songs from his career, and included musicians Greg Mathieson, Jerry Lopez, Eddie Garcia, Tom Saviano, and Rochon Westmoreland.


1 What Good Is Love (Harry Garfield, Jay Graydon) 3:32
2 I Don’t Want You Anymore (Bill Champlin, David Foster) 3:52
3 We Both Tried (Bill Champlin, David Foster) 4:53
4 Yo’ Mama (Bill Champlin) 3:58
5 Fly With Me (Bill Champlin) 3:57
6 Love Is Forever (Bill Champlin) 3:43
7 Careless (BJ Cook Foster, Bill Champlin) 3:38
8 Elayne (Bill Champlin, Ed Whiting) 3:12
9 Keys To The Kingdom (Bill Champlin, David Foster) 4:58



BassDavid Hungate
BassDavid Shields
DrumsDuris Maxwell
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsLarry Tolbert
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarRay Parker Jr
HornGeorge Bohannon
HornOscar Brashear
HornGary Grant
HornJerry Hey
HornLarry Williams
KeyboardsDavid Foster
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsSteve Porcaro
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
StringsMarty Paich
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsNetty Gloud
Background VocalsDaryl Hall
Background VocalsBobby Kimball
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie

Liner Notes

Producer – David Foster
Arranged By – Bill Champlin, David Foster
Arranged By (Horn) – Jerry Hey
Concertmaster – Harry Bluestone
Conductor (Strings) – Marty Paich
Contractor – Frank DeCaro Orchestra

Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Record Company – Sony Music
Recorded At – Davlen Sound Studios