Champaign was a 1980s American R&B band with adult contemporary leanings, best known for their 1981 hit, “How ‘Bout Us”.
The septet, who named themselves after their hometown of Champaign, Illinois, included Pauli Carman and Rena Jones (later Day) on vocals; Michael Day and Dana Walden on keyboards; Leon Reeder on guitar; Michael Reed on bass; and Rocky Maffit on percussion/drums. The title track from their 1981 album, “How ‘Bout Us”, was a hit single, reaching #5 in the UK Singles Chart, and on the US Billboard R&B chart (also #12 US Billboard Hot 100). Their second album, Modern Heart, was released in 1983 and contained the Top 10 hit “Try Again” (also #23 US Pop). Another follow-up, 1984’s Woman in Flames, included the Top 10 song “Off and On Love”. Other songs include “Party People” and “Walkin'”.
1 Off And On Love (Michael Day, Rena Jones, Rocky Maffit) 4:06
2 This Time (Dana Walden, Michael Day, Pauli Carman, Rocky Maffit) 4:07
3 Prisoner (Dana Walden, Michael Day, Rocky Maffit) 4:16
4 Intimate Strangers (Dana Walden, Michael Day, Rocky Maffit) 4:57
5 Woman In Flames (Dana Walden, Michael Day, Rocky Maffit, Leon Reeder) 4:27
6 Mardi Gras (Dana Walden, Michael Day, Rocky Maffit) 4:12
7 Be Mine Tonight (Michael Day, Rena Jones) 4:10
8 Capture The Moon (Dana Walden, Michael Day) 4:22
1 Off And On Love
|Percussion||Paulinho Da Costa|
2 This Time
4 Intimate Strangers
5 Woman In Flames
8 Capture The Moon
Producer – Champaign
Executive-Producer – Cecil Holmes
Arranged By – Champaign
Arranged By, Conductor (Strings) – James Newton Howard
Arranged By, Directed By – Jerry Hey
Mixed By – Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas
Mixed By (Assistant) – Duane Seykora, Richard Bosworth
Recorded By – Jonathan Pines, Rik Pekkonen, Sharon Rice
Art Direction, Design – Jimmy Wachtel
Illustration – Todd Waite
Photography By – Randee St. Nicholas
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Recorded At – Creative Audio (2)
Recorded At – The Complex
Recorded At – Record One, Los Angeles
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman