Thursday, 23 June 2011

Evelyn "Champagne" King

Evelyn "Champagne" King (born July 1, 1960) is an American R&B, disco and post-disco singer. Some of her best-known songs are "Shame," "Love Come Down," and "I'm in Love."

Evelyn King was born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her uncle had played the part of Sportin' Life in Porgy and Bess and her father sang back-up for groups at Harlem's Apollo Theater. She was discovered while working with her mother at Philadelphia International Records as a cleaning woman. A producer, Theodore T Life, overheard her singing in a washroom and began coaching her. She was eventually signed to a production deal with Life's Galaxy Productions and a recording contract with RCA Records.

King released her debut album, Smooth Talk, in 1977. The album included the song "Shame", which is her only top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9. The song also reached #7 R&B and #8 on the dance chart. The record was eventually certified gold. Another single from that album, "I Don't Know If It's Right", peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 R&B. This would become her second certified gold single. In 1981, the single "I'm in Love" was released from the same-titled album. It reached #1 on the R&B singles chart and dance chart in August of that year. It also peaked at #40 on the pop charts.

In 1982, King released the album, Get Loose. It yielded a top twenty pop and #1 R&B hit with the single, "Love Come Down". The song also peaked at #1 on the dance charts and reached the UK Singles Chart top ten, peaking at #7 for three weeks. The follow-up, "Betcha She Don't Love You," peaked at #2 on the R&B chart and #49 on the pop chart. From the mid- to late 1980s, King would continue to chart on the R&B charts, placing eight singles in the R&B top twenty, with three making it to the top ten.

On September 20, 2004, King's "Shame" became one of the first records to be inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in New York's Spirit club.

Smooth Talk  - Evelyn "Champagne" King


01. Smooth Talk
02. I Don't Know If It's Right
03. Till I Come Off The Road
04. Dancin' Dancin' Dancin'
05. Shame
06. Nobody Knows
07. We're Going To A Party
08. The Show Is Over


Music Box - Evelyn "Champagne" King



01. Music Box
02. Let's Start All Over Again (Life)
03. Out There
04. No Time For Fooling Around
05. Steppin' Out
06. Steppin' Out, Pt. 2
07. Make Up Your Mind
08. I Think My Heart Is Telling
09. It's OK


Call On Me - Evelyn "Champagne" King



01. Let's Get Funky Tonight
02. Your Kinda Lovin'
03. Call On Me
04. I Need Your Love
05. Talk Don't Hurt Nobody
06. Just a Little Bit of Love
07. Bedroom Eyes
08. Universal Girl


I'm In Love - Evelyn "Champagne" King



01. I'm In Love
02. If You Want My Lovin
03. Don't Hide Our Love
04. What Are You Waiting For
05. The Other Side of Love
06. Spirit Of The Dancer
07. I Cant Take It
08. The Best Is Yet to Come


Get Loose - Evelyn "Champagne" King



01. Love Come Down
02. I Can't Stand It
03. Betcha She Don't Love You
04. Get Loose
05. Back to Love
06. Stop That
07. Get Up off Your Love
08. I'm Just Warmin' Up


Face To Face - Evelyn "Champagne" King



01. Action
02. Face to Face
03. Shake Down
04. Tell Me Something Good
05. Don't It Feel Good
06. Makin' Me So Proud
07. Givin You My Love
08. Teenager
09. Let's Get Crazy


So Romantic - Evelyn "Champagne" King



01. Show Me (Don't Tell Me)
02. Heartbreaker
03. Til Midnight
04. Just For the Night
05. Give Me One Reason
06. Out of Control
07. Talking In My Sleep
08. I'm So Romantic
09. So in Love


A Long Time Coming - Evelyn "Champagne" King



01. Chemistry of Love
02. A Long Time Coming
03. Spellbound
04. If You Find The Time
05. If I Let Myself Go
06. Your Personal Touch
07. I'm Scared
08. High Horse
09. Slow Down


Flirt - Evelyn "Champagne" King



01. Flirt
02. You Can Turn Me On
03. Kisses Don't Lie
04. Stop It
05. Hold On To What You've Got
06. When Your Heart Says Yes
07. Before the Date
08. When Ever You Touch Me


The Girl Next Door - Evelyn "Champagne" King



01. The Girl Next Door
02. Magnet
03. Day To Day
04. Cross Your Mind
05. Footsteps In The Dark
06. Do Right
07. Lover Man
08. Serious
09. This Song
10. Thief In The Night


I'll Keep A Light On - Evelyn "Champagne" King



01. Fascinated
02. I Think About You
03. I'll Keep A Light On
04. It Doesn't Really Matter
05. When It Comes Down To It
06. Sweet Funky Thing
07. A Lover I Can Love
08. Starchild
09. Love Is Love
10. It's Not That Kind Of Party
11. In It For Me
12. Hold Tight
13. Shame '95


Greatest Hits - Evelyn "Champagne" King

01. Shame
02. I Don't Know If It's Right
03. Music Box
04. Out There
05. Let's Get Funky Tonight
06. I'm In Love
07. Don't Hide Our Love
08. Spirit Of The Dancer
09. Love Come Down
10. Betcha She Don't Love You
11. Action
12. Shake Down
13. Teenager
14. Just For The Night
15. Out Of Control
16. Till Midnight
17. Your Personal Touch
18. High Horse


Open Book - Evelyn "Champagne" King



01. Skillz
02. Whole Lotta Yum Yum
03. Open Book
04. Standing On The Rock of Love
05. Nobody Knows
06. (You Deserve) An Academy Award
07. Paradise
08. True To My Boo
09. Creepin'
10. Not That Kinda Party
11. The Dance
12. The Dance (Soul Seekerz Mix Show)
13. Skillz (Remix)


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