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Evelyn "Champagne" King

Singer Evelyn "Champagne" King first came to fame with the million-selling '70s disco smashes "Shame" and "I Don't Know if It's Right." Born July 1, 1960, in the Bronx, NY, she had a showbiz lineage. Her uncle was actor/singer/dancer Avon Long, who first played Sportin' Life in the play Porgy and Bess and later starred in the '70s play Bubblin' Brown Sugar. Her father, Erik King, was a singer and often augmented groups that appeared at New York's Apollo Theater. By her teens, King had relocated to Philadelphia with her mother, and began singing in several groups. To make ends meet, King and her mother became cleaning women. For a teenager, King's voice was quite mature; many at first thought she was a grown woman.

While working one night at Philadelphia International Records' recording base, producer T. Life overheard some tantalizing vocals coming from a washroom. There he discovered 16-year-old Evelyn King and her mother. Signing the singer to a production deal and a contract with RCA, Life's first single with Evelyn "Champagne" King was "Dancin'"Dancin' "Dancin'." Her debut LP Smooth Talk was released August 1977. But it was a song written by John Fitch and Reuben Cross, called "Shame," that gave her career-launching success. The extended mix began gaining radio play and eventually the Top Ten on the R&B and pop charts by spring 1978. The follow-up, "I Don't Know if It's Right," also went gold, peaking at number seven R&B, number 23 pop in fall 1978. Smooth Talk went gold, and she made two more LPs with T. Life: Music Box and Call on Me.

After teaming with a new producer, Kashif, King recorded two number one R&B hits during the early '80s, "I'm in Love" and "Love Come Down." Several of her LPs also placed high on the charts, including 1980's Call on Me, the following year's I'm in Love, and 1982's Get Loose. She signed to EMI-Manhattan in 1988, and was teamed with Leon F. Sylvers III for Flirt, which included the tender ballad "Kisses Don't Lie." On The Girl Next Door, the singer worked with house producer Marshall Jefferson.

In 1990, King recorded the album I'll Keep a Light On for the British label Expansion, whose featured musicians were Larry Graham, Jeff Lorber, and Paul Jackson, Jr. She didn't return until 2007, when she released Open Book for RNB Entertainment. Many of the singer's classic sides are on Love Come Down: The Best of Evelyn "Champagne" King. ~ Ed Hogan
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Open Book

1. Skillz

2. Whole Lotta Yum Yum

3. Open Book

4. Standing On The Rock Of Love

5. Nobody Knows

6. (You Deserve) An Academy Award

7. Paradise

8. True To My Boo

9. Creepin'

10. Not That Kind Of Party

11. Dance

12. Dance [Soul Seekerz Remix]

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Track List: Love Come Down

1. Shame

2. I Don't Know If It's Right

3. Music Box

4. I'm In Love

5. Don't Hide Our Love

6. Love Come Down

7. Betcha She Don't Love You

8. Get Loose

9. Action

10. Shake Down

11. Teenager

12. Just For The Night

13. Give Me One Reason

14. High Horse

15. Your Personal Touch

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Your my inspiration ! Your songs make me feel so alive..! And always make me get out there party Hardy....lik e right now!
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I miss music like this
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This is what's up! I love this jam :)
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She's the greatest
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Classic 80s jam. Had the 7" 45 when I was at school. Those were the days.
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You make my love come down- Evelyn King
You make my high come down-Nate Dogg
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clipperdocto r
Even though I was young I grew up listening to Evelyn King now this is real music to my ears





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Love is real
No doubt about it
Love is much much better than LUST!!!!
Learn as you come to me����
This song expresses feeling!
Have a blessed day.
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Thanks for the updated bio.
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Had to kick off my heels
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She performed @ the Chosen few picnic in Chicago 2015 awesome!!! Gr8 stage presence. She still got it!!
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She performed at the honda center in Anaheim CA at the waves love affair february 12! I was there and she did amazing! Much love for Evelyn Champagne King
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nice..where did she perform at ?
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I saw her live few years ago...still sounds great!
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I worked the door back in '99-'00 for one of her gigs in Athens, OH. Fantastic and a great lady
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EVELYN WAS DOING HER THING LOVE HER MUSIC.��
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@Treve Cashaw

Underrated TALENT
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This the song as high school we all dance off of in P.E.. good song.
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THERE JUST ANT NO DOUBT ABOUT IT THIS AH A-TOWN CLASSIC!!!WO R L D - W I D E CLASSIC MS.EVELYN GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!
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Love freestyle Brooklyn's East NY is best year bring it back in 80 90
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Evelyn one of the best..Shame love the song to its core
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This music was the bomb!!!! Keep this music Alive always on Pandora! !!
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Kiss your hand
Say your crushes name
Close your hand
Say a school day
Open your hand and post this on fifteen other songs and your crush will ask you out
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parjohnny54
We use to burn the floor on this song
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This was the good o days back then miss them so much
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marissarodri g u e z 0 8 9 1
Loving Them Days
The 80's was back when you could hear music w/out all the nasty curse words. Music was so entertaining & people having a fabulous time. Where did them days go.
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Those were the days when we could party with out any drama, real music...
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I love Evelyn King! Her voice.
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Must play music from my party dayz...great cut...��
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Blast from the past!!!!
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.nice love come down
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Me either.. #MyNewLife.. Ms.Major.. Follow me..
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Do love Me some her... Fan for life in Me! :-)
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Dancin days, oh yea.
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Listening to this just bring back so many memories
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ontothenext1 3 8
Mann!!!! Just awesome to listen to this type of music, Sitting at the table playing cards and just rocking it out!!
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Don't let the good taste fool you...
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Easily one of the best singing voices of all time. So underrated. Thanks for the classics.
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Awesome!!!
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No sleep last night!...bee n dreaming of you!!
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Love you Evelyn!
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bg788
Evelyn never got the shine/fame she deserved. She was extraordinar y !
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Great song
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traepar24
Classic good ole music
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Love hearing this song...just start dancing and feeling good!
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We would dance off this at the club
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Kyle l love this music
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So, So, Good! Feels like a whole lifetime ago but I miss this sound.
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Love this!
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I LIKE THIS music sounds good
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