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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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Track List: Get Loose

1. Love Come Down

2. I Can't Stand It

3. Betcha She Don't Love You

4. Get Loose

5. Back To Love

6. Stop That

7. Get Up Off Your Love

8. I'm Just Warmin' Up

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robert_swan0
Wow, what a great story. Thanks for sharing.
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Now, I tell you that was and still is great music!
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Evelyn 'Champagne'' D o n Pereon King'......p i p e s like a natural-voca l i s t smooth (as the aging in the crystals)... . . .
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I been thinking bout you!..������ � love me some (Evelyn Champagne King).
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I am just satisfied listening to some music that's real and not overly electronical l y enhanced.
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Backyard parties & cookouts were the bomb back then! We tore up some grass! Lol
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Best times ever!
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Love me some Patrice, saw her in concert in the early 80's, best concert ever!
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moleculematt
Love come down please.
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I love the video for this song... Such a simpler time.
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Still a great dance song! (Real music )
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I do not care I love me some keithsweat
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Hay it red
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Love love love this song. She's one of the best to ever bless us with her voice
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nancyweissbe i n
Great song, good rhyme for dancing❤️:)
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I love her song LOVE COME DOWN
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The Best Song
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One of the best dance song ever produced! Classic forever!!
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Like i said nothing but talent.
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Great music .. Never duplicated
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One of my favorite songs
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tonias511
Love this song
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The truly diva forever...
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I may have been a lil girl cruising in with my mom in her All Original LOWRIDER 1963 impala,heari n g this song,brings back memories,I miss those days.I'm 38 yrs old now.I love the 80's
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Catch up
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I was so hanging out back then..Good times..
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I'm in lovvvvvveeee e ! ! ! ! ! . . . H e y y y y y
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One of the hardest working female singers I have ever seen when she is giving a concert! Simply great but I always thought she had so much more to give than any of her management peeps ever saw!
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Getting my groove back
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She is great! I love champagne(Ev e l y n King). A great artist!!!
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old school chi town house music were are the old house heads
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we need more old school house music
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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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