Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King


The best crowd in New York. They know who you are and what you're all about. I love playing New York

Evelyn 'Champagne' King, classicbands.com, 1980

Evelyn “Champagne” King (born July 25, 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”. She was discovered by producer T. Life who 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.