I struck up a conversation with a guy at work the other day about what a great tune Shame by Evelyn “Champagne” King is.
Then it dawned on me that I know very little else from her. I guess Love Come Down is her other biggie. So I hit up Spotify and they have expanded albums with remixes and b-sides a plenty. I started with 1985’s A Long Time Coming, as I knew the track Personal Touch. The album was pretty solid, albeit very much of its time. But I am definitely down with that mid eighties electronic disco/soul sound. Hard to pick a standout track, it’s all good stuff apart from the overly cheesy track 2 and the bland ballad in the middle. Don’t miss Dub A of Slow Down and Take a Chance on the bonus disc.
Then I moved on to 1980’s Call On Me, which has more of a classic disco and jazz-funk vibe. The 12″ version of Let’s Get Funky is a fantastic slice of disco-boogie and the rest of the album is also very solid, though not as catchy as the above.