Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tuesday 12-inch Flashback: ‘Shame’

Evelyn “Champagne” King was all of 16 years old when she recorded an R&B classic called “Shame.”

It’s a song I still warmly associate with high school. Evidently, though, “Shame” has never stopped rocking the dance clubs.

Thirty years later, Evelyn “Champagne” King is still touring and making records. Her 2007 album “Open Book” will be reissued in a couple of weeks.

And after an 18-year absence from the Billboard charts, Ms. King is now on the Hot Dance Club Play chart with a fresh mix of “The Dance.” (To stream it on my Vox blog, click here.)

Cheers to Mark in England (a.k.a. fastflyer2007) for uploading this 12-inch of “Shame.”

7 comments:

Thembi said...

UBM, what are you trying to do to me? Seriously, have you somehow gained access to my iTunes folder?
My brother says I only like "gay runway songs." Hmm...

Anonymous said...

my all time favorite song...but I always thought it was a man singing...

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hello there!

I loved that song when it was out...I was a youngin' back then!!

(smiles)

@ Anonymous
Ummm....and who says it's not a man singing? Remember the Milli Vanilli thing?? *LOL*

*giggles*
Lisa

bklyn6 said...

What struck me at the time was how young Evelyn was, I thought she was probably my age (I guess she's a little older).

Was that '76/'77? Can't remember if it was a summer song or not, but I think there were a few other hot records out around this time like "Best of My Love" by the Emotions. I'm a little shakey on the time frame.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Was that '76/'77? Can't remember if it was a summer song or not...

Spring into summer of 1978. Roundabout the time of "Use Ta Be My Girl" and "Stuff Like That" (not to mention "Flashlight" and "Bootzilla"!)

I loves this book.

Secret Sociologist said...

Awesome! I remember dancing to "Love Come Down" when I was a kid, I just loved her voice.

Hey thanks for the link on your blog! I read yours daily via RSS, very good stuff. :)

mel said...

Having flashbacks of my KTEL albums!