Evelyn King


Disco - soul - funk singer

Born on 29 June 1960 in Bronx, New York. Raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sister of [a=Johnny King (2)]. Her father was a member of [a=The Harptones] and [a=The Orioles]. Discovered by [a=Theodore Life]. Started as a cleaning woman in [l=Sigma Sound Studios]. Her biggest hit [url=https://www.discogs.com/Evelyn-Champagne-King-Shame-Dancin-Dancin-Dancin/release/565366]"Shame"[/url] is considered ultimate disco classic, entered the Disco Hall Of Fame in 2004 and has been covered by [a=Zhané] and [a=Kim Wilde]. Other classic hits are [url=https://www.discogs.com/Evelyn-King-Love-Come-Down/release/1842469]"Love Come Down"[/url], [url=https://www.discogs.com/Evelyn-King-Betcha-She-Dont-Love-You-Get-Up-Off-Your-Love/release/1568032]"Betcha She Don't Love You"[/url], [url=https://www.discogs.com/Evelyn-King-Dont-Hide-Our-Love/release/6324053]"Don't Hide Our Love"[/url], [url=https://www.discogs.com/Evelyn-Champagne-King-Flirt/release/156822]"Flirt"[/url]. In 1982 she dueted with [a=Michael Wycoff] on "Can We Be Friends". Along with [a=The Brothers], [a=Vicki Sue Robinson], [a=Revelation (2)] and [a=New York Community Choir] they discofied the "Hair Musical", led by [a=Warren Schatz]. She has recorded twelve albums since 1977, variously produced by the likes of [a=Warren Schatz], [a=René & Angela], [a=Kashif], [a=Leon Sylvers], [a=André Cymone], [a=Theodore Life], [a=Morrie Brown] etc.

Her comeback album "Open Book" in 2008 spawned the hit "The Dance". In 2015, King formed the [a=First Ladies of Disco] originally with [a=Martha Wash] and [a=Linda Clifford]. King released a single "Show Some Love" (2015), before leaving the group in December 2018.