Evelyn “Champagne” King (born July 1, 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 as a young woman while working with her mother at Philadelphia International Records as an office cleaner. Producer Theodore T. Life overheard her singing in a washroom and began coaching her. She was eventually signed to a production deal with Life’s Galaxy Productions and a recording contract with RCA Records.
In 1982, King released the album, Get Loose. It yielded a top twenty pop and #1 R&B hit with the single, “Love Come Down”. The song also peaked at #1 on the dance charts and reached the UK Singles Chart top ten, peaking at #7 for three weeks. The follow-up, “Betcha She Don’t Love You,” peaked at #2 on the R&B chart and #49 on the pop chart. From the mid- to late 1980s, King would continue to chart on the R&B charts, placing eight singles in the R&B top twenty, with three making it to the top ten.
In 1984 Evelyn released the album “So Romantic”. It included the hit singles “Till Midnight,” “Just For the Night,” “Give Me One Reason,” “Out Of Control” and “I’m So Romantic.” Justin Kantor of Allmusic awarded the album a four star rating, stating that “with King’s bold vocals atop them, the songs on So Romantic make it one of her strongest ’80s albums.
The single “Slow Down” was remixed by Mark S. Berry for the US 12″ single release.
Slow Down (Remixed Version) 6:07
Slow Down (Dub A) 4:18
Slow Down (Dub B) 4:29