Evelyn King was born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her uncle Avon Long had played the part of Sportin’ Life in the first Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess and worked with Lena Horne at the Cotton Club. Her father sang back-up for groups at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.
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 1989, Evelyn “Champagne” King released her 10th studio album “The Girl Next Door”, her second and final album for the EMI-Manhattan label. The album yielded the single ‘Day To Day” written by Marshall Jefferson and Ten City, the single reached #80 on the US R&B charts.
The single featured remixes by Marshall Jefferson, Shayne Sealy, Terrance Smith & Tuta Aquino.
Day To Day (Dance Mix) 8:01
Day To Day (7″ Edit) 4:01
Day To Day (Dub Mix) 7:18
Day To Day (Bonus Beats) 3:15
Day To Day (Acapella) 4:37