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Smooth Talk
     

Smooth Talk

by Evelyn "Champagne" King
 
With a healthy array of simple yet funky soul/disco romps, King's debut outing is a fine catch for 70's R&B connoisseurs. Grooves like the savvy titletrack, with its undulating drum fills and serene and stylish vocal arrangement; the assertive "We're Going to a Party"; and the quietly melodic, pondering "I Don't Know If It's Right" (R&B #7, Pop

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With a healthy array of simple yet funky soul/disco romps, King's debut outing is a fine catch for 70's R&B connoisseurs. Grooves like the savvy titletrack, with its undulating drum fills and serene and stylish vocal arrangement; the assertive "We're Going to a Party"; and the quietly melodic, pondering "I Don't Know If It's Right" (R&B #7, Pop #23), showcase the singer's power and poise finely against solid arrangements. And then there's the perennial dancefloor classic "Shame" (R&B and Pop #7), a bustling romp with an unforgettable transitional bridge and catchy chorus. Several forgettable numbers do surface, in the form of the bland, repetitive "Dancin', Dancin', Dancin" and the unconvincing heavy funk stance of "Til I Come off the Road." But on the whole, Smooth Talk proves itself a fun, satisfying listen for the body - if not a genius piece of soul. ~ Justin M. Kantor

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2010
Label:
Ais
UPC:
5013929031524
catalogNumber:
2903152

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Performance Credits

Evelyn "Champagne" King   Primary Artist
Raymond Earl   Bass
Lee Fuller   Conga
Jerald Hill   Keyboards
Ronnie James   Guitar
Johnny McCants   Percussion,Conga
Kim Miller   Guitar
Sam Peaks   Organ,Clavinet
Dennis Richardson   Keyboards
Jimmy Sigler   Organ
Larry Strickland   Conga
Scott Miller   Drums
Don Renaldo & His Swinging Horns   Horn

Technical Credits

Teddy Pendergrass   Composer
Morris Bailey   Horn Arrangements
Joaquin J. Lopes   Engineer
Sam Peaks   Horn Arrangements
Warren Schatz   Executive Producer
Colin Elliot   Logo Design
Arnold Coley   Horn Arrangements
Boris Midney   Engineer
Andy Kellman   Liner Notes,Interviewer
Leon Mitchell   Horn Arrangements
Wayne A. Dickson   Reissue Producer

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