Evelyn "Champagne" King

Shame

Composed by John H. Fitch, Jr. / Reuben Cross

Song Review by

What a difference a remix makes. As originally issued on Evelyn "Champagne" King's 1977 RCA LP Smooth Talk, "Shame" was a different track than the one that became a million seller. Produced by T. Life and written by John Fitch and Reuben Cross, "Shame" started out with Sam Peake's sax blast. This prime version was more concise and had a more immediate punch. As "Shame" started to become a disco favorite, it received an extended remix by Al Garrison and David Todd. The duo gave the cut an overall wider-sounding mix, bringing to the fore Peake and Instant Funk bassist Raymond Earl. They split up Scotty Miller's drums which emphasized the beat more. Though Evelyn "Champagne" King had other hits ("I'm in Love," "Love Come Down"), "Shame" remains her signature song.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Smooth Talk 1977 BBR 4:38
No Image 1983 Simply Vinyl
Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 70's 1990
Various Artists
RCA 3:17
Love Come Down 1991 Armoury Records
The RCA Records Label: The First Note in Black Music 1992
Various Artists
RCA 3:17
The Disco Years, Vol. 5: Must Be the Music 1992
Various Artists
Rhino 3:00
Love Come Down: The Best of Evelyn "Champagne" King 1993 Sbme Special Mkts.
No Image 1994
Various Artists
Alex 3:31
Disco Fever [K-Tel] 1994
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:16
Sounds of the Seventies: More AM Nuggets 1994
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:01
No Image 1995
Various Artists
Priority Records
Old School, Vol. 4 1995
Various Artists
Thump Records 6:32
Disco Nights, Vol. 1: Divas of Dance 1995
Various Artists
Rebound Records 6:35
Nightfever 1995
Various Artists
Global TV
Classic Disco Mastercuts, Vol. 1 1995
Various Artists
Mastercuts 6:26
Everybody Dance Now 1996
Various Artists
Castle Music Ltd. 6:32
Mega Hits: Disco Express, Vol. 1 1996
Various Artists
Priority Records
18 Disco Superhits 1996
Various Artists
Rhino / Essex 3:00
Dance Floor Divas: The 70s 1996
Various Artists
Rhino 3:00
Club Ladies Night 1996
Various Artists
Zomba 2:58
Old School, Vols. 1-5 1996
Various Artists
Thump Records 6:32
Heavy Breathing: The Crunch High-Energy Workout 1996
Various Artists
RCA 6:32
DJ Disco Mix 1997
Various Artists
Simitar Distribution 2:55
Disco 54: The Studio Collection 1997
Various Artists
Hip-O
Non-Stop Disco, Vol. 1 1997
Various Artists
Polygram 6:31
Last Party 1997
Various Artists
Island / Polygram 5:20
No Image 1997
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution
Turn the Beat Around: Great Disco Hits 1997
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 3:18
No Image 1997
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:59
The Number Ones: Silky Soul 1998
Various Artists
Simitar Distribution 3:18
Disco Divas: Salute to the Ladies 1998
Various Artists
Beast Records / Simitar Distribution 6:35
Hits of the 70's [Columbia River] 1998
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group 3:17
Body Moves: Non-Stop Disco Workout 1998
Various Artists
Universal Special Products / Rebound Records 4:15
Last Days of Disco 1998
Original Soundtrack
Sbme Special Mkts. 6:34
Disco Fever: 20 Smash Hit Dancefloor Classics 1998
Various Artists
Crimson Productions
Club Cosmo: Through the Decades 1998
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:16
Millennium's Greatest Disco Party 1998
Various Artists
Connoisseur 4:08
More Monty 1998
Original Soundtrack
RCA 3:47
Disco Nights, Vol. 4 1998
Various Artists
Unidisc
Dance Dance Dance: Dance Hits of the 60's, 70's, & 80's 1998
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group 3:18
Decades of Dance 60's 70's & 80's 1999
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group
Disco Box 1999
Various Artists
Rhino 2:59
No Image 1999
Various Artists
Buddha Records 6:31
Disco Fever, Vol. 2 [SPG] 1999
Various Artists
SPG 3:18
Soul Train: The Dance Years 1978 1999
Various Artists
Rhino 2:58
Have a Buddha Ful Day 1999
Various Artists
Buddha Records
Millennium Disco Party 2000
Various Artists
Rhino 3:00
No Image 2000
Original TV Soundtrack
BMG
Disco Hits [Calamari] 2000
Various Artists
Calamari Records 3:20
Ultimate Disco Mix 2000
Various Artists
Polygram 4:10
I Love the Nightlife: Dance Hits of the 70s 2000
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group 3:18
Shake Your Booty: Funk and Disco Essentials 2000
Various Artists
Delta Distribution 3:22
New Millennium Party 2000
Various Artists
Rhino 3:00
Disco Classics [K-Tel] 2000
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:16
Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1978 2000
Various Artists
Buddha Records 2:59
WDAS 105.3FM: Classic Soul Hits, Vol. 5 2000
Various Artists
Collectables 6:32
Disco's Greatest Hits 2000
Various Artists
Trans World 3:18
Disco Freakout 2001
Various Artists
WEA International 3:59
Walk on the Wild Side: Hits of the Seventies 2001
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group 3:16
Jammin' Oldies 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 2:59
Best of Evelyn "Champagne" King 2001 BMG
Blues & Soul, Vol. 6: 1978-1979 2001
Various Artists
Connoisseur 4:10
Mega Groove 2001
Various Artists
Wagram Records 2:58
Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1975-1979 2001
Various Artists
Buddha Records 2:59
Disco Fever, Vol. 2 [Polygram International] 2001
Various Artists
Polygram 3:16
Solid Gold Funk 2002
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:59
Turn the Beat Around 2002
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 3:18
Soul Classics, Vol. 5 [Collectables] 2002
Various Artists
Collectables 6:32
Mastercuts: Discothèque 2002
Various Artists
Mastercuts 4:36
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Vol. 6: Fever 105 2002
Original Soundtrack
Sony Music Distribution 6:31
Disco Inferno [Warner Import] 2002
Various Artists
Warner Music 3:47
Platinum & Gold Collection 2003 RCA 6:36
Let's Groove Again 2003
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:35
Disco Nights [Ubiquity] 2003
Various Artists
Unidisc
The D.I.S.C.O. Album 2003
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:33
Real 70's R&B [Disc 3] 2003
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 2:56
More Platinum Disco 2004
Various Artists
WEA/Warner
No Image 2004
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 2:58
Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion [Box Set] 2004
Various Artists
Shout! Factory / Shout! Factory/My Music/TJL 2:57
Legends 2005 BMG International 6:34
Disco Floorfillers 2005
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 2:54
Mastercuts: Soul Weekender 2005
Various Artists
Mastercuts 6:31
The Best of Disco Fever 2005
Various Artists
Global TV 4:33
Old School Soul Party Live [DVD] 2005
Various Artists
My/Shout! Factory/TJL
If You Want My Lovin' 2006 BMG Special Products / Sony Music Distribution 2:58
Ultimate Disco [Madacy] 2006
Various Artists
Madacy 2:59
Old School, Vol. 4 2006
Various Artists
Thump Records 6:32
Disco Fever: Young Hearts Run Free [#1] 2006
Various Artists
Time/Life Music
80's Groove [Mastercut] 2007
Various Artists
Mastercuts 6:34
Gold: Old School Jams 2007
Various Artists
Hip-O 6:34
Absolute Soul Weekender 2007
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 3:33
Mastercuts Disco 2007
Various Artists
Mastercuts 6:31
Best Disco in Town [Universal] 2007
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 3:17
Bar Culture 2007
Various Artists
Mastercuts 6:31
Disco Fever, Vol. 1-4 2007
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:57
Soul Classics [Collectables] 2007
Various Artists
Collectables 6:32
100 Hits: Disco 2007
Various Artists
100 Hits 3:33
Best of R&B [Box Set] 2007
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 2:58
Disco Inferno [Cloud 9] 2008
Various Artists
Various Tunes 2:58
Top of the Pop Hits, Vol. 2: The 70s [Box Set] 2008
Various Artists
Collectables 2:58
Essential Disco Fever 2008
Various Artists
Sony BMG 3:15
The Pop Years: 1978-1979 2009
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 3:33
All Time Dance Party Classics 2009
Various Artists
Collectables 3:19
The Best Year of My Life: 1978 2009
Various Artists
Sony Music
No Image 2009
Various Artists
Commercial Canada 6:31
The  Pop Years: The 70s 2010
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 3:33
Sweet Soul of the '70s [Time Life] 2011
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:58
80s Groove, Vol. II 2011
Various Artists
Ministry of Sound 2:58
No Image 2011
Various Artists
Sony Music Entertainment 2:58
We Love the Nightlife 2012
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:57
We Love the Nightlife: Shake Your Booty 2012
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:57
Pure... 70s 2013
Various Artists
Sony Music 2:57
Now! That's What I Call Disco 2013
Various Artists
Now! 3:17
100 Hits: The Ladies 2013
Various Artists
100 Hits 3:52
The Party Mix: Classic Soul 2013
Various Artists
Crimson 3:16
The Party Mix: Hen Night 2014
Various Artists
Crimson 2:57
The Box Set Series: '70s Soul 2014
Various Artists
Legacy / Legacy Recordings 4:37
100 Hits: Disco Fever 2014
Various Artists
100 Hits 3:18
A Natural Woman 2015
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:16
The  Complete RCA Hits and More 2016 Real Gone Music 6:33
100 Essential Tracks: Disco Hits
Various Artists
Sony Music
100 Hits: Disco [2015]
Various Artists
100 Hits
Carwash: Disco Classics
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:16
Complete Funk, Vol. 1
Various Artists
DMC
Disco Nights [Ariola]
Various Artists
Ariola
Everybody Dance
Various Artists
Rhino / Wea UK 2:57
Ferry Maat's Soul Show Top 100, Vol 2
Various Artists
PTG 3:17
Old School Gold Box Set
Various Artists
Thump Records 6:32
Pure... Disco/Funk
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:57
Superstar Seventies!
Various Artists
Sony Music
That's Disco: 60 All-Time Classics
Various Artists
Polygram TV
The Best Of Disco, Vol. 1
Various Artists
BMG 2:56
No Image
Various Artists
Sony Music
Top Of The Pop Hits: The 70s, Vol. 2: Disc 2
Various Artists
Collectables 2:58
Ultimate... 70s
Various Artists
Sony Music 2:55
No Image
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:00
No Image
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:00
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