Evelyn "Champagne" King

Shame

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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 6:33
No Image 1983 Simply Vinyl
No Image 1990
Various Artists
RCA
Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 70's 1990
Various Artists
RCA 3:17
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 RCA 6:34
No Image 1994
Various Artists
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
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 / JCI Associated Labels 2:56
Dance Floor Divas: The 70s 1996
Various Artists
Rhino
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
Club Cutz, Vol. 2 1997
Various Artists
RCA 6:33
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
Turn the Beat Around: Great Disco Hits 1997
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 3:18
Disco: The Best Album in the World...Ever! 1997
Various Artists
Virgin
No Image 1997
Various Artists
3:18
Let's Get Funky 1997 Camden 6:32
Native New Yorker: Disco Classics 1997
Various Artists
BMG 6:29
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
Valmark 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
Work Group / Sony Music Distribution 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
More Monty 1998
Original Soundtrack
RCA 3:47
No Image 1998
Various Artists
Rebound Records
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
Disco Hits [Calamari] 2000
Various Artists
Calamari Records 3:20
I Love the Nightlife: Dance Hits of the 70s 2000
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group 3:18
Disco Essentials [Delta] 2000
Various Artists
Delta Distribution 3:22
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
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
Blues & Soul, Vol. 6: 1978-1979 2001
Various Artists
Connoisseur 4:10
Mega Disco Funk 2001
Various Artists
Wagram Records 3:04
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
Disco Nights [MCA Special Products] 2001 Crimson Productions 0:00
Solid Gold Funk 2002
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:59
Turn the Beat Around 2002
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 3:18
Monster Disco 2002
Various Artists
Razor & Tie 2:57
Disco Fever, Vol. 1-2 [SPG] 2002
Various Artists
SPG 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 Box Set 2002
Original Soundtrack
Sony Music Distribution 6:31
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Vol. 6: Fever 105 2002
Original Soundtrack
Sony Music Distribution 6:31
Platinum & Gold Collection 2003 BMG Heritage / RCA 6:36
No Image 2003
Various Artists
Ex Works
Real 70's R&B [Disc 3] 2003
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 2:56
No Image 2004
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 3:19
Real '70s: R&B 2004
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 2:56
No Image 2004
Various Artists
BMG Special Products 2:58
Disco Floorfillers 2005
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 2:54
If You Want My Lovin' 2006 BMG Special Products / Sony Music Distribution 2:58
Gold: Old School Jams 2007
Various Artists
Hip-O 6:34
Essential Disco Fever 2008
Various Artists
Sony BMG 3:15
Now! That's What I Call Disco 2013
Various Artists
Now! 3:17
100 Hits: The Best Disco Album 2018
Various Artists
100 Hits 2:58
Old School Gold Box Set
Various Artists
Thump Records 6:32
No Image
Various Artists
Allegro
The Classic 70s Collection [Sony]
Various Artists
Sony Music 2:58