Get Loose

Get Loose

by Evelyn "Champagne" KingEvelyn "Champagne" King

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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Hot off the heels of her successful comeback album, I'm in Love, Evelyn "Champagne" King was in her commercial prime when Get Loose hit stores in 1982. One of the earliest R&B/funk female vocalists to use the music video medium (for 1981's "I'm in Love"), she was frequently on airwaves in the early '80s with songs found here like "Love Come Down" and "Betcha She Don't Love You." The romantic lyrics and celestial keyboard layerings against a steady funk beat on "Love Come Down" were expertly layed down by Kashif, who would become a prominent R&B producer and artist in his own right. His stamp is also on many of the album's other cuts, though Morrie Brown is the album's actual producer. "Betcha" is another unique number -- a down-paced dancefloor ditty with a rock-friendly chorus and vocal arrangement. Meanwhile the title track is a colorful up-tempo number that hearkens back slightly to 1977's "Shame." Equally appealing are the refined "Back to Love" and "I'm Just Warmin' Up," the album's soothing closer. King sounds fresh and stylish throughout, making Get Loose one of her strongest efforts. [Originally released in 1982, the album was released on an import-only CD in 1999.] ~ Justin M. Kantor

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/2010
Label: Big Break
UPC: 5013929030626
catalogNumber: 6

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Evelyn "Champagne" King   Primary Artist
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Steve Goldman   Percussion
Harry Lookofsky   Strings,Concert Master
Neil Jason   Bass
Andy Newmark   Drums
Ralph Schuckett   Synthesizer,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Jeff Sigman   Guitar

Technical Credits

Kashif   Composer
Steve Addabbo   Engineer
Larry Alexander   Engineer
Chuck Ange   Engineer
Morrie Brown   Producer
Steve Goldman   Engineer
Bill Scheniman   Engineer
Ralph Schuckett   String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Barbara Wyrick   rhythm arrangement
J.J. Stelmach   Art Direction
Paul Bevoir   Booklet Design
Paul Lawrence Jones   Composer
Bob Schwaid   Direction
Colin Elliot   Logo Design
Wayne A. Dickson   Reissue Producer,Interviewer
B. Wyrick   Composer
Michal Bednarek   Liner Notes

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