Smooth Talk - Evelyn "Champagne" King

Smooth Talk

Smooth Talk was Evelyn's 1977 debut RCA album. The album features the huge R&B and Disco hits Shame and I Don't Know If It's Right.

Smooth Talk made #8 R&B and #14 Pop as well as achieving gold certification and spending a year on the album charts. The 12" Disco mixes and 7" radio versions of Shame and I Don't Know If It's Right are included as bonus tracks. BBR introduce the first ever expanded re-master of this album on CD.

Liner notes include detailed interviews with Evelyn and producer T. Life. This long sought-after CD re-master is a must for all Soul, Disco and Funk fans.

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Code: CDBBR0015
Weight: 200
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Smooth Talk / I Don’t Know If It's right / Til I Come Off The Road / Dancin , Dancin , Dancin / Shame / Nobody Knows / We’re Going To A Party / The Show Is Over


BONUS TRACKS- Shame (12 Disco Mix) / I Don’t Know If It's right (12 Disco Mix) / Shame (Single Version) / I Don’t Know If It’s Right (Single Version)

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BBR is delighted to bring you this newly re-mastered and fully expanded edition of T-CONNECTION.

 

 

 

 

Complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus content this BBR re-master is a must have for all Funk, Soul, Disco and R&B fans out there!

Available 26/08/2013

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