1983 Evelyn “Champagne” King – Face To Face

Face To Face is the sixth album released by R&B singer Evelyn “Champagne” King on RCA Records in 1983. It was produced by André Cymone, Leon Sylvers III, Foster Sylvers, and Joey Gallo.

Straying from the post-disco sound prominent in her most commercially successful releases I’m in Love and Get Loose she embarked on a “punk funk” sound, moving towards the musical territory of Prince and the alike. In charge of the album production and musical direction was Leon Sylvers III, SOLAR Records producer known for his work for Shalamar and The Whispers, and Andre Cymone, a former bass player for Prince, replacing Kashif and Paul Lawrence Jones III.

Tracks

Action (Dana Meyers; Leon Sylvers) 05:44
2  Face To Face (Andre Cymone) 04:50
3  Shake Down (Foster Sylvers; Pamela Phillips Oland; Rickey Smith) 06:13
4  Tell Me Something Good (Pamela Phillips Oland; Terry Murphy; Wilmer Raglin) 05:02
5  Don’t It Feel Good (Andre Cymone) 04:02
6  Makin’ Me So Proud (Pamela Phillips Oland; Terry Murphy) 04:10
7  Givin’ You My Love (What Cha Gonna Do With It) (D’Marie Warren; Roberta Stiger; Tina Scott; William Bryant) 04:26
8  Teenager (Andre Cymone) 03:34
9  Let’s Get Crazy (Andre Cymone) 03:57

Musicians

1 Action

BassFoster Sylvers
DrumsWardell Potts Jr
GuitarMarlo Henderson
KeyboardsJoey Gallo
KeyboardsLeon Sylvers
PercussionLeon Sylvers
PercussionJorge Bermudez
Background VocalsDana Meyers
VocalsEvelyn King


2 Face To Face

DrumsJohn Morgan
GuitarAndre Cymone
GuitarBobby Dean
KeyboardsCraig Thomas
Background VocalsSheila Rankin
Background VocalsGermain Brooks
Background VocalsDoris Ann Rhodes
VocalsEvelyn King


3 Shake Down

BassFoster Sylvers
BassRickey Smith
DrumsWardell Potts Jr
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarMicki Free
KeyboardsRickey Smith
PercussionTerrance Floyd
Background VocalsFoster Sylvers
VocalsEvelyn King


4 Tell Me Something Good

DrumsWardell Potts Jr
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarMicki Free
KeyboardsJoey Gallo
KeyboardsTerry Murphy
Background VocalsKaron Floyd
VocalsEvelyn King


5 Don’t It Feel Good

DrumsJohn Morgan
GuitarAndre Cymone
GuitarBobby Dean
KeyboardsCraig Thomas
Background VocalsSheila Rankin
Background VocalsGermain Brooks
Background VocalsDoris Ann Rhodes
VocalsEvelyn King


6 Makin’ Me So Proud

Bass (synthesizer)Joey Gallo
DrumsWardell Potts Jr
GuitarMarlo Henderson
KeyboardsTerry Murphy
KeyboardsJoey Gallo
VocalsEvelyn King


7 Givin’ You My Love (What Cha Gonna Do With It)

Bass (synthesizer)William Bryant
DrumsWardell Potts Jr
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarMicki Free
KeyboardsWilliam Bryant
PercussionTheodore Welch
Background VocalsKaron Floyd
VocalsEvelyn King


8 Teenager

DrumsJohn Morgan
GuitarAndre Cymone
GuitarBobby Dean
KeyboardsCraig Thomas
Background VocalsSheila Rankin
Background VocalsGermain Brooks
Background VocalsDoris Ann Rhodes
VocalsEvelyn King


9 Let’s Get Crazy

DrumsJohn Morgan
GuitarAndre Cymone
GuitarBobby Dean
KeyboardsCraig Thomas
Background VocalsSheila Rankin
Background VocalsGermain Brooks
Background VocalsDoris Ann Rhodes
VocalsEvelyn King

Liner Notes

Producer – Foster Sylvers, Joey Gallo, Leon Sylvers(Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7)
Producer – André Cymone (Tracks 2, 5, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Dana Meyers, Leon Sylvers
Engineer – Peter Martinsen (Tracks 2, 5, 8, 9)
Engineer (Mixing) – Jim Dougherty (Track 2)
Engineer (Mixing) – Les Cooper (Tracks 1, 4, 7)
Engineer (Mixing) – Jim Shifflett (Tracks 3, 7)
Engineer (Mixing Assistant) – Keg Johnson (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7)
Engineer (Recording) – Jim Perkins, Jim Shifflett, Kirk Ferraioli, Les Cooper, Michael Frenke (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7)
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Remix – David Todd, Nick Martinelli (Track 1)
Remix – Tony Humphries (Track 3)

Artwork By – J.J. Stelmach
Design – Colin Elliot
Photography – Larry Rocky Williams

Mastered At Capitol Studios
Recorded At American Artists Studios
Recorded At Sunter Sound
Recorded At The Sound Factory
Recorded At Devonshire Studios
Phonographic Copyright RCA Victor
Copyright RCA Victor