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Evelyn Champagne King and DJ George


Conga Club (map) Northeast
Fri., April 19, 9:30 p.m. 2013 21+


Evelyn "Champagne" King had a long string of R&B hits from the disco era up through the '80s, including the great "Shame" and "I Don't Know If It's Right." But the greatest jewel in King's bubbly crown is 1982's classic jam "Love Come Down," an almost godlike boogie-funk tune with a wistfully romantic synth line, a perfectly taut beat, and thick bass for miles. King's what drives it all home, in a silky, soulful vocal that's practically playful. It's one of the most irresistible songs of 1982, and yes, that was the year Thriller came out. With boogie, post-disco, new jack swing, and the Minneapolis sound all coming back into vogue—and a new breed of synth-laden R&B revivalists like Shy Girls at the forefront of Portland music—perhaps Evelyn King's vast catalog is ripe for rediscovery. At the very least, I know where the dance party's happening tonight. NED LANNAMANN

Conga Club

4923 NE MLK, Portland, Oregon 97211

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  • Fri., April 19, 9:30 p.m. 2013
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