Friday, February 6, 2015

"Love Come Down" by Evelyn King

Song#:  1159
Date:  08/28/1982
Debut:  85
Peak:  17
Weeks:  16
Genre:  R&B, Dance

Pop Bits:  King's 1981 album "I'm in Love" was a gold seller thanks to the #1 R&B title track (#40 pop). Her next album would do even better and would prove to be her peak moment. The LP "Get Loose" got off to a great start with this single that reached #1 on the R&B and Dance charts. It would also be her second biggest pop hit by making it into the Top 20. The hit sent her album to #1 at R&B (her only one to do so) and #27 pop. It would eventually sell double platinum.

ReduxReview:  Although King never made it into the diva category, she certainly made her share of tasty dance tunes. Kashif's MIDI-driven minimal sound (see below) influenced other artists and was a good fit for King. The track is a terrific example of early 80s dance music.

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  This song was written and produced by Kashif. Primarily a musician who played with B.T. Express and Stephanie Mills, Kashif moved over to the production side of music and crafted his signature sound that became well-known thanks to this single. Kashif would later sign with Arista as a solo artist and grab five R&B Top 10's in the 80s. His only pop entry came in 1987 when his duet with Dionne Warwick, "Reservations for Two," reached #62.


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