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Eldra Patrick DeBarge (born June 4, 1961 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American R&B and soul falsetto singer, the focal point and lead singer of the DeBarge family group throughout the early 1980s. June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Nickname: Location of Grand Rapids within Kent County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Kent Founded 1826 Incorporation (city) 1850 Government  - Mayor George Heartwell Area  - City  45. ... Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Falsetto (IPA: Italian , General American , RP ) is a singing technique that produces sounds that are pitched higher than the singers normal range. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... DeBarge was an American R&B and soul music group. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ...


He is currently married to Monique DeBarge but the two are seperated.

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Career

After founding the group in 1978, the family was discovered by Jermaine Jackson, who signed them and El's brothers' group, Switch, to Motown. While Switch went on to some success during the late 1970s, it took DeBarge three years before their debut album, The DeBarges was released. El took more of a lead role vocally, and also as a songwriter and record producer with the release of DeBarge's breakthrough LP, All This Love, which featured the hit title track and "I Like It." For the NBA player also named Jermaine Jackson, see Jermaine Jackson (basketball) Jermaine LaJaune Jackson, now Muhammad Abdul Aziz (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-winning singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City), where it achieved widespread international success. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... A debut album is the first released music album by an artist or a band. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... It has been suggested that Childrens gramophone records be merged into this article or section. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ...


On 1983's In a Special Way album, El wrote and sang most of the songs, including hits like the title track and "Time Will Reveal."


After the commercial pop success of their 1985 album, Rhythm of the Night, El left the group in 1986 to begin a solo career. He has had modest hits including his collaboration with Quincy Jones on the 1990 Quiet Storm R&B classic, "Secret Garden," and his cover version of the 1976 Marvin Gaye ballad, "After the Dance," which he recorded with jazz group, Fourplay in 1992. }} For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... In music, solo means to play or sing alone. ... Quincy Delight Jones Jr. ... Quiet storm is a late-night radio format, featuring soulful slow jams, pioneered in the mid 1970s by then station intern Melvin Lindsey at Howard University Radio, WHUR-FM, in Washington, D.C. Smokey Robinsons like-titled hit single, released in 1975 as the title track to his third... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... Sound recorder redirects here. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... Fourplay is also an Australian Electric String Quartet. ...


El DeBarge has since withdrawn from public view following the 1995 death of his brother Bobby from an AIDS-related illness, although he has worked with artists such as DJ Quik and Warren G since then. Robert Louis DeBarge (Bobby) was the lead singer of the 1970s Motown R&B group Switch (which also included brother Thomas) who recorded the hits Therell Never Be, I Call Your Name, I Want To Be Closer, Love Over and Over, and My Friend in the Sky. ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music Musicians can be classified by their role in creating or performing music: A singer (or vocalist) uses his or her voice as an instrument. ... DJ Quik (born David Martin Blake on January 18, 1970) is a West Coast rapper and record producer from Compton, California. ... Warren Griffin III (born November 10, 1970 in Long Beach, California) more commonly known as Warren G, is an American West Coast rapper and hip hop producer. ...


Trivia

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Solo albums

(1986) El DeBarge
(1989) Gemini
(1992) In The Storm
(1994) Heart, Mind and Soul
(2003) Ultimate Collection


Songs

El DeBarge: 1. "Who's Johnny" 2. "Secrets Of The Night" 3. "I Wanna Hear It From My Heart" 4. "Someone" 5. "When Love Has Gone Away" 6. "Private Line" 7. "Love Always" 8. "Lost Without Her Love" 9. "Thrill Of The Chase" 10. "Don't Say It's Over"


Gemini: 1. "Real Love" 2. "Cross My Heart" 3. "Somebody Loves You" 4. "Broken Dreams" 5. "Broken Dreams (reprise)" 6. "Turn The Page" 7. "After You" 8. "Love Life" 9. "Broken Dreams (Think About It)" 10. "Make You Mine"


In The Storm: 1. "Elmo Funk (prelude)" 2. "Fast Lane" 3. "After The Dance" 4. "My Heart Belongs To You" 5. "Cry (interlude)" 6. "Love Me Tonight" 7. "Sincerely Yours(interlude)" 8. "You Know What I Like" 9. "Tip O My Tongue" 10. "Soul Searchin' (prelude)" 11. "In The Storm" 12. "And Then I Wrote(interlude)" 13. "Thick" 14. "Another Chance" 15. "Leggs" 16. "Elmo Funk (interlude)" 17. "You Turn Me On" 18. "Prelude To Midnight" 19. "Special"


Heart, Mind and Soul: 1. "Where You Are" 2. "Can't Get Enough" 3. "Where Is My Love" 4. "You Got The Love I Want" 5. "Its Got To Be Real" 6. "Slide" 7. "I'll Be There" 8. "Special Lady" 9. "Starlight, Moonlight, Candlelight" 10. "You Are My Dream" 11. "Heart, Mind and Soul"


Ultimate Collection 1. "All This Love" 2. "Love Me In A Special Way" 3. "Stay With Me" 4. "Who's Johny" 5. "Love Always" 6. "Lost Without Her Love" 7. "Somebody Loves You" 8. "Broken Dreams" 9. "Turn The Page" 10. "You know What I like" 11. "Side" 12. "Heart, Mind + Soul" 13. "I'm Yours" 14. "After The Dance" 15. "Dindi" 16. "Reach Out For Me"


See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
DeBarge Page (394 words)
Initially known as the DeBarges, the group's career was launched via the album 'The DeBarges' in March 1981.
DeBarge employed songwriter Diane Warren along with producers David Foster, Richard Perry, Giorgio Moroder, Paulinho Da Costa, Jeff Lorber, Jesse Johnson and Glen Ballard for the project.
Bobby DeBarge died on the 16th of August 1995, from the AIDS virus.
Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Heart, Mind & Soul - El DeBarge at Epinions.com (1153 words)
El took off in '86, and seemed confused as to which way to turn as a solo artist.
El's vocals are a playful thrill on "Can't Get Enough" as he marvels at "all the freaky things" he and his woman did in bed.
El's name should be right up there with the Alexander O'Neals and Johnny Gills and Tevin Campbells as one of the greatest male soul singers to come around post-1980.
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