El DeBarge – Love Me In A Special Way
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There are several songs that will make me “sing” at the top of my lungs; “His Eye is on the Sparrow” (me and my grandma’s favorite church song), “There’ll Never Be” by Switch, “Love Me In A Special Way” and “I Like It” from El DeBarge. There are others but I will spare you the details.
I can kinda carry a tune… kinda… but I am not a singer by any means. If you saw my face during the B.E.T. Awards, when that light-skin and wavy-haired gentleman appeared out of nowhere on stage, you would have seen the glowy-eyed-kid-in-the-candy-store-look that I had when I was sporting bangs and some big ass Laura Biagiotti glasses. (forgive the run-on… I was winded just writing it.) I was uber geeked to learn that El DeBarge was making a “come back”. Oh how I love this man’s music. I guess you could call me a fan.
His story is encouraging. After a battle back from drugs and a prison sentence, El is ready for a Second Chance with his first album in 16 years! He still has the pipes and his energy is infectious. I was cheesing throughout his B.E.T. performance. (I still think that El, the Michael Jackson and Prince Tributes were THEE best of the entire award show. I mean for God’s sake rappers were lip-syncing, really?) It is great to see El’s verve for life and his hunger for music. The title track (“Second Chance”) reclaims his spirit and throws his hat back into the ring of the music industry.
“A reemerging of my career… taking it from where I left off”
The new album will be out in September 2010.
I just have a warm fuzzy feeling right now. I love you El! ** teary-eyed-teenage-look**
Take a look at this video with El discussing his “first love”.
Then sing out loud to “Love Me in a Special Way”!