Monday, January 10, 2011

Musical Monday

El DeBarge has been given a second chance despite battling drug addiction for so many years. What a blessing ! I am happy for his opportunity. I am really feeling his new CD. You can play it from beginning to end. I love the vibe.  The first single "Second Chance" got every one's attention with it's introspective lyrics. I am really  feeling his new single with Faith Evans, "Lay With You" so simple, but makes you feel good.

I actually am a much bigger fan of his brother Chico, who sings tenor. He had a couple of CD's several years ago that were very good. He too has battled drugs in his life but has also remained remarkably talented, despite abusing his body. He released a CD back in 2009 titled "Addiction" that has been VERY slept on in my opinion. I have been playing it for a while now but it is not on the radar at all.   I mean I have not seen much promotion at all & it seems they only released one single, "Oh No" when I can assure you, there are some slamming cuts on there.  With all the focus on his brother's comeback, it brought him to mind.  I had to hunt and hunt for the link below & was surprised I couldn't even find a video for the single.  My fear is that he may be continuing to battle his addiction,  and that may be why he just disappeared after releasing this gem of a CD & there has been no promotion. I really hope that is not the case.

I hate to see addiction rob people of their dreams and will continue to hope for their continued recovery.
I think good music makes the world go around. Hope you enjoy the videos.

What music/artists are you listening too ?

Thoughts ? Comments ? Questions ?

Beautifully Complex 


Thoughtsofsoutherngal said...

I love that song by Faith and El. I got El's cd because I wanted to support him. He has made a remarkable comeback and I'm pulling for him.

I love me some Chico. My favorite cd by him is "Long Time No See". He released that one when he got out of prison. I still play that cd like it came out yesterday. Him and Joe (the R&B singer) were doing concert dates last year. I saw them the on Monique show too.

Beautifully Complex said...

I love me some Joe! His last CD was slept on too. That sounds like a nice duo to tour together. In fact, on Chico's "Addiction" CD there is a duet with both of them called "Tell Your Man" that sounds like a typical Joe song(ifyourmandonttreaturiteimmacomescoopuup)

Tarsha R said...

I loved Chico's first disk...Iggin Me was my jam! Oh and that joint he had with Joe...LOVE good music! I have been actually listening to Old School lately...O'Jays, Commodores, etc. Gonna check out some of Chico's other cds now! Thanks for the heads up!!

Beautifully Complex said...

There is nothing like Old School Music. I never get tired of it.