You might know the biggest part of the El DeBarge story: as part of a musical family that gave way to Motown acts Switch and DeBarge, El became a darling of the R&B and pop charts in the '80s, before issuing the hit solo single "Who's Johnny" in 1986. After the '80s, the members of DeBarge struggled with personal problems and went their separate ways.
This week on My Classic Soul podcast, Soulmusic.com founder and host David Nathan sits down with music industry veteran Michael Lewis to discuss how the multi-talented George Benson achieved a new level of success with 'Give Me The Night.'
This week on My Classic Soul podcast, Soulmusic.com founder and host David Nathan chats with A&R specialist Darone Bowers to discuss the rise of the Retro and Neo-Soul music movement in the late 80s, through the mid 90s. Their lovely conversation centers around the emergence of key artists, such as D'Angelo, Brian McKnight, Angie Stone, Lalah Hathaway and the influence of her father, the legendary Donny Hathaway as well as the late Betty Wright. Tune into the full podcast below.