Mark Debarge

Mark Debarge

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mark "Marty" DeBarge (born June 19, 1959) is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter, trumpeter and flugelhorn player best known for his work as member of 1980s Motown singing family group DeBarge. He is best known for co-penning the group's popular album track, "Stay With Me," later covered by the likes of The Notorious B.I.G., Ashanti and Mariah Carey. Born in Detroit, Michigan and growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan as the fifth of ten and the fourth of eight brothers to Robert DeBarge, Sr. and Etterlene "Mama D" DeBarge, he sang gospel with his family in the church choir and learned how to play saxophone and trumpet from music educator Ricky Callier. DeBarge and his brothers and sister was inspired by soul singers such as Marvin Gaye and brother Bobby DeBarge, who was riding high as lead singer and pianist for the group, Switch, in the late 1970s. In 1979, Motown signed DeBarge and his brothers, Randy and El and sister Bunny, as the DeBarges and trained them for two years before the group released The DeBarges in 1981.
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136667460
  • 9786136667461