All This Love

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The second album from the Grand Rapids, Michigan natives DeBarge featured three singles, the first of which ("Stop! Don't Tease Me") showcases El on lead; the song peaked at Number 46 after a short eight weeks. The follow-up was "I Like It," a very danceable yet laid-back number in which Randy carries the initial verse, and El brings up the rear. With impeccable penmanship and arrangement, it clocked in at Number Two on the R&B charts, and became the group's first pop Top 40 entry. The follow-up single was the title track, "All This Love." Solely led by El's convincing tenor, this composition, in its traditional arrangement, sails along like the winds of a cool summer night. The longevity of this number can be heard in every note, including a melodious acoustic guitar solo. The remaining songs fall closely behind the aforementioned numbers.

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