Chico DeBarge

Kiss Serious

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Following his 1986 self-titled debut album, which included the Top 10 R&B/Top 21 pop hit "Talk to Me," Chico DeBarge's Kiss Serious was a worthy follow-up. With most tracks produced by one-time Prince & the Revolution bassist Brownmark, it's steeped in an '80s-era Minneapolis sound. The funk is poppin' on "I've Been Watching You," "Will You Be Mine," "Don't Move So Fast," and the title track second single. The gentle steppers cut "Rainy Nights," produced by Skip Drinkwater and Laythan Armor, received massive radio play as an album track before becoming a Top 18 R&B single in late 1987.

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