DeBarge was an American musical recording group composed of several members of the DeBarge family…..which was a family of musical talent often compared to the Jackson family. In addition to various solo projects completed by members of the family, DeBarge was active between 1980 and 1989. The group originally consisted of Mark, Randy, and El. Bunny, James, and Bobby joined later.
DeBarge released six studio albums….of which four of them were with Motown’s Gordy Records….which included The DeBarges in 1981….All This Love in 1982….In a Special Way in 1983….and Rhythm of the Night in 1985…..as the latter became the group’s best-selling album and garnered the single “Rhythm of the Night”….which hit # 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their highest charting single in the United States. DeBarge entered its decline in 1986….when Bunny and El were offered solo deals with Motown and departed the group….after which DeBarge was dropped from Motown soon afterward. The remaining members signed with Stripe Horse Records, an independent label, in 1987….which released their final studio album, Bad Boys. The group continued to perform for two more years….with Chico DeBarge joining the group in 1988.
The female group appearing in this video herewith was billed as High Anxiety…..who seemingly did not make any waves in the music industry…..cuz we couldn’t find anything in print about who the group was and what they accomplished….but regardless….so, it seems like we’ve got some pretty rare footage of this Motown female group.