Al B. Sure

Real Name:
Albert Joseph Brown III
Profile:
R&B singer/songwriter/producer Al B. Sure! was born on June 4th, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts but grew up in Leonia, New Jersey and Mt. Vernon, New York. Between 1988 and 2009 he released four albums produced mostly by Kyle West. In 1988 he teamed up with the rapper Slick Rick for his single "If I'm Not Your Lover", included in his debut album In Effect Mode that went on to sell more than two million copies. In the same album, were included his crossover quiet storm mega hit Nite And Day / Off On Your Own (Girl) his biggest ever hit (#7 in the U.S. pop charts and #1 in the U.S. R&B charts, nominated for Grammy for Best Vocal R&B Male Performance) and his cover of Killing Me Softly (which Lori Lieberman first recorded in 1971 but Roberta Flack made it an all time classic in 1973.) In 1989 Quincy Jones chose him to sing along with Barry White, El DeBarge and James Ingram on the smooth soul suite "The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)" that was included in his double platinum album "Back On The Block". In 1990 he teamed up with Diana Ross for his single "No Matter What You Do" that was included in his second album "Private Times...And The Whole 9!", in which he also covered the classic Eagles' 1976 hit "Hotel California". As songwriter and producer, Al B. Sure! introduced Jodeci, Tevin Campbell, Faith Evans, Dave Hollister, Case and Usher. In 1993 he was featured in David Bowie's "Black Tie White Noise" single, included in his same-titled album. In 1994 he covered "I'm Still In Love With You" (a glorious hit for Al Green in 1972) for the soundtrack of "Above The Rim". He has, as well, contributed backing vocals in recordings of Heavy D. & The Boyz, Starpoint, Jeremy Jordan and Chubb Rock, among others.
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Albums

883-6 Various Nite And Day (as Al B. Sure) Various - American Top 40 With Casey Kasem (For Week Ending 8/6/88)(4xLP, Transcription) Watermark 883-6 US 1988 Sell This Version
none Al B. Sure! - Slow -N- Easy album art Doggtime* Ooh This Love Is So Inst. (as Al B. Sure) Doggtime* - Slow -N- Easy(CD, Mixtape, Promo) 4da Twinz Muzik none US 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ZAG-116-EP Various Die For You (as Al B. Sure) Various - Good Groove Vol-14(12") Zig Zag ZAG-116-EP Germany 1992 Sell This Version

Compilations

253315-1 Al B. Sure! - Black Soul Collection album art Various Nite And Day (as Al B. Sure) Various - Black Soul Collection(LP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 253315-1 New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
670.4204 Al B. Sure! - Band Dance album art Various Nite & Day (as Al B. Sure) Various - Band Dance(LP, Comp) WEA 670.4204 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
01 5460 61 Al B. Sure! - Rhythm Of Life - Dance To The Beat Of Your Heart album art Various Nite And Day Various - Rhythm Of Life - Dance To The Beat Of Your Heart(CD, Comp) Arcade 01 5460 61 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
CP-CD-6, DIDX 010388 Al B. Sure! - Mixx-It CD6 - Greatest Remixes album art Various Off On Your Own Girl (as Al B. Sure) Various - Mixx-It CD6 - Greatest Remixes(CD, Comp, Promo) Mixx-it, Mixx-it CP-CD-6, DIDX 010388 US 1991 Sell This Version
473 868 2 Al B. Sure! - He The Album "The Best Of The Singers" album art Various The Secret Garden (as Al B. Sure) Various - He The Album "The Best Of The Singers"(2xCD, Comp) Magnum 473 868 2 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
none Al B. Sure! - Nobody Does It Better album art Doggtime* Nite And Day (as Al B. Sure) Doggtime* - Nobody Does It Better(Cass, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Doggtime Productions none US 1998 Sell This Version
TH4200-2, OPCD-1807 Al B. Sure! - Old School Jams album art Various Off On Your Own (Girl) (as Al B. Sure) Various - Old School Jams(CD, Album, Comp) Thump Records, Warner Special Products TH4200-2, OPCD-1807 US 1998 Sell This Version
72435-25372-2-8 Al B. Sure! - The Very Best Of Al Green album art Al Green As Long As We're Together (7 and 1 more… Al Green - The Very Best Of Al Green(CD, Comp) EMI Music Canada, Hi Records 72435-25372-2-8 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
Al B. Sure! - After Dark album art Various Nite And Day (as Al B. Sure) Various - After Dark (Comp) Time Life Europe 2002 Sell This Version
SMM 5061062 Al B. Sure! - Kind Of New Jack Swing album art Various If I'm Not Your Lover (as Al B. Sure) Various - Kind Of New Jack Swing(CD, Comp) Sony Music Media SMM 5061062 France 2002 Sell This Version
Al B. Sure! - Revolutions In Sound: Warner Bros. Records The First Fifty Years album art Various Nite And Day (as Al B. Sure) Various - Revolutions In Sound: Warner Bros. Records The First Fifty Years (Comp) Warner Bros. Records US 2008 Sell This Version

Mixes

none Al B. Sure! - Dirty-Luv - Brand Latex Blends album art Dirty Harry (3) Ooh This Love (as Al B. Sure) Dirty Harry (3) - Dirty-Luv - Brand Latex Blends(CDr, Comp, Mixed, Promo, RM) Not On Label none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Al B. Sure! - 200% Recycled Material album art DJ Unexpected // DJ Impact (3) // DJ 151 Ooh This Love (DJ 151 Remix) (as Al B. Sure) DJ Unexpected // DJ Impact (3) // DJ 151 - 200% Recycled Material(CDr, Comp, Mixed, Mixtape) Not On Label none US 2009 Sell This Version
none Al B. Sure! - 200% Recycled Material album art DJ Unexpected // DJ Impact (3) // DJ 151 Ooh This Love (DJ 151 Remix) (as Al B. Sure) DJ Unexpected // DJ Impact (3) // DJ 151 - 200% Recycled Material(CD, Comp, Mixed) Not On Label none US 2009 Sell This Version
GhostlyCast #33 Al B. Sure! - Hot Helmet Touch album art Mux Mool Night And Day (Onra Edit) (as Al B. Sure) Mux Mool - Hot Helmet Touch(File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, 320) Ghostly International GhostlyCast #33 US 2010
none Al B. Sure! - Old School #7 album art DJ Infiniti (2) Rescue Me (as Al B. Sure) DJ Infiniti (2) - Old School #7(CDr, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

D-10 Various Off On Your Own (as Al B. Sure) Various - Dance - October '88(VHS, Comp, Promo) Lawrence Enterprises D-10 US 1988 Sell This Version