Al B. Sure!
|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban|
|Tags:||rnb soul new jack swing 80s male vocalists love songs|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Al Brown, 1969, New York City, New York, USA. Briefly one of the most popular voices of the New Jack Swing movement of the late 80s, Sure! represented more traditional soul values than other swingbeat singers such as Bobby Brown, concentrating on his smooth vocal stylings rather than the backing beats. Remarkably unambitious during his early years, Sure! amused himself by writing old-style soul songs with his cousin Kyle West before being persuaded to enter a national songwriting contest in 1988. Winning on a deciding vote from Quincy Jones, Sure! signed to Warner Brothers and released his debut set, In Effect Mode, featuring the hit singles Nite And Day and Off On Your Own. Production work for other artists followed before Sure! joined El DeBarge, James Ingram and Barry White on Quincy Jones 1990 single The Secret Garden. His second album concentrated on ballad work, including a duet with Diana Ross on...