A’LISA B – MEMORIES OF LOVE
Written by: Willie May Baker and Carlos E. Rosario
Produced by: Charlie Babie of 20 Fingers/ Tune Adiks
Remix by: Willie Valentin for Valentin productions
Published by: WM Baker Music (ascap), Gonna getcha music (ascap), Its Nene’s music (ascap), artistik recordings music (ascap)
1. Radio Edit
3. NZuri Love A-pella
4. Artistik Radio Remix
5. Artistik Extended Remix
A’Lisa B. (Born June 18) is an American singer-songwriter. Known for being the former lead vocalist of the group Max-A-Million, she has continued to work behind the scenes writing for several other artists, including De La Mor (Latin Lover), Rochelle (Praying for an Angel and Holding On To Love), Isaac (In My Heart), Julio from the freestyle group L.A.W. (Angelina), Raul Soto (Forbidden Love and I Don’t Know), Charlie ‘Babie’ Rosario (Tell Me and Legendary), and TKA (Slipping Through My Hands).
Drawn to music from an early age, she began her career as a songwriter and backup vocalist with Jerry Soto at Soto Sound Studios in Chicago. Her first single as a featured solo artist was a techno house track called ‘Don’t You Wanna Dance’ produced and co-written by A’Lisa, Soto and DJ Jonathan ‘Scrappy’ Gilbert for Atlantic records (1989). She was later signed to Frank Rodrigo’s SOS/BMG Records (1994) as an in-house writer and solo artist. Her first single with SOS entitled ‘I’m In Love’ became a huge hit in Canada, France, and Italy. However, just before she was about to begin her European tour in support of her single, she was given the opportunity to help form the group Max-A-Million, and as they say, the rest is history. Produced by the world-renowned production team 20 Fingers (Charlie ‘Babie’ Rosario, Manny Mohr and J.J. Flores) the group Max-A-Million went on to release the CD ‘Take Your Time’ (1995).
On the strength of the first single ‘Fat Boy’, the ‘Take Your Time’ CD would go on to spawn 3 more hit singles (Take Your Time, Sexual Healing, Everybody’s Groovin’) and a world tour of North and South America, Europe, Guam, and Asia. Max-A-Million headlined and performed with many other top recording artists including TKA/K7, Aaliyah, The Backstreet Boy’s, Monica, Brandy, Coolio, Queen Latifa, Mary J. Blige, and Deborah Cox. Max-A-Million received several gold and platinum plaques and were honored with two top awards at the 16th Annual Chicago Music Awards for ‘Pop Recording Artist/Group of the Year’ and ‘Best Reggae Album/CD of the Year.
They also received several nominations at the 16th Annual Reggae and World Music Awards including ‘Best Crossover Song’ for ‘Sexual Healing’, and ‘Best Music Video’ for ‘Take Your Time’, another platinum hit. After Max-A-Million disbanded in 1998, A’Lisa continued to write for other artists and has worked with many producers including Grammy winner Maurice Joshua (Nsync, Destiny’s Child), Earl Robinson (R. Kelly, Public Announcement) and Todd Terry (Masters at Work, Martha Wash).
She also became the voice of Chicago radio in the 2000’s, recording several commercial/jingle voice-overs and radio bumpers for B96, WGCI, and V103. With new songs written for other acts including La Bouche on the way, and a new solo project set to be released in 2020, A’Lisa B. is ready to step out of the background and back into the spotlight, where she was always destined to be.