After Hours

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Two records and out. Rahsaan Patterson and MCA split, the latter likely less than pleased about the lack of popular success attained by the former, even though both releases scraped the Top 50 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Patterson dusted himself off, signed with a small U.K. independent called Dome, and went about recording a third record, which proves to be his finest yet. It's no small surprise that the lack of lofty expectations, sales-wise, hovering over his shoulder has fostered his loosest and most assured work. A few spins of After Hours makes it plain that we're finally hearing the real Rahsaan Patterson. Granted, both the self-titled debut and Love in...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Two records and out. Rahsaan Patterson and MCA split, the latter likely less than pleased about the lack of popular success attained by the former, even though both releases scraped the Top 50 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Patterson dusted himself off, signed with a small U.K. independent called Dome, and went about recording a third record, which proves to be his finest yet. It's no small surprise that the lack of lofty expectations, sales-wise, hovering over his shoulder has fostered his loosest and most assured work. A few spins of After Hours makes it plain that we're finally hearing the real Rahsaan Patterson. Granted, both the self-titled debut and Love in Stereo didn't come across as processed or put on in any sense when they came out; but this promise-fulfilling release puts it in a whole new perspective. After Hours benefits from a touch so easy and natural that it practically sounds like it was made by a new artist. Throughout, you can picture Patterson surrounded by a small group, cutting most of the material live in the studio. This is the proper route for him -- being aided by a handful of associates, including neo-soul Class of '04 poster boy Van Hunt, as opposed to dozens upon dozens of session musicians, producers, and engineers. Even the up-tempo party songs -- including "So Hot," a classy dancefloor-filler that updates the best of Kleeer, Slave, and Off the Wall-era Michael Jackson -- have little varnish applied, and are a lot more suited for backyard gatherings than the clothing boutique in the mall. Thankfully, Patterson was able to mobilize a U.S. release for the record, which adds a couple extra cuts to the running order of the original U.K. version. Good on him for that, because the record is one of the most satisfying R&B releases of 2004.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2004
  • Label: Artistry Music
  • UPC: 181475700128
  • Catalog Number: 757001
  • Sales rank: 185,283

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rahsaan Patterson Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Trina Broussard Vocals, Background Vocals
Kenneth Crouch Organ, Piano
Charles Fearing Guitar
Michael Fisher Percussion
Steve "Silk" Hurley Keyboards
Jamey Jaz Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Tony Maiden Guitar
Tim Pierce Guitar
Eric Smith Bass
John Jubu Smith Bass, Guitar
Randy Waldman Conductor
Kevin Wyatt Bass
Lua Crofts Background Vocals
Mikelyn Roderick Background Vocals
Mike City Multi Instruments
Derek "D 'Loc" Walker Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, keyboard bass
Van Hunt Background Vocals
Sherrie Ford Background Vocals
David Foreman Bass, Guitar
Technical Credits
Kevin Freeman Engineer
Steve "Silk" Hurley Arranger, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Jamey Jaz Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Booker T. Jones Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Randy Waldman Orchestration, String Arrangements, Woodwind Arrangement
Sprague Williams Engineer
Anthony Jeffries Engineer
Rahsaan Patterson Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Art Direction, Vocal Producer
Chris James Engineer
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
Tim Stedman Art Direction
Mikelyn Roderick Composer
Denny Stilwell Executive Producer
Mike City Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Derek "D 'Loc" Walker Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Van Hunt Arranger, Producer, Instrumentation
Jay Boberg Executive Producer
John "BJ John" Smith Arranger, Producer
Kevin Guarnieri Engineer
Ryan West Engineer
Darrin Chandler Executive Producer
Tim Dudfield Engineer
Davel "Bo" McKenzie Composer
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