Signature [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Joe's second joint venture with longtime colleague Kedar Massenburg's Fontana-distributed label, Signature is a self-produced set. In that, it is a change of pace, following the Bryan-Michael Cox-produced Joe Thomas, New Man, not to mention Joe's earlier sets, which tended to feature several collaborators. Yet, it's the lecherous lyrics, more latter-day R. Kelly than Marvin Gaye whose "Come Get to This," actually covered here, makes for one of the album's most lyrically refined moments, that distinguish Signature from the rest of Joe's catalog. When allowed to fade into the background, the album might not sound dramatically different from Joe's past few albums, but it's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Joe's second joint venture with longtime colleague Kedar Massenburg's Fontana-distributed label, Signature is a self-produced set. In that, it is a change of pace, following the Bryan-Michael Cox-produced Joe Thomas, New Man, not to mention Joe's earlier sets, which tended to feature several collaborators. Yet, it's the lecherous lyrics, more latter-day R. Kelly than Marvin Gaye whose "Come Get to This," actually covered here, makes for one of the album's most lyrically refined moments, that distinguish Signature from the rest of Joe's catalog. When allowed to fade into the background, the album might not sound dramatically different from Joe's past few albums, but it's hard to miss lines like "I give you anything/Plus pipe I lay" and "Her body's screamin' 'Tear it up'/And them knocks like buttercups…shoot," which tend not to match up with such polite arrangements -- even when considering that Joe wasn't necessarily a perfect gentleman prior to this.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/2009
  • Label: Massenburg Media
  • UPC: 891113002056
  • Catalog Number: 00005
  • Sales rank: 36,635

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Majic (3:50)
  2. 2 Sex Girl (3:26)
  3. 3 Very Special Friend (4:43)
  4. 4 Friends Don't Let Friends (5:26)
  5. 5 Worst Case Scenario (5:01)
  6. 6 Wanna Be Your Lover (4:27)
  7. 7 Miss My Baby (3:42)
  8. 8 Come Get to This (2:53)
  9. 9 Metaphor (5:01)
  10. 10 Love's Greatest Episode (5:21)
  11. 11 Sensitive Lover (4:09)
  12. 12 Change - Lylit (4:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Primary Artist
Randy Brecker Trumpet
David Conley Flute
Victor Jones Percussion
Joshua Thompson Guitar
Papo Vasquez Horn
Jay Rodriguez Flute, Horn
Bobby Douglas fender rhodes
John Di Martino Keyboards
Richard Boulger Trumpet
B. Brown Horn
David Gotay Strings
Abe Fogel Drums
Jermaine Parrish Drums
Obed Calvaire Drums
Gregory Rivkin Horn
Mark Bowers Guitar
Ludmila Konstantinova Strings
V. Schulz Strings
S. Zhang Strings
R. Muhammad Horn
P. Payton Strings
O. Wells Strings
Nat Townesley Drums
M.S. Cellos Strings
M. Knights Horn
M. Jean Horn
Lawrence Felman Alto Saxophone
Ferrer White Tenor Saxophone
E. Venegas Strings
Atta Brecker Tenor Saxophone
A. Soares Strings
A. Horne Strings
A. Dixon Strings
Nyke Van Wyk Strings
J. Sanders Horn
Dylan Jones Guitar
Mike Gallagher Keyboards
F. White Horn
T. Whittington Strings
Technical Credits
Marvin Gaye Composer
Joe Arranger, Audio Production
Jolyon Skinner Composer
Joshua Thompson Composer, Audio Production
John Di Martino Arranger
Tonyatta Martinez Composer
Zzaje Arranger
Lylit Arranger, Composer, Audio Production
Harald Morth drum programming
Bob Stern Arranger
Alex Mack Composer
Joe Thomas Composer, Programming, Audio Production
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Definitely not his best

    I liked a few songs; but, it's not worth the purchase. I was disappointed.

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    Posted September 19, 2009

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