The Best of Donell Jones

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Each successive Donell Jones album has charted higher than the one that preceded it -- topping out at number 30, number six, number two, then number one, at least on the R&B/hip-hop albums chart -- and yet, the singer still seemed like something of a cult artist as late as 2007, releasing the occasional single that most R&B radio listeners know, while never really becoming a full-blown star. In fact, his first single, 1999's cool and breezy "U Know What's Up" -- written by a cast that included a pre-notoriety Anthony Hamilton and the undervalued Balewa Muhammad -- is the only one that cracked the Top Ten of Billboard's mainstream singles chart. That the equally ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Each successive Donell Jones album has charted higher than the one that preceded it -- topping out at number 30, number six, number two, then number one, at least on the R&B/hip-hop albums chart -- and yet, the singer still seemed like something of a cult artist as late as 2007, releasing the occasional single that most R&B radio listeners know, while never really becoming a full-blown star. In fact, his first single, 1999's cool and breezy "U Know What's Up" -- written by a cast that included a pre-notoriety Anthony Hamilton and the undervalued Balewa Muhammad -- is the only one that cracked the Top Ten of Billboard's mainstream singles chart. That the equally excellent "Spend the Night" (from 2006) follows "U Know What's Up" on The Best of Donell Jones goes to show how Jones' frustrated bafflement would be justifiable; it didn't even touch the mainstream chart and peaked at number 74 on the R&B chart. While each of Jones' four albums through 2006's Journey of a Gemini is rather consistent, this disc is pretty close to faultless as a highlights summary. Excepting "In the Hood" (an odd omission) and "Ooh Na Na" (a very minor and late charter), it contains each single Jones released from 1996 through 2006. At only 53 minutes, it wouldn't have hurt to be all-inclusive with the singles while throwing in a couple deserving album cuts, but that would decrease the chances of casual fans backtracking and getting the albums, wouldn't it?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2007
  • Label: La Face
  • UPC: 886971549027
  • Catalog Number: 15490
  • Sales rank: 23,283

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Donell Jones Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Daryl Hall Composer
Jermaine Dupri Composer
Jamie Hawkins Producer
Tim Kelley Composer
Cliff Lighty Composer
Darren Lighty Composer, Producer
John Oates Composer
Bob Robinson Composer
Kyle West Composer, Producer
Darin Whittington Producer
Eric Williams Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Richard Jon Smith Producer
Donell Jones Arranger, Composer, Producer
Anthony Hamilton Composer
Edward "DJ Eddie F" Ferrell Composer
Mike City Composer, Producer
Balewa Muhammad Composer
Melvin Lewis Composer
Sheldon Goode Composer, Producer
Veronica McKenzie Composer
Wesley Hogges Composer, Producer
Chris Absolam Composer, Producer
Ryan Leslie Composer, Producer
Sean Garrett Composer, Producer
Noel Absalom Producer
Thomas Martin Composer
Eric "E Ballad" Williams Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hey It's not that good but is......

    okay I mean Donell Jones put it's songs right on time. It's a classic love his old songs till his brand new song "Spend The Night"

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