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Best of Donell Jones
     

The Best of Donell Jones

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by Donell Jones
 

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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

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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?

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2007
Label:
La Face
UPC:
0886971549027
catalogNumber:
15490

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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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The Best of Donell Jones 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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"