The R. in R&B Collection, Vol. 1 [Bonus CD]

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
This compilation of R. Kelly favorites features several new songs, including the hit, "Thoia Thoing."
All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Creatively, R. Kelly came a long way since 1992. The Chicago singer started out his career with catchy, if conventional, new jack swing, but as the '90s progressed, he evolved into one of more interesting, risk-taking male singers in urban contemporary and neo-soul. It would be a stretch to say that Kelly is in a class with Al Green, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, or Marvin Gaye -- he's a product of a different generation and a different era, and he needs to be evaluated on his own hip-hop-minded terms rather than ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
This compilation of R. Kelly favorites features several new songs, including the hit, "Thoia Thoing."
All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Creatively, R. Kelly came a long way since 1992. The Chicago singer started out his career with catchy, if conventional, new jack swing, but as the '90s progressed, he evolved into one of more interesting, risk-taking male singers in urban contemporary and neo-soul. It would be a stretch to say that Kelly is in a class with Al Green, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, or Marvin Gaye -- he's a product of a different generation and a different era, and he needs to be evaluated on his own hip-hop-minded terms rather than '60s or '70s terms (even though he has plenty of '60s and '70s influences). But it's no exaggeration to say that some of Kelly's work has been excellent, including many of the songs on The R. in R&B Collection, Vol. 1 -- a best-of release that paints a generally favorable picture of the Chicagoan by focusing on his more essential recordings. Many of Kelly's well-known hits are provided, and they range from "You Remind Me of Something" and "Bump n' Grind" to "I Believe I Can Fly," "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)," and "I'm Your Angel" (the singer's unlikely duet with Celine Dion). Spanning 1992-2003, the collection shows how much Kelly evolved during that 11-year period. The thing that ties many of these songs together -- from the Guy-ish new jack swing number "She's Got That Vibe" in 1992 to "Fiesta" in 2000 -- is hip-hop, which has always been an integral part of the singer's output. Vol. 1 isn't the last word on Kelly's output; some major hits are missing, and the Vol. 1 part of the title implies that a Vol. 2 is needed. But for the novice or casual listener who wants to have many of Kelly's hits in the same place, Vol. 1 serves its purpose nicely. [The album was originally released with a limited edition CD of five bonus tracks.]
Rolling Stone - Jon Caramanica
In an era of hip-hop excess, Chicago's R. Kelly held a torch for vintage soul, updated for the streets.

In an era of hip-hop excess, Chicago's R. Kelly held a torch for vintage soul, updated for the streets.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 828765507721
  • Catalog Number: 55077

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bump N' Grind (4:15)
  2. 2 Your Body's Callin' (4:34)
  3. 3 Sex Me, Pt. 1 (4:17)
  4. 4 You Remind Me of Something (4:10)
  5. 5 Ignition (3:07)
  6. 6 Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) - Ronald (4:22)
  7. 7 When a Woman's Fed Up (4:35)
  8. 8 Step in the Name of Love - Hart Hollman & The Motown Romance Orchestra (7:09)
  9. 9 Thoia Thoing (3:41)
  10. 10 Touched a Dream (3:45)
  11. 11 Fiesta - Boo & Gotti (4:01)
  12. 12 I Wish (5:03)
  13. 13 Ghetto Religion - Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis (3:32)
  14. 14 Honey Love (4:03)
  15. 15 She's Got That Vibe (3:20)
  16. 16 The World's Greatest (3:56)
  17. 17 I'm Your Angel (4:49)
  18. 18 I Believe I Can Fly (5:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Bump N' Grind (4:24)
  2. 2 Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) (4:28)
  3. 3 I Can't Sleep Baby (If I) (4:04)
  4. 4 Gotham City (4:46)
  5. 5 If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time (6:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
R. Kelly Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Multi Instruments
Ernie Isley Guitar
The Soul Children Children's Voices
Yvonne Gage Choir, Chorus
Tawatha Agee Vocals
Percy Bady Keyboards, Choir Director
Boo Rap
Bobby Broom Guitar
Lafayette Carthon Conductor, Keyboards, Vocals
Larry Gold Conductor
Diva Gray Vocals
Steve Grisette Choir, Chorus
Keith Henderson Guitar
Loris Holland Conductor, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Vocals
Hart Hollman Performing Ensemble
Ronald Isley Vocals
Nancy Jackson Vocals
The Luv Club Vocals
Donnie Lyle Bass, Guitar
Paulette McWilliams Vocals
Rob Mathes Conductor
Jeffrey Morrow Choir, Chorus
Anthony Ransom Vocals
Paul Riser Conductor
Rachel Robinson Children's Voices
Johnny Rutledge Choir, Chorus
Steve Skinner Keyboards
Jim Slattery Keyboards
Allan "Byrd" Tatum Vocals
Fonzi Thornton Vocals
Rob Trow Vocals
Spencer Washington Vocals
Cheryl Wilson Choir, Chorus
Elisabeth Withers Vocals
Robert Moe Vocals
Lisa Lougheed Vocals
Walt Whitman & the Soul Children Children's Voices
Bobby West Keyboards
Stevie Robinson Choir, Chorus
Brenda Blonski Choir, Chorus
Joan Collaso Choir, Chorus
Sparkle Vocals
Ayuana George Vocals
Matthew Robinson Children's Voices
Motown Romance String Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Kendall D. Nesbitt Keyboards
Gregg Landfair Guitar
Robert Bowker Vocals
Troy Bright Vocals
Strings Rap
Cathy Richardson Vocals
Gotti Rap
Jessica Janis Children's Voices
Paul Mabin Choir, Chorus
Amber Morrow Children's Voices
Joseph Morrow Children's Voices
Leah Robinson Children's Voices
Simbryt Whititngton Choir, Chorus
Rodney East Keyboards
Delatrice Alexander Choir, Chorus
Deatta Staples Choir, Chorus
Felicia Coleman Evans Choir, Chorus
Bruce Kelly Vocals
Latasha Jordon Vocals
Lori Holton Nash Choir, Chorus
Dennis Collins Vocals
Technical Credits
Mr. Lee Programming, drum programming
Tony Black Programming, Engineer
Tom Thumb Vocal Producer
Michael Clark Vocal Producer
R. Kelly Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Timmy Allen Programming, Producer
Jimmy Bralower drum programming
E. Ollie Brown Composer
Bob Cadway Engineer
Humberto Gatica Engineer
Larry Gold String Arrangements
James Lee Engineer
Rob Mathes Orchestral Arrangements
Peter Mokran Programming, Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
Paul Riser Orchestration, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Tim Roberts Pro-Tools
Steve Skinner drum programming
Allan "Byrd" Tatum Programming
Mario Winans drum programming
Stan Wood Programming, Engineer
Stephen George Programming, Engineer, Vocal Producer
Wyclef Jean Composer, Producer
Poke Producer
Chris Brickley Programming, Engineer
Jackie Murphy Package Art Direction
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Composer, Producer
Carl Robinson Engineer
Abel Garibaldi Programming, Engineer
Serge Tsai Engineer
Tone Producer
Andy Gallas Programming, Engineer
Ian Mereness Programming, Engineer
John Hanes Digital Editing
Jason Mlodzinski Engineer
Michael Shlesinger Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a Collection this is!!!

    I just love this man's MUSIC! I have all of his CD's but it's great to have all the hits, the remixes, plus some new hits on one blazing CD! I want him to continue to make great music that keeps us dancing, stepping, being in love, and dealing with heartbreaks. Thanks R' for keeping the R' in R&B!!!

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