The R. in R&B Collection, Vol. 1

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Editorial Reviews

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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 828765370622
  • Catalog Number: 53706
  • Sales rank: 22,623

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 (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)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
R. Kelly Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals
Ernie Isley Guitar
The Soul Children Track Performer
Yvonne Gage Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Percy Bady Keyboards
Bobby Broom Guitar
Lafayette Carthon Keyboards, Background Vocals, Choir Conductor
Larry Gold Conductor
Diva Gray Background Vocals
Steve Grisette Choir, Chorus
Keith Henderson Guitar
Loris Holland Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals, Choir Conductor
Ronald Isley Vocals
Donnie Lyle Bass, Guitar
Paulette McWilliams Background Vocals
Rob Mathes Conductor
Jeffrey Morrow Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Anthony Ransom Background Vocals
Paul Riser Conductor
Rachel Robinson Track Performer
Johnny Rutledge Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Steve Skinner Keyboards
Jim Slattery Keyboards
Allan "Byrd" Tatum Background Vocals
Fonzi Thornton Background Vocals
Rob Trow Background Vocals
Joan Walton Background Vocals
Spencer Washington Background Vocals
Cheryl Wilson Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Elisabeth Withers Background Vocals
Robert Moe Background Vocals
Lisa Lougheed Background Vocals
Walt Whitman & the Soul Children Track Performer
Wyclef Jean Musician
Bobby West Keyboards
Stevie Robinson Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Nancey Jackson Background Vocals
Brenda Blonski Choir, Chorus
Joan Collaso Choir, Chorus
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Musician
Ayuana George Background Vocals
Matthew Robinson Track Performer
Kendall D. Nesbitt Keyboards
Gregg Landfair Guitar
Robert Bowker Background Vocals
Troy Bright Background Vocals
Cathy Richardson Background Vocals
Gotti Rap
Jessica Janis Track Performer
Paul Mabin Choir, Chorus
Amber Morrow Track Performer
Joseph Morrow Track Performer
Leah Robinson Track Performer
Simbryt Whititngton Choir, Chorus
Rodney East Keyboards
Delatrice Alexander Choir, Chorus
Deatta Staples Choir, Chorus
Dennis Collins Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Mr. Lee drum programming
Tony Black Programming
Tom Thumb Producer
R. Kelly Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Author, String Arrangements, Video Director, Instrumentation
Timmy Allen Programming, Producer
Percy Bady Director
Bob Cadway Engineer
Humberto Gatica Engineer
Larry Gold String Arrangements
Hart Hollman Orchestra Leader
James Lee Engineer
Rob Mathes Orchestral Arrangements
Peter Mokran Programming, Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
Paul Riser Orchestration, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Steve Skinner drum programming
Allan "Byrd" Tatum Programming
Mario Winans drum programming
Wyclef Jean Producer
Chris Brickley Engineer
Jackie Murphy Package Art Direction
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Producer
Carl Robinson Engineer
Lionel C. Martin Video Director
Abel Garibaldi Programming, Engineer
Billie Woodruff Video Director
Jeff Vereb Engineer
Hype Williams Video Director
Andy Gallas Programming, Engineer
Ian Mereness Programming, Engineer
Jason Mlodzinski Engineer
Michael Shlesinger Engineer
Omar Gilbert Contributor
Little X Video Director
David Nelson Video Director
Michael Clark Producer
Kara Buhl Mann Photo Production
Rob Marriot Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    R KELLY HAS SURPASSED MANY OF HIS PEERS IN THIS INDUSTRY

    This CD is a collection of many of the greatest hits that Kelly has ever produced. He can take you from the club to the bedroom, and then to church. How many artists can you say has the ability to do that? Not many...Kelly's remixes are often anticipated-sometimes they are better than the originals. Anyone that doesn't like this album hasn't experienced R Kelly in any way, shape, or form.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one good song

    This album isnt ver good Only good song is thoia thoing.the rest are bad

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