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

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

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by R. Kelly

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This compilation of R. Kelly favorites features several new songs, including the hit, "Thoia Thoing."


This compilation of R. Kelly favorites features several new songs, including the hit, "Thoia Thoing."

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. [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.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

R. Kelly   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals,Multi Instruments
Ernie Isley   Guitar
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
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

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
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
Jason Mlodzinski   Engineer
Michael Shlesinger   Engineer

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The R. in R&B Collection, Vol. 1 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album isnt ver good Only good song is thoia thoing.the rest are bad