After Hours

After Hours

by Rahsaan Patterson

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Overview

After Hours

Two records and out. Rahsaan Patterson and MCA split, the latter likely less than pleased about the lack of popular success attained by the former, even though both releases scraped the Top 50 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Patterson dusted himself off, signed with a small U.K. independent called Dome, and went about recording a third record, which proves to be his finest yet. It's no small surprise that the lack of lofty expectations, sales-wise, hovering over his shoulder has fostered his loosest and most assured work. A few spins of After Hours makes it plain that we're finally hearing the real Rahsaan Patterson. Granted, both the self-titled debut and Love in Stereo didn't come across as processed or put on in any sense when they came out; but this promise-fulfilling release puts it in a whole new perspective. After Hours benefits from a touch so easy and natural that it practically sounds like it was made by a new artist. Throughout, you can picture Patterson surrounded by a small group, cutting most of the material live in the studio. This is the proper route for him -- being aided by a handful of associates, including neo-soul Class of '04 poster boy Van Hunt, as opposed to dozens upon dozens of session musicians, producers, and engineers. Even the up-tempo party songs -- including "So Hot," a classy dancefloor-filler that updates the best of Kleeer, Slave, and Off the Wall-era Michael Jackson -- have little varnish applied, and are a lot more suited for backyard gatherings than the clothing boutique in the mall. Thankfully, Patterson was able to mobilize a U.S. release for the record, which adds a couple extra cuts to the running order of the original U.K. version. Good on him for that, because the record is one of the most satisfying R&B releases of 2004.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2004
Label: Artistry Music
UPC: 0181475700128
catalogNumber: 757001
Rank: 119329

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rahsaan Patterson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Trina Broussard   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kenneth Crouch   Organ,Piano
Charles Fearing   Guitar
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Steve "Silk" Hurley   Keyboards
Jamey Jaz   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Tony Maiden   Guitar
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Eric Smith   Bass
John Jubu Smith   Bass,Guitar
Randy Waldman   Conductor
Kevin Wyatt   Bass
Lua Crofts   Background Vocals
Mikelyn Roderick   Background Vocals
Mike City   Multi Instruments
Derek "D 'Loc" Walker   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,keyboard bass
Van Hunt   Background Vocals
Sherrie Ford   Background Vocals
David Foreman   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

Kevin Freeman   Engineer
Steve "Silk" Hurley   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Jamey Jaz   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Booker T. Jones   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Randy Waldman   Orchestration,String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Sprague Williams   Engineer
Anthony Jeffries   Engineer
Rahsaan Patterson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Art Direction,Vocal Producer
Chris James   Engineer
Tim Stedman   Art Direction
Mikelyn Roderick   Composer
Denny Stilwell   Executive Producer
Mike City   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Derek "D 'Loc" Walker   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Van Hunt   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Jay Boberg   Executive Producer
John "BJ John" Smith   Arranger,Producer
Kevin Guarnieri   Engineer
Ryan West   Engineer
Darrin Chandler   Executive Producer
Tim Dudfield   Engineer
Davel "Bo" McKenzie   Composer

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