R. In R&b Collection Vol. 1 CD (2003)

Artist: R. Kelly

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on 6/26/2011

this is One of the Best Greatest Hits Packages Ever. from the start of the 90's through 2003 R.Kelly has made classic Music.from New Jack swing,Pop,R&B,Gospel,etc.... R.kelly covers all the bases. as a Writer,Producer,Arranger,Musician He has Been Holding it down. this is How you do a Greatest His collection. a Must have.so many Great songs here."Touched a Dream" has so much feeling&Depth. Read More

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Label Jive Records
SKU 60618568
UPC 828765370622
UPC 14 00828765370622
Format CD
Release Date 9/23/2003
Author R. Kelly
Compilation Appearance Life After Death (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Share My World
Compilation Appearance Belly (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Life
Compilation Appearance Soul Of A Woman
Compilation Appearance Dynasty-Roc La Familia 2000 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 1990's Americas Top 10
Compilation Appearance Fast and The Furious (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ali (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance When I'm With You
Compilation Appearance 2 Fast 2 Furious (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Totally R&b
Compilation Appearance Booty Time
Compilation Appearance Big Money Heavyweights (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Essential Isley Brothers
Compilation Appearance Nu Nation Project
Compilation Appearance Kamikaze (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1
Compilation Appearance From Q With Love
Compilation Appearance Baby Makin Music
Compilation Appearance Baby Makin Music
Compilation Appearance Exodus(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Reggae Gold 2006 (w/Bonus DVD)(w/ Bonus DVD)
Compilation Appearance The Inspiration(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blue Carpet Treatment (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102 (Cln)
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance From Nothin To Somethin(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Young Jeezy Presents Usda:cold Summer(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Toby Love-Reloaded
Compilation Appearance Definitive Collection
Compilation Appearance These Are Special Times(w/ Bonus DVD)
Compilation Appearance Trilla(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Solution(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary R&B
Compilation Appearance Solution
Compilation Appearance From Illmatic To Stillmatic The Remix
Compilation Appearance Cash Money Records:10 Years Of Bling
Compilation Appearance Doll Domination
Compilation Appearance Doll Domination
Compilation Appearance Billboard 1990'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S
Compilation Appearance Love Behind The Melody
Compilation Appearance My Love Essential Collection
Compilation Appearance Crunk Rock(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Dark Side(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Tyrese
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Tyrese
Compilation Appearance King Of Hearts(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Slow Grind
Compilation Appearance Icon(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Something on the Inside: An Inspirational Collection of Songs
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Wyclef Jean
Compilation Appearance That's My Jam
Compilation Appearance Good Music Cruel Summer(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Pluto 3D(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Trouble Man:heavy Is The Head(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang
Compilation Appearance Rich Gang
Compilation Appearance ARTPOP(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Artpop
Compilation Appearance 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS:SNOOP DOGG(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Now 49
Compilation Appearance Soul (tyrese)
Compilation Appearance Hood Billionaire
Compilation Appearance HOOD BILLIONAIRE(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Christmas 2
Compilation Appearance Full Speed
Compilation Appearance FULL SPEED(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance MAGIC MIKE XXL (OST)(Explicit Version)
Artist Influence Barry White
Artist Influence Bobby Brown (R&B)
Artist Influence Keith Washington
Artist Influence Lionel Richie
Artist Influence Luther Vandross
Artist Influence Marvin Gaye
Artist Influence Michael Jackson
Artist Influence Prince
Artist Influence Rick James (Bass)
Artist Influence Smokey Robinson
Artist Influence Stevie Wonder
Artist Influence Teddy Pendergrass
Artist Influence The Isley Brothers
Artist Influence Whitney Houston
Artist Contemporary Aaron Hall (R&B)
Artist Contemporary Adina Howard
Artist Contemporary Avant (R&B singer)
Artist Contemporary Babyface
Artist Contemporary Blackstreet
Artist Contemporary Brownstone
Artist Contemporary Changing Faces
Artist Contemporary D'Angelo
Artist Contemporary Dru Hill
Artist Contemporary Faith Evans
Artist Contemporary Ginuwine
Artist Contemporary Jodeci
Artist Contemporary Joe
Artist Contemporary K-Ci & JoJo
Artist Contemporary Keith Sweat
Artist Contemporary Mariah Carey
Artist Contemporary Mary J. Blige
Artist Contemporary Monifah
Artist Contemporary Next
Artist Contemporary Silk ('90s R&B)
Artist Contemporary Soul for Real
Artist Contemporary Tank (R&B)
Artist Contemporary Teddy Riley
Artist Contemporary TLC
Artist Contemporary Toni Braxton
Artist Contemporary Usher
Artist Contemporary will.i.am
Artist Contemporary Xscape
Artist Follower BJ the Chicago Kid
Artist Follower Bobby V (R&B)
Artist Follower D'Angelo
Artist Follower Javen
Artist Follower Jennifer Lopez
Artist Follower Jon B. (R&B)
Artist Follower Marc Dorsey
Artist Follower Monica
Artist Follower Monifah
Artist Follower Sons of Funk
Artist Follower Tank (R&B)
Artist Follower TGT (R&B)
Artist Follower The Weeknd
Artist Follower The-Dream (Terius Nash)
Artist Follower Tony Rich
Technical Info
Engineer Chris Brickley; Michael Shlesinger; James Lee; Humberto Gatica; Jeff Vereb; Abel Garibaldi; Peter Mokran; Andy Gallas; Ian Mereness; Jason Mlodzinski; Bob Cadway; Carl Robinson
CatalogID 53706
Lable Name Jive (USA)
Released 09/23/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00828765370622
Musical Guests
Ernie Isley
Boo & Gotti
Wyclef Jean
Album Notes and Credits
Initial pressings of THE "R." IN R&B COLLECTION VOL. 1 included a bonus disc featuring "Bump N' Grind - (Old School mix)", "Down Low (Nobody Has To Know) - (Live To Regret It mix - Blame It On The Mo)", "I Can't Sleep Baby (If I) - (remix)", "Gotham City - (remix)", "If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time".
Personnel: R. Kelly (vocals, various instruments); Ronald Isley, Wyclef Jean, Celine Dion (vocals); Jay-Z, Boo, Gotti (rap vocals); Ernie Isley, Donnie Lyle (guitar); Bobby West, Rodney East, Jim Slattery (keyboards); Peter Mokran (programming); Joan Collaso, Cheryl Wilson (background vocals); Public Announcement.
Producers include: R. Kelly, Timmy Allen, Tone, Poke, Wyclef Jean.
Recorded between 1991 & 2003. Includes liner notes by Rob Marriott.
Personnel: R. Kelly (vocals, keyboards, programming); Ronald Isley (vocals); Gotti (rap vocals); Donnie Lyle, Ernie Isley, Keith Henderson, Bobby Broom, Gregg Landfair (guitar); Steve Skinner (keyboards, drum programming); Lafayette Carthon, Loris Holland (keyboards, background vocals); Bobby West, Jim Slattery, Percy Bady, Rodney East, Kendall D. Nesbitt (keyboards); Allan "Byrd" Tatum (programming, background vocals); Abel Garibaldi, Peter Mokran, Timmy Allen, Tony Black, Andy Gallas, Ian Mereness (programming); Jeff Bova (keyboard programming); Mario Winans, Mr. Lee (drum programming); Cheryl Wilson, Troy Bright, Johnny Rutledge, Yvonne Gage, Robert Bowker, Jeffrey Morrow, Joan Walton, Rob Trow, Anthony Ransom, Diva Gray, Elisabeth Withers, Fonzi Thornton, Lisa Lougheed, Robert Moe, Stevie Robinson, Dennis Collins , Nancey Jackson, Paulette McWilliams, Spencer Washington, Tawatha Agee, Ayuana George, Cathy Richardson (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Chris Trevett; Humberto Gatica; Jeff Vereb; Peter Mokran; R. Kelly; Richard Travali; Serban Ghenea; Tony Maserati ; Ian Mereness.
Liner Note Author: Rob Marriot.
Recording information: Battery studios, Chicago, IL; Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL; Cove City Sound Studios, NY; Platinum Sound studios, New York, NY; Right Track Recording, New York, NY; Rock Land Studios, Chicago, IL; Soup Can Music, Harper Woods, MI; Studio 56; Studio Morin-Heights; The Chocolate Factory, Chicago, IL; The Dream Factory; The Hit Factory, New York, NY; The Studio, Philadelphia, PA; United Sound Systems, Detroit, MI; Van Guard Studios, Oak Park, MI.
Author: R. Kelly.
Director: Percy Bady.
Photographer: Reisig.
Unknown Contributor Role: Omar Gilbert.
Arranger: R. Kelly.
It should not be forgotten (and from the overwhelming sales of CHOCOLATE FACTORY, it clearly hasn't) that R. Kelly is the master of hip-hop-infused love songs, the sultriest of swinging R&B seducers of the 1990s and beyond. The Chi-town crooner scored two number one hits and absolutely ruled the R&B charts when he first popped up in 1992 with his brand of honey-coated love. All of his hits are present on THE "R." IN R&B COLLECTION VOL. 1, backed by five remixes on the limited-edition bonus disc, including a Delfonics-style reconfiguring of "Bump N' Grind."
Kelly's greatest charm lies in his overt sexuality, coming right out with "Sex Me," or saying he can't see "nothing wrong with a little bump n' grind," ever flashing a coy smile. However, he truly cemented himself as a superstar when he recorded the inspirational (and chaste) "I Believe I Can Fly" for the Michael Jordan-with-cartoons movie, SPACE JAM, and followed that trick up with a number one duet with Celine Dion. Kelly has the most bewitching tenor and the ability to commandingly wrap it around any song, and this greatest-hits package is the perfect reminder of that talent.
Artist Overview
Contemporary R&B singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist R. Kelly debuted at the tail end of the new jack swing era, yet he continually built upon its foundation in classic soul while remaining commercially successful. While he created a smooth, professional mixture of hip-hop beats, soulman crooning, and funk, Kelly's explicit carnality was its most distinctive element. He was able to make songs like "Sex Me," "Bump n' Grind," "Your Body's Callin'," and "Feelin' on Yo Booty" into hits because his production was seductive enough to sell such blatant come-ons. As his crossover success broadened, Kelly also developed a flair for pop balladry that helped cement his status as one of the biggest-selling artists of the '90s and 2000s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (10/30/03, p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...In an era of hip-hop excess, Chicago's R. Kelly held a torch for vintage soul, updated for the streets..."
Disc 1
1 Bump N' Grind
2 Your Body's Callin'
3 Sex Me (Part I)
4 You Remind Me Of Something
5 Ignition - (remix)
6 Down Low (Nobody Has To Know) - (featuring Ronald/Ernie Isley)
7 When A Woman's Fed Up
8 Step In The Name Of Love - (remix)
9 Thoia Thoing
10 Touched A Dream
11 Fiesta - (remix, featuring Jay-Z/Boo & Gotti)
12 I Wish
13 Ghetto Religion - (featuring Wyclef Jean)
14 Honey Love - (with Public Announcement)
15 She's Got That Vibe - (with Public Announcement)
16 World's Greatest, The
17 I'm Your Angel - (with Celine Dion)
18 I Believe I Can Fly
Product Attributes
Artist R. Kelly
Label Jive/silvertone Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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