Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Where I Wanna Be
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
While the industry might be holding its collective breath waiting for the release of the next D'Angelo CD (current ETA: mid-March 2003), some of us have gotten on with our lives. Of course the reason we fiend for Mr. D is ... more »
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While the industry might be holding its collective breath waiting for the release of the next D'Angelo CD (current ETA: mid-March 2003), some of us have gotten on with our lives. Of course the reason we fiend for Mr. D is because he doesn't sound like your run-of-the-mill soul smoothie, and flashes of uniqueness are what keeps R&B fans from slitting their throats in frustration over the current ho-hum state of affairs. Enter singer-songwriter Donell Jones, whose second effort asks the question "What makes a hit?" The answer is his single "U Know What's Up": hooks upon hooks, a catchy melody, and a sexy but low-key vibe, put together in a way that's more than just retro-trendy. The rest of the Where I Wanna Be is classy and idiosyncratic without being too artsy--a perfect buy if you need a break from all the preening and smoke blowing that's all too common. --Amy Linden
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I.B. | Westampton, NJ | 12/06/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This new cd from donnelll is the best to drop from him in a while. This is 3 times better than the first. Every song flows into the next as if they were all one....but they all have a different sound too. It's a good mix of live sounds with studio beats. U might as well press repeat when u play this because some of the beats and harmonies here will have u sining along from start to finish. Left eye is the only guest here and thats enough. Sometimes all u want to hear is the artist whose name is on the cd. No one else. For his sophmore cd, he came strong. No slump here.After U read this,....I think you might want to get to the nearest store and Get this!..(or just order online)."
Good and very professional work!
Joanna | Finland | 05/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I waited for this album for a long time, and when I finally got it... I thought it was a classy, soulful and good r&b/soul album with a personal Donell twist! Okay, I love the album, so but why did I rate it worth only four stars? Well, don't get me wrong, the tracks are great, but most of them are pretty much alike. The same tempo, same beat and even the lyrics are about same things. I would've liked to hear more different kinds of track on this album (perhaps more funky or more jazzy tracks inc. more harmonies), so I'm a little disappointed because of that. But hey, Donell has his own unique style in songwriting and performing...and that's how it should be! ...But I love Donell! His voice is so soft and deep and he can groove into anyone's hearth with his soulful and melodic rhymes. His voice has the sweetness and power of Stevie Wonders voice, but it has his own personal swing in it. My fav tracks are: where I wanna be, shorty, have you seen her, and (of course) you know what's up! I advice you to check this album out! It's very well worth the price!"
Many Many good songs
Psboston7 | Upland, CA United States | 11/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have this CD and the one that came out afterwards and I must say this is still my all time favorite. Donnell Jones has a very nice voice there is a nice variety on this CD Ballads, Dance tunes and just plain "chillin" music. A nice CD to just have playing as background music if you have family over, good use of the individual instruments in at least 3 of the songs on the CD. Overall a REALLY great buy.
If you like his style of music I would also suggest Case, Joe and even Jon B.