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Thread started 02/02/15 9:28am

nuttynutmeg

Jon B's Cool Relax REVISITED

Easily one of the most slept-on r&b records of the 90s. Agree? So many solid jams and hidden gems apart from the well-known hits i.e. They Don't Know, Are You Still Down, etc.

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Reply #1 posted 02/02/15 10:36am

bashraka

nuttynutmeg said:

Easily one of the most slept-on r&b records of the 90s. Agree? So many solid jams and hidden gems apart from the well-known hits i.e. They Don't Know, Are You Still Down, etc.

I love that album. That's the only Jon B album I have. When I heard "Are You Still Down", I was so mesmerized by the production quality and his voice. Plus, the videos were great companion pieces. Jon had the finest women in the videos, very classy.

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Reply #2 posted 02/02/15 11:32am

Graycap23

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His whole career is underrated.

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Reply #3 posted 02/02/15 12:48pm

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^^^nod But to the OP's topic, yes "Cool Relax" is hands down my favorite Jon B. album. I can put the CD in today and still rock to it, though it takes me back to the mid-late 90's. Great memories, great music. music Between "Shine" and "Are You Still Down"....those two songs alone make my day.

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Reply #4 posted 02/02/15 1:09pm

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missfee said:

^^^nod But to the OP's topic, yes "Cool Relax" is hands down my favorite Jon B. album. I can put the CD in today and still rock to it, though it takes me back the mid-late 90's. Great memories, great music. music Between "Shine" and "Are You Still Down"....those two songs alone make my day.

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I love his Jack Herrera project.

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Reply #5 posted 02/02/15 4:49pm

musicman

This albums stayed on repeat when I was in college. I need to pull it out again!

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Reply #6 posted 02/02/15 6:14pm

Billmenever

Graycap23 said:

His whole career is underrated.


Correct me if wrong, but didn't Baby Face discover Jon? Always enjoyed his music. Always. Comfortable Swagg~Your Karma Sutra.
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Reply #7 posted 02/03/15 5:24am

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musicman said:

This albums stayed on repeat when I was in college. I need to pull it out again!

Exactly what I did when I got home last night. Found the cd and put it on blast!

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #8 posted 02/03/15 9:20am

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I really like the whole "Pleasures u like" cd. He has alot of good songs. some really tight remixes out there Like "Don't Talk" & "Don't say". The songs "Hands on U" and "Keep it Real" are also nice.

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Reply #9 posted 02/03/15 9:26am

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Billmenever said:

Graycap23 said:

His whole career is underrated.

Correct me if wrong, but didn't Baby Face discover Jon? Always enjoyed his music. Always. Comfortable Swagg~Your Karma Sutra.

I believe Face did discover Jon B. I used 2 call Jon the "white" Babyface. lol.

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Reply #10 posted 02/03/15 8:10pm

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I think it was beloved in many circles when it dropped and it holds up well today, when a lot of recordings from that era don't. My interest in him dropped off after Cool Relax but it was a fine album.

"Don't Say" is the track that stays with me.

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Reply #11 posted 02/04/15 11:49am

funkdoctorrock

Babyface's ex wife Tracey managed Jon.

Jon doesn't really get his props.in the Timberlake,thicke vein..but he's definitely one of my fav
artists from 90s til now that I occasionally check to see if he has any new projects..I'll take him over them every day all day

.I have four of his cds..Cool Relax
Pleasures u like,Stronger Everyday,and Helpless Romantic.

My fav cd is Stronger Everyday actually..just like Cool Relax..not a bad song on it..

Helpless Romantic has him moving his sound closer to mainstream r&b acts..still with elements of his patented r&b soul
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His most recent album. Comfortable Swagg...i previewed it..Didn't really grab me....and it sounded like he went away from his sound.maybe I should give it another try

He also made a compilation cd called.Bsides..It is a great collection of short songs..u just wish they were longer....
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Reply #12 posted 02/04/15 4:56pm

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musicman said:

This albums stayed on repeat when I was in college. I need to pull it out again!

Same here! I can still visualize a bunch of friends sitting in a dorm room, quieting down and starting to groove when the first notes of "They Don't Know" started playing.

Great album.

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Reply #13 posted 02/04/15 8:10pm

nuttynutmeg

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musicman said:

This albums stayed on repeat when I was in college. I need to pull it out again!

Same here! I can still visualize a bunch of friends sitting in a dorm room, quieting down and starting to groove when the first notes of "They Don't Know" started playing.

Great album.

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Reply #14 posted 02/04/15 8:24pm

nuttynutmeg

Jon B discusses Cool Relax.

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Reply #15 posted 02/05/15 9:56pm

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What i liked about him was he always had some hard thumping tune on his albums

Hands on u
Bad girl
Soft n sweet
Cool relax
Dont talk
Simple melody f. Bootsy

He us def underrated
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Reply #16 posted 02/06/15 5:51am

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Love Jon B..Pandora..playing NOW I'm with you..so beautiful..i wished he was hyped up than
Stupid Robin 'playedout'Thicke(i used to love Robin but lost all
respect of him.) I've been Team Jon B from day one. smile
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Reply #17 posted 02/06/15 7:05am

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He seemed like one of those 'earnest' types who you're supposed to appreciate just because. But I actually found him boring. I have his first two CDs that I bought just for the sake buying, and they were alright, I guess... but I haven't listened to either of them in over 15 years. I guess something can be said about how he didn't use his white boyband looks and transform himself into a pop act at a time when he could and greatly benefitted from it, but that's about all I got.

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