Pleasures U Like

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Pleasures U Like
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Studio album by Jon B
Released March 20, 2001
Recorded 1999–2000
Vibezelect Studios
Pasadena, California
Enterprise Studios
Burbank, California
The TracKen Place
Brandon's Way Recording Studio
Conway Recording
Los Angeles, California
Tallest Tree Studios
West Orange, New Jersey
Chicago Recording Company
Chicago, Illinois
Genre R&B
Length 73:47
Label Edmonds Record Group, Epic
EK69998
Producer Jon B, Joshua P Thompson, Babyface, Tim & Bob
Jon B chronology
Cool Relax
(1997)
Pleasures U Like
(2001)
Stronger Everyday
(2004)

Pleasures U Like is the third studio album by Jon B. It's his first album under Tracey Edmonds' new label Edmonds Record Group. Edmonds formed the new label after Jon's previous label home Yab Yum Records folded.[1] On Pleasures U Like, Jon reunites with past producers Babyface and Tim Kelley and Bob Robinson, who each produce one song. Also present on the album is Joshua P. Thompson, a songwriter and producer who is best known for his work with the R&B singer Joe.[2]

Despite the album being certified gold, Jon felt it was not marketed and promoted properly. The only song released from the album as a single was "Don't Talk"- which was due primarily to Jon wanting to get out of his contract with Epic Records. As a result, this would be his final album released on a major label. Ten years after the release of Pleasures U Like, a song from the album "Calling on You" would later be known as the sample on Drake's song "Cameras" from his second album Take Care.[3] The album bowed at number 6 on the Billboard 200 and No.3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart selling 99,000 in its debut week, becoming the first top 10 for Jon B. [4]

Track listing[edit]

From Allmusic.[5]

  1. "Interlude" (Jonathan Buck) 1:11
  2. "Finer Things" (featuring Nas) (Jonathan Buck, Nasir Jones) 5:01
  3. "Vibezelect (Interlude)" (Jonathan Buck) 0:20
  4. "Don't Talk" (Jonathan Buck) 4:44
  5. "Sof'n Sweet" (Jonathan Buck, Tommy Brown) 5:03
  6. "Overjoyed (featuring Faith Evans) (Jonathan Buck, Denaine Jones) 5:36
  7. "Boy is Not a Man" (Joshua P. Thompson, Quincy Patrick, Jonathan Buck) 4:21
  8. "Lonely Girl" (Kenneth Edmonds, Jonathan Buck) 4:28
  9. "Cocoa Brown" (Jonathan Buck) 3:57
  10. "What Up Boogotti? (Interlude)" (Jonathan Buck) 0:14
  11. "All I Want is You" (featuring Cuban Link) (Jonathan Buck, Felix Delgado) 5:12
  12. "Been Played (Interlude)" (Jonathan Buck) 0:53
  13. "Layaway" (featuring AZ) (Jonathan Buck, Anthony Cruz) 4:49
  14. "Pleasures U Like" (Jonathan Buck, Phillip White, Shawn Rivera, Darryl Anthony Hawes, LeDon Bishop, Ngai McGee) 3:49
  15. "Now That I'm With You" (Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson, Jonathan Buck) 4:17
  16. "My Seed With You (Interlude)" (Jonathan Buck) 0:24
  17. "Tell Me" (Jonathan Buck) 4:56
  18. "Calling on You" (Jonathan Buck, Ngai McGee) 4:40
  19. "Inside" (Jonathan Buck, David Kopp) 4:57
  20. "Do it All Again" (Jonathan Buck, David Kopp) 4:55

Personnel[edit]

[6]

  • Drum programming: Jon B., Tommy Brown, Babyface, Tim Kelley, David Kopp
  • Keyboards: Jon B., Tommy Brown, Babyface, Tim Kelley, David Kopp
  • Fender Rhodes: Bob Robinson
  • Acoustic piano: Bob Robinson
  • Bass: Kevin Buck, Nathan East
  • Guitar: Joshua P. Thompson, Eric Jackson, Bob Robinson, Tim Kobza
  • Cello: Kevin Buck
  • Horn conduction and arrangement: Bill Meyers
  • Background vocals: Jon B., Faith Evans, Babyface, Kenisha L. Greene, LeDon Bishop, Shawn Rivera, Phillip "Silky" White
  • Recording: Jerome Goodall, Conley Abrams, Jon B., Earl Cohen, Paul Boutin, Jeffrey Thomas, Tim Kelley, Dave Pensado
  • Mixing: Michael Patterson, Dave Pensado, Dave Guererro, Earl Cohen, Jon Gass, Jon B., Manny Marroquin, Conley Abrams, Josean Posey, Victor McCoy
  • Mastering: Chris Gehringer
  • Executive Producers: Jon B., Tracey Edmonds, Michael McQuarn, Jeff Burroughs
  • Art direction and design: JayJay Jackson
  • Photography: Norman Jean Roy

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 6
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Babyface's Wife Forms New Label". article. billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  2. ^ West, Damien M. "Joshua Paul Thompson". interview. ascap.com. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  3. ^ http://www.whosampled.com/sample/view/123876/Drake-Cameras/Good%20Ones%20Go_Jon%20B-Calling%20on%20You/
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference https:.2F.2Fbooks.google.co.uk.2Fbooks.3Fid.3DuBMEAAAAMBAJ.26printsec.3Dfrontcover.26source.3Dgbs_ge_summary_r.26cad.3D0.23v.3Donepage.26q.3DJon.2520B.26f.3Dfalse was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ Hogan, Ed. "Pleasures U Like". Jon B. album. allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  6. ^ "Pleasures U Like (CD, Album) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-11-25.