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Where I Wanna Be

Donell JonesAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)

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listen  1. U Know What's Up (w/o Left Eye)Donell Jones 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Shorty (Got Her Eyes On Me)Donell Jones 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Where I Wanna BeDonell Jones 4:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Have You Seen HerDonell Jones 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. This LuvDonell Jones 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. All Her LoveDonell Jones 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. It's AlrightDonell Jones 4:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Think About It (Don't Call My Crib)Donell Jones 5:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. He Won't Hurt YouDonell Jones 4:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Pushin'Donell Jones 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. I Wanna Luv UDonell Jones 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. When I Was DownDonell Jones 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. U Know What's Up [Explicit]Donell Jones feat. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (October 12, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: La Face
  • ASIN: B00000J6BB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,336 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By I.B.
Format:Audio CD
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).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Many Many good songs November 13, 2005
Format:Audio CD
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.

Respectfully Reviewed
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4-1/2 stars April 6, 2002
Format:Audio CD
At the 2000 American Music Awards, a certain someone won an award for Best Male R&B Artist...that someone was Donell Jones. After that a lot of people were like, WHO? Donell was very deserving for the award, because Where I Wanna Be is one of the best things I've ever heard.
He was really on top of his game with the first single "U Know What's Up". It's so simple, but so catchy. Then he followed up with the best song on the album, the title track. Here is where he ponders whether or not he wants a relationship. It may not sound like much on paper, but you have to hear the way he says it.
Other gems on the album are the funky "This Luv" (which was also released, but few people knew about it), "It's Alright" and "When I Was Down". "Have You Seen Her" reminds us of those times when we caught a glimpse of an attractive person real fast and never saw them again, and "Pushin'" drives the point home that there's a difference between being loved and being smothered.
It's a little hard to tell where he's going in the skit at the end of "Think About It", but you know where this ALBUM should be going? Straight into your CD player.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good and very professional work! May 20, 2000
By Joanna
Format:Audio CD
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!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS JOINT IS HITTIN! February 6, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This CD surprised me alot. I bought it just for "You know what's up" but I got much more than I expected.In a time when you buy CD's and hold your breath to see if you wasted your money, Where I wanna be sets it self apart from the field. No stupid little skits after every track and no swearing while "keeping it real" verbally.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars INCREDIBLE March 9, 2000
Format:Audio CD
First of all Let me say reading some of these reviews.. Every one has the right to their opinion of any releases.. Ex: MisterMaxx.. He does have that right to express his opinion.. no matter the masses agreed with it or not..
Now for this album .. i had it for a while just gettin around to giving my review for it ..All i can say Donell is going to be a force in the music business to come.. Tight production, smooth grooves makes this cd great listening.. He has a voice that is indeed refreshing to hear in music right now instead of copying some one else style ..
Fav.. Cuts
You know What's Up
Shorty ( Got her eyes on me)
Think About it
Where I wanna Be
All the other cuts are tight also.. future looks bright for this brother .. Pick it up
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This cd is a job well done! November 17, 1999
By Niko
Format:Audio CD
This cd is one that must be added to every cd collection. You can listen to every song on this cd without having to skip to the next track. I am glad that I made the investment. At first I just bought it for that one song everyone likes which is U KNOW WHATS UP, but after listening to the others. I must say I am pleased.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This man is TALENTED! September 24, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Like most people, I think my purchase was solely for the danceable 'You know what's up'.... and excessive airplay wore on me quickly
But I used the SHUFFLE feature on my CD player, and found that each track has a special quality. The lyrics are wonderful.
For the first time in a long time, I could listen to the music, and not feel the need to apologize to my elders, or myself, for the mysogynistics lyrics that are often the price of good music. For the first time in a long time, I could understand what was being said... not just the words, but the emotions.
The vocal quality of Donell Jones is in many ways like the Early 70's version of Stevie Wonder, and the late 60's version of Donny Hathaway. Still, he has his own sound.
I made my purchase of this CD because the single of that track was not available. Now, I'm grateful to have the entire album!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this CD. Fast delivery. Great overall.
Published 1 day ago by Victoria Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm in love
I'm in love with Donell Jones period!
Published 23 days ago by sandra mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
Classic Donell Jones. Love it.
Published 1 month ago by Shan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Stephanie Stokes
5.0 out of 5 stars Donell did it again.
This CD did not receive the publicity it should have.
Donell is a great artist and should have receive more props than he has been receiving. Read more
Published 2 months ago by moemore
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality!!!
I used to like this artist but I haven't listened to him in awhile. I recently heard one of his songs on the radio. I decided to buy this album. I'm very happy with it!
Published 4 months ago by Peachzpooh
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this CD
This is one of the best CD's of all times.He hit the mark with each song on the CD. Get this CD.
Published 4 months ago by SHEDRICK FLAX
5.0 out of 5 stars Bring back memories
If you want to travel back in time just pick up this cd and remember the good old days. I got this for his voice.
Published 4 months ago by kc
5.0 out of 5 stars Where I wanna Be
I liked donell jones and left eye, you must add this to your collection, this is a must have you will really enjoy this cd.
Published 5 months ago by Tala
5.0 out of 5 stars where I wanna be
It's a classic cd my girlfriend loves the CD .. she plays the CD almost every day top sing I wanna love you
Published 7 months ago by Denzel Ameer Hines
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Find the tracks under My Computer > My Music, etc. Once you do, open each track with Windows Media Player by right clicking on them and clicking "Open With". That's all I got. Usually when I put music into iTunes, it rolls over into Windows Media Player too the next time it opens.
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