||Helpless Romantic CD (2008)
D-Mak albums If Jon B.'s 2004 album, STRONGER EVERYDAY, was a cathartic, therapeutic exercise made in response to the singer's then-recent personal travails, 2008's HELPLESS ROMANTIC represents a man with renewed confidence, once again on top of his game. From the Barry White-like randiness of "Ooh So Sexy" to the hip-hop slow-jam double entendres of the title track ("you're the ocean, I'm Titanic"), it's clear that John B. is musically and personally back doing what he does best: enjoying life, lovin' the ladies, and singing sweet soul music.
Personnel: Jon B. (vocals, keyboards, drums, drum programming, background vocals); Denaine Jones (vocals, background vocals); Danette, Paul Wall (vocals); Tim Kobza (guitar, nylon-string guitar, bass instrument); Kevin Buck (strings, electric bass); Tyrone Griffen (trumpet, cornet); D-Mak (bass instrument); Joaquin Bynum (drum programming, background vocals); Mr. Lee (drum programming).
Audio Mixers: Dan Naim; Jim Konsin; KD; Jim Caruana; Jon B. .