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India ArieTestimony Vol 1 – Life & Relationship ... CD
Motown, 2006. Used ... $5.99
India Arie continues her sensuous journey in sound – working here in the same earthy blend of acoustic and electric elements that made other records so great, and showing that she's still one of the strongest voices in contemporary soul! The record's got a personal, intimate quality that's ... read more CD

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AscendantIlluminate – Blue ... CD
Ascendant, 2012. Used ... $4.99
Spiritual soul from Ascendant – a brilliant little EP that's the greatest thing they've done so far! The sound is sublimely righteous – set to some soaring jazzy backdrops that make the vocals sound really wonderful, and which really help get across the message in the music – a ... read more CD

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New Erykah BaduBaduizm ... CD
Universal, 1997. Used ... $1.99
A strange title for a first record – but quite fitting, given the impact that Erykah Badu has had on soul music! The record defines a whole new style of expression – "Baduizm", if you will – one in which Erykah sings with a depth that stretches back through a century's ... read more CD

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Erykah BaduMama's Gun ... CD
Universal, 2000. Used ... $4.99
Great stuff from Eryka Badu – sweet, mellow, soulful, and with a very righteous vibe! The record's got some impeccable production – and the best cuts have a stripped-down groove that mixes keyboards and vocals in a way that's similar to recent work by D'Angelo and Jill Scott. Eryka's ... read more CD

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Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part One (4th World War) ... CD
Motown, 2008. Used ... $5.99
Badu is back with some of the deepest, funkiest and best music of her career – a mindblowing treatise for a New Amerykah – and what we'll consider an instant classic whether the world at large catches on or not! Erykah steps up this time with a set that balances the wilder impulses ... read more CD

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Pete BelascoDeeper ... CD
Compendia, 2004. Used ... $4.99
Sweet and smooth blue eyed soul from Pete Belasco – recorded with lots of jazzy undertones, and a really warm full sound that's mighty nice! Pete knows very well that less is more, and unlike other singers of his nature who can sometimes push things too much with a fake soul sound, Pete ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Pete BelascoGet It Together ... CD
Verve, 1995. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Beady BelleCricklewood Broadway ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2013. New Copy ... $8.99
Stunning sounds from Beady Belle – one of the greatest albums we've heard from the group in years – and that's saying a heck of a lot! Beady Belle are as soulful as ever, but also have a new sort of crackle too – a bit more clavinet mixed in with their Fender Rhodes, and this ... read more CD

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BilalLove Surreal ... CD
Purpose/E One, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
Tremendous work from Bilal – and further proof that his life on the indie side of the soul spectrum has been a very good thing! There's a crispness to the record that crackles right from the start – slight cosmic touches in the beats, but never too over the top – just enough to ... read more CD

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Aloe BlaccLift Your Spirit ... CD
Interscope, 2014. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Real spirit-lifting sounds from Aloe Blacc – a set that starts with a sense of righteousness right on the very first track – almost a gospel sense of spirit, mixed with Aloe's wonderfully secular groove! The beats are lean, the vocals are clean, and the record's got a tight snap all ... read more CD
Also available Lift Your Spirit ... LP 17.99

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Brand New HeaviesAll About The Funk ... CD
Shanachie, 2004. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
The Brand New Heavies back on top in the early 00s – coming across with a batch of funky soul tracks that should cross over large! The sound here is much tighter and hook-heavy than on their recent Japanese release – more in the vein of the chart-crossing funk the group were cooking up ... read more CD

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New Brand New HeaviesElephantitis – The Funk & House Remixes ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, Early 90s. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
A motherlode of rare tracks from The Brand New Heavies – a 2CD collection of their club and house remixes over the years, most of which were originally only issued on 12" singles! Although the Heavies' core groove has always been great enough to make their best albums instant classics, ... read more CD
(CD case has a cutout notch.)

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Carolann BrevardGreatness ... CD
Epitome Of Soul, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
A well-titled set from this up-and-coming singer – as it definitely seems like we'll be hearing a lot more greatness from Carolann in years to come! The album's a very well-crafted individual soul statement – with a vibe that's very different than other records of its nature these days ... read more CD

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New Venus BrownTar Baby ... CD
Tar Baby, 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great little record – with a really unique feel! Venus Brown blends together hip hop beats, sweet keyboards, and even a bit of acoustic guitar – all in support of some great lead vocals that bubble with the warmth of some of our best NuSoul releases. There's a live feel to the album ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Citrus SunPeople Of Tomorrow ... CD
Dome (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A really sweet set from this Incognito side project – a group who are even jazzier than usual work from Bluey and crew! The album's mostly instrumental – save for some great guest vocals from Valerie Etienne – and the focus is on longer solos on keyboards, guitar, and trumpet ... read more CD

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Alison CrockettMommy What's A Depression? ... CD
Crockett Gallery, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
Maybe the strongest, boldest album we've ever heard from Alison Crockett so far – a record that has the singer bursting forth with a sense of power that really blows away her previous albums! The album's a great reminder of Crockett's place in the soul underground over the past decade or so ... read more CD

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D'AngeloLady (radio, clean street version, just tha beat mix, live, inst w/chorus) ... CD
EMI, 1996. Used ... $2.99
Off the now classic first LP, with production from Primo and rhymes by AZ. CD
(Out of print.)

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D'AngeloLive At The Jazz Cafe, London – The Complete Show ... CD
EMI, 2000. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The first-ever full length presentation of a legendary live set from D'Angelo – recorded early in his career, and working through a host of classic tunes that really add in a nice layer to his own great music! D'Angelo's caught here in the legendary temple of groove – London's Jazz ... read more CD

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N'Dea DavenportN'Dea Davenport ... CD
V2, 1998. Used ... $5.99
The former lead singer from the Brand New Heavies breaks out on her own for this debut LP. The tracks have a straighter, less jazzy approach than you might hope for, and the album was largely self produced, though Dallas Austin contributed a few tracks. Though there's some material that verges on ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Cole DeGenovaAnother Country ... CD
Cole DeGenova, 2012. Used ... $5.99
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DessaParts Of Speech ... CD
Doom Tree, 2013. Used ... $4.99
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(Cover image has what appears to be an autograph. Digipack has a small dent on the spine.)

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DJ IncAfterset – Beats, Breaks, & Grooves ... CD
Dusty DJ Inc, 2003. Used ... $7.99
Sweet, smooth, and jazzy stepping tunes from Chicago's DJ Inc – an underground producer who's been crafting homegrown tracks for Chicago steppers for years! The set's got a really nice unpretentious feel – mostly just beats, basslines, and focused jazzy riffs on guitar, sax, and keys. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Don-ELittle Star ... CD
Dome (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the leading lights of the UK underground soul scene – back again in very fine formation, and coming across with a style that's even deeper and more mature than before! Don-E wrote and performed most of the tracks on the set himself, and also produced – in an effort that's got ... read more CD

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Down To The BoneSpread The Word (Album III) ... CD
Internal Bass/Atlantic, 2001. Used ... $4.99
The third album from Down To The Bone – the smooth UK jazzy outfit that first struck big on the US steppers scene in the mid 90s. This 3rd album's possibly their strongest to date – filled with smooth jazz soloing over tightly compressed rhythms, perfect for the modern stepping groove ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Shaun EscofferyIn The Red Room ... CD
Dome (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
We haven't heard from Shaun Escoffery in years – but damn, it's really been worth the wait! This album really knocks it out of the park from the very first note – and pushes Shaun way way farther than his previous work, which we really loved a lot – into some kind of sublime ... read more CD

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FloacistRise Of The Phoenix Mermaid ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
The title's really evocative here, and so is the music – maybe the strongest solo moment we've heard from Floacist so far! The tunes have a sensual quality that grabs us right away – not cloying, commercial romantic modes – but a laidback, personal, positive vibe that's produced ... read more CD

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Foreign ExchangeLove In Flying Colors ... CD
HBD, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
The best yet from Foreign Exchange! FE began as a transatlantic collaboration between rapper/singer Phone in NC and producer Nicolay in Holland – who literally got it done by exchanging files online – but since Nicolay moved closer, they've grown into one of finest indie soul acts in ... read more CD
Also available Love In Flying Colors ... LP 18.99

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Macy GrayId ... CD
Epic, 2001. Used ... $1.99
Macy Gray's steps to a higher level on The Id – this is no "sophomore slump" to our ears – actually a helluva lot better than her big selling debut! As on her first set, Macy's vocals are wonderful – totally unique, with that warm raspy soulful style that makes her one ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Macy GrayOn How Life Is ... CD
Epic, 1999. Used ... $1.99
Macy's first album, debuting her raw approach to both singing and lyrical content. With "I've Committed Murder", "Why Didn't You Call Me", "Sex-o-matic Venus Freak", "A Moment To myself", "Do Something" and "The Letter". CD

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Vivian GreenLove Story ... CD
Columbia, 2002. Used ... $3.99
Prepare to discover a new favorite singer – the smooth, sweet, and soulful Vivian Green, a great new vocalist who's stepping out here with an excellent debut! The album's very much in the tradition of the best underground female NuSoul releases of the past few years – combined with the ... read more CD

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Groove TheoryGroove Theory ... CD
Epic, 1995. Used ... $3.99
The only album ever from Groove Theory – but the set that introduced the world to Amel Larrieux – whose vocal talents alone are worth the price of admission! The feel here is a bit more mainstream soul than some of Amel's later work – but given the mid 90s date of release, the ... read more CD
(Small tear inside booklet.)

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Meklit HaderoWe Are Alive ... CD
Six Degrees, 2013. Used ... $4.99
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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Anthony HamiltonComin' From Where I'm From ... CD
Arista, 2003. Used ... $1.99
A really strong debut from Anthony Hamilton – easily the strongest album we've ever heard on the usually much more commercial So So Def label! Anthony seriously vibrates the rich depth of southern soul on every cut here, as filtered through late-model natural hip hop beats and vibes. He's ... read more CD

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Anthony HamiltonSouthern Comfort ... CD
MRV, 2007. Used ... $7.99
A label shift for Anthony Hamilton – and a bit of a shift in sound too – one that's slightly more rootsy at the bottom, almost a bit more grit than before – in keeping with the cover image and title of the set! The music's still very much in a contemporary R&B vein, but there' ... read more CD

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Hanne HukkelbergLittle Things ... CD
Leaf (Norway), 2004. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Van HuntOn The Jungle Floor ... CD
Capitol, 2006. Used ... $4.99
Van Hunt makes a big step forward for his second album – shaking off the simpler soul of his debut, and going for a wider range of sounds that should push him firmly into the mainstream! We're not saying this one's commercial, but just that Van Hunt's bringing in a bit more crossover ... read more CD

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IncognitoAmplified Soul ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Incognito never lets us down – and records like this keep us listening strongly year after year! The set's got all the core brilliance of Incognito at their best – a really classic approach to jazzy soul, served up with top shelf instrumentation by the group – and sent home ... read more CD

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IncognitoPositivity ... CD
Talkin' Loud/Universal, 1993. Used ... $2.99
Wonderful work from Incognito – perhaps their greatest album ever! By the time of this 1993 release, this Brit funky soul combo was in perfect form – blending together classic modes of jazz funk into a tight modern blend that's lasted a lot longer than anyone might have thought at the ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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IncognitoTribes, Vibes, & Scribes ... CD
Verve/Suonaphone, 1992. Used ... $3.99
A stunning little set from Incognito – the group's first full album on Talkin Loud records, and a set that's head and shoulders above their earlier jazz funk from the 80s! The sound here has a real "instant classic" quality – not just because it's dripping with the best ... read more CD

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InobeInobe ... CD
Modest Music, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99
Damn great work from Inobe – a singer who's waited more than a few years before giving us this sweet little record, but who's definitely used all that time to really deepen her game! Inobe's got a vocal range here that's really wonderful – very old school in its sense of richness, at a ... read more CD

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InternetFeel Good ... CD
Columbia, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Bubbling avant soul from The Internet – aka Syd The Kid & Matt Martian – who really step up their game on Feel Good! Syd has developed strongly as a singer – with a light, breathy touch that's a warmly welcoming foil to some of the more abstract production touches. That said ... read more CD

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Boney JamesSweet Thing ... CD
Warner, 1997. Used ... $3.99
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Jose JamesBlack Magic ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $15.99
A brilliant second set from Jose James – and that's saying a lot, given that his debut was already a classic in our book! The sound here is a little more full, and a little more confident – a magical blend of James' raspy vocals with some jazz and funk-inflected rhythms – never ... read more CD

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Jose JamesNo Beginning No End ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A great new chapter in the career of Jose James – and a record that really seems to take his already-amazing vocals to a whole new level! In a relatively short career, Jose's already been turning a lot of heads with his work on other projects, his jazz-based recordings, and his debut for ... read more CD

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New Jose JamesWhile You Were Sleeping ... CD
Blue Note, 2014. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Jose James sounds even deeper than ever here – really moving forward with that amazing voice, and really finding a special space between all the jazz, soul, and funk projects of previous years! The album has James almost emerging as a singer who can span genres and reach out to new scenes ... read more CD
Also available While You Were Sleeping ... LP 16.99

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Leela JamesFall For You ... CD
J & T, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Not even work on a reality show can dampen the fire of Leela James – still one of the boldest R&B singers of our generation! The album's got the sharp sound and no-nonsense approach that's made James a powerhouse right from the start – served up with an open, honest style on all ... read more CD

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Nate JamesSet The Tone ... CD
One Two (UK), 2005. Used ... $12.99
A really bright, tight batch of uptempo Brit soul from Nate James – with a sound that travels territory from classic heroes Stevie Wonder, to modern Brit pioneers such as the Brand New Heavies, to contemporary stars such as Raphael Saadiq and Maxwell! The crispness throughout this set is ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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JazzholeBlue 72 ... CD
Beave, 2014. Used ... $8.99
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Angela JohnsonNaturally Me ... CD
Nia, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Every new album from Angela Johnson turns out to be a treasure – but this set may well be one of the best she's done in years – and a really strong step forward for the singer! The music has this full, rich style that almost feels like classic soul at times – not a retro 60s vibe ... read more CD

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Syleena JohnsonChapter I – Love, Pain & Forgiveness ... CD
Jive, 2001. Used ... $3.99
The debut album from Syleena Johnson – daughter of 70s soul legend Syl Johnson, and a heck of a great singer in her own right! Syleena's got a style that's got some of the bluesy touches of her heritage, but she's working in a style that's got smoother touches of modern R&B – ... read more CD

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KelisFood (with bonus CD) ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2014. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
The never predictable, always endearing spacey pop soul chanteuse Kelis's debut for Ninja Tune – working with producer Dave Sitek – and it's her best record in years! We've loved Kelis from get-to around here, going back to when her vocal presence grounded the spacier sounds of the ... read more CD
Also available Food (with download) ... LP 28.99

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KelisKaleidoscope ... CD
Virgin, 1999. Used ... $3.99
At the time of this album's original release, the Neptunes had yet to take over the world, so it barely saw the light of day. Combining Chad & Pharrel's tight beats and infectious ghettofied songcraft with Kelis' sweet vocals, we can't really tell what the folks at the label were thinking, as ... read more CD

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Kindred The Family SoulCouple Friends ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Always-great work from Kindred The Family Soul – the unassuming duo who've really kept things strong over the years – and who always win us over with records like this! The pair sing together wonderfully – with a vibe that's rooted in spiritual modes, but turned towards very ... read more CD

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Kindred The Family SoulSurrender To Love ... CD
Hidden Beach/Sony, 2003. Used ... $5.99
Just when you thought Philadelphia had shown us all its great new soul singers, another fantastic act pops into the limelight! Kindred The Family Soul are a treasure, and the kind of group we can warm to on first listen! This debut record for Hidden Beach is a rich blend of male and female vocals ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New Ruth KolevaRuth ... CD
Flatline Collective, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
A beautiful debut from Ruth Koleva – a singer with roots in Bulgaria, but an ability to sing in a really universal style – a crisp take on 21st Century soul music that's bound to make her a real up-and-comer in the global soul underground! The album's got a perfect groove from start to ... read more CD

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KosiOne More Cup Of Coffee ... CD
Kosi, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
Kosi really grabbed us right away with the first track on this one – a sublime vocal reading of Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" – done in a way that just features her own slow-scatting, wordless vocals over a spare electric guitar – then she held us fast with a ... read more CD

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KosiPictures Of Us ... CD
Kosi, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
A really wonderful singer, with a very unique style – one that's rooted in jazz, but has an acoustic soul as well – set up perfectly here in these laidback arrangements that really let Kosi soar strongly on her own! The music is mostly jazz at the core – with wonderfully clean, ... read more CD

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Lady DaisyIn My Headphones ... CD
BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
No need to just restrict this sweet little set to headphone-only listening – because the sound is so bold and proud, it really should be loud – blasted out of speakers that really make the most of the bassy bottoms and the far-reaching vocals from Lady Daisey! The Lady's a blue-eyed ... read more CD

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Jarrod LawsonJarrod Lawson ... CD
Jarrod Lawson, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
A stunning debut from Jarrod Lawson – a singer we fell in love with right away – and who we'd rank right up there with some our favorite mellow soul artists of the 70s! Yes, the cover's got a look that's more indie rock – but Jarrod's got this righteous vibe and sense of flow ... read more CD

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Maysa LeakAll My Life (UK pressing) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2000. Used ... $4.99
A great modern soul album – and the new release from Maysa Leak, the lovely voice behind some of Incognito's best albums! If you know Incognito, you can guess the sound here – but the overall approach is different, with a lot more emphasis on soul sounds and jazzy arrangements, all ... read more CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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LedisiSoul Singer (original version) ... CD
LeSun, 2000. Used ... $8.99
The amazing debut of Ledisi – presented here in the original mix and with the original cover! Ledisi's got a heck of a voice – very rich and mellow, in a style that reminds us a bit of classic work by jazzy soul singers like Jean Carn or Dee Dee Bridgewater, but with more of a bite, ... read more CD

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LedisiTruth ... CD
Verve, 2014. Used ... $7.99
Wonderful work from Ledisi – a singer we've dug for many many years – and who always lives up to our faith in her music! We first dug Ledisi as an underground talent back in the 90s – but with this Verve album she's poised to take on all the best that mainstream soul has to offer ... read more CD
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Also available Truth (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 17.99

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LedisiTruth (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 2014. New Copy ... $17.99 18.98
Wonderful work from Ledisi – a singer we've dug for many many years – and who always lives up to our faith in her music! We first dug Ledisi as an underground talent back in the 90s – but with this Verve album she's poised to take on all the best that mainstream soul has to offer ... read more CD
Also available Truth ... CD 7.99

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Tyrone LeeInvitation ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
An inviting set of UK soul from Tyrone Lee! It's a nice mix of uptempo and mid tempo groovers with a modern sound, though it skirts contemporary trends, giving it a vibe that'll stand the test of time. Tyrone has a naturally soulful and confident presence – with the poise of a veteran ... read more CD

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John LegendLove In The Future (deluxe edition) ... CD
GOOD/Columbia, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 15.98
Another step forward for John Legend – on a record that should have that amazing voice reaching even more ears than ever before! By that, we don't necessarily mean that the set's commercial, just put together with a mode that goes way beyond conventional soul – still deep at the core, ... read more CD

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MaxwellBlack Summer's Night ... CD
Columbia, 2009. Used ... $7.99
A massive return to form for Maxwell – his first album in many years, but definitely well worth the wait! The set's supposedly the start of a trilogy – but hell, we're more than happy to have it all on its own – a wonderful reminder of the deeply soulful sound that first made us ... read more CD

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New Janelle MonaeArchandroid ... CD
Bad Boy, 2010. Used ... $4.99
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MonicaMiss Thang ... CD
Rowdy, 2005. Used ... $2.99
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(BMG music club pressing.)

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MuzartMuzart ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
A tremendous little record from Muzart – upbeat, positive, and wonderfully grooving right from the start – served up in a beautiful blend of club rhythms and righteous soul, all with a sense of precision that we haven't heard this well in years! The vibe here is a bit contemporary, but ... read more CD

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New Shara NelsonWhat Silence Knows ... CD
Chrysalis, 1994. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "Uptight", "Down That Road", "How Close", "One Godobye In Ten", and "Inside Out". CD

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Frank OceanChannel ORANGE ... CD
Def Jam, 2012. Used ... $6.99
The breakout album for singer Frank Ocean – the featured voice and name attached to some stellar material by other acts leading up to this career-making set for Interscope! Simply put, Channel ORANGE is the hella rare pop phenomenon that not only lives up to the pre-release hype, it actually ... read more CD

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Rahsaan PattersonRahsaan Patterson ... CD
MCA, 1996. Used ... $3.99
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Personal LifeMorning Light ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
The first we've heard from this UK group – but given the strength of the record, we're betting we'll be digging them for many years to come! The album's a great no-nonsense contemporary soul affair – put together in a really old school sort of way that recalls the energy of Brand New ... read more CD

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Will Preston#Reacquainted ... CD
West King, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99
We're getting reacquainted with the music of Will Preston all over again – thanks to this sweet little set and its really fresh sound! Will's vocals are very much at the level of his previous two sets – but the groove here is even greater, and bristles with lots of nice crackle right ... read more CD

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New RajdulariJourney Of A Woman ... CD
Rajdulari Music, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
A really great debut from Rajdulari – a singer with a hell of a strong voice, and a great ability to mix her lyrics with funky instrumental elements – maybe the best artist to do so since the debut of Jill Scott! The record's got a really special sort of punch – a quality that's ... read more CD

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RebirthThis Journey In ... CD
Kajmere, 2005. Used ... $6.99
The long-awaited first full length set by Rebirth – and a record that more than lives up to all the brilliant promise the group has displayed on their first few singles! Rebirth are an amazing combo – a fully-formed funky soul ensemble with a vision that's incredibly deep – and a ... read more CD

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Althea ReneIn The Flow ... CD
Trippin' N' Rhythm, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
One of the most dynamic albums we've ever heard from flutist Althea Rene – a set that's still got all her sweet soulful solo work firmly in place, but one that also adds in a bit more groove at the bottom too! The album's done in close collaboration with Michael Broening – who plays ... read more CD

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RevelationsCost Of Living ... CD
Decision, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
Tight funky soul from The Revelations – one of the few contemporary funk groups who also know how to harmonize with their groove! The Revelations boast a great lead singer in the form of Rell Gaddis, but most of the group members also join in on the chorus bits too – and really help ... read more CD
Also available Cost Of Living (plus download) ... LP 15.99

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Calvin Richardson2:35 PM ... CD
Hollywood, 2003. Used ... $3.99
Surprisingly deep soul from Calvin Richardson – a singer who seems to get better and better the older he gets! The feel on here is somewhere in the new classic style of some of D'Angelo's work – with a very strong gospel-inspired feel on the vocals, and instrumentation that's tight, ... read more CD

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Eric RobersonAppetizer ... CD
Blue Erro Soul, 2005. New Copy ... $9.99
If this is an appetizer, we can't wait until the full meal! Eric Roberson initially put this set together to whet people's appetite for his next album – which is still a long way off – but in doing so, he realized that he had way more tracks than he thought for the original EP, and he ... read more CD

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Eric RobersonB-Sides, Features, & Heartaches ... CD
Blue Erro Soul, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A range of special projects, guest appearances, and b-sides from Eric Roberson – and music that's mostly still better than the top-shelf recordings from most other artists! Eric's a singer we've loved for years, no matter what the setting – and he's got a richly collaborative spirit ... read more CD

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Eric RobersonBox ... CD
Blue Erro Soul, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Stunning soul from Eric Roberson – an artist we've already loved for many years, but who just keeps on getting better and better with each new record! The album's got a near-perfect feel that lives up to the poise and confidence displayed by Roberson on the cover – songwriting that's ... read more CD

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Eric RobersonEric Roberson Presents: The Vault Vol 1 ... CD
Eric Roberson, 2002. New Copy ... $9.99
Brilliant work from America's next great soul singer – the incredible Eric Roberson, one of the freshest male soul vocalists in years! At one level, Eric's work is steeped in the classic styles of Donnie Hathaway and Marvin Gaye – but at another, it's completely without cliche or ... read more CD
(Back in print and featuring songs that did not appear on the 1.5 version!)

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Eric RobersonEric Roberson Presents: The Vault Vol 1.5 ... CD
Steel Petal, 2004. New Copy ... $9.99 12.98
A heavily reworked version of Eric Roberson's massive Vault album – one of our favorite new soul releases of the past few years! This version shares a cover and title with the first version, but overall, it's practically a whole new record – with 8 songs out of 12 that are completely ... read more CD

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Eric RobersonEsoteric ... CD
Eric Roberson, 2001. New Copy ... $9.99
The genesis of a modern soul genius – Eric Roberson's first album, finally back in print, and filled with a wonderful assortment of early work! Eric kind of set this one up as an introduction to his wide range of talents – including notes in the booklet about each tune and the story of ... read more CD

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Eric RobersonLeft ... CD
Blue Erro Soul, 2007. New Copy ... $9.99
Instant genius from the mighty Eric Roberson – easily one of the greatest soul singers we've ever heard – and that's saying a lot, given how many records we've listened to over the years! Eric's one of the few artists who can bring a smile to our face from the very first note of a new ... read more CD

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Eric RobersonMusic Fan First ... CD
Blue Erro Soul, 2009. New Copy ... $9.99
Damn wonderful music from Eric Roberson – an artist who never lets us down! Eric's got a style that's unlike anyone else we can think of – warm, wonderful, and full of joy – without any posturing modes at all, and a down to earth sensibility that's kept him at the top of our ... read more CD

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Raphael SaadiqInstant Vintage ... CD
Universal, 2002. Used ... $5.99
A tough title to live up to – but Raphael makes it happen! The album's as wonderful as you might think – all the deeply soulful styles Saadiq worked out with Tony Toni Tone, taken back through a historical range of soul music – firmly planted in a legacy that begins with Stevie ... read more CD

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Ivana SantilliTony ... CD
Do Right (Canada), 2008. New Copy ... $4.99
The most deeply soulful set so far from Ivana Santilli! The beats and bottom of the record are a lot heavier than before – and set perfectly to Ivana's well-voiced lyrics, which go far beyond simple soul cliches, and really show a nice push forward in her songwriting abilities over the years. ... read more CD

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Tony SaundersAppaloosa ... CD
San Francisco, 2014. Used ... $7.99
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New Jill Scott & OthersCollaborations ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2007. Used 2CD ... $4.99
Jill Scott's a singer with a mighty generous spirit – and in addition to her own (all too few) recordings over the years, she's made some tremendous appearances on records under the leadership of other artists – a good deal of which are included in this set! Jill's not the kind of ... read more CD
(Also features a bonus CD – with material by Hidden Beach artists who include Jill Scott, Keite, Jeff Bradshaw, Peter Black, Sunny Hawkins, and Onitsha.)

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SealSeal (1990) ... CD
Sire/Warner, 1990. Used ... $0.99
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New SeekJourney Into Day (UK pressing) ... CD
Dome (UK), 2003. Used ... $5.99
A monumental achievement for Atlanta's Seek – their greatest record to date, and an instant soul classic! The group have really come together wonderfully for this set – hitting on all burners, from the sweet smooth instrumentation of the tracks, to the great lead vocals by singer Lisa ... read more CD

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Jonathan SigelHard Water ... CD
Jonathan Sigel, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99
Sweet soulful trumpet from Jonathan Sigel – an artist who's got a really great ear for the best fusion styles of the 70s – particularly work by some of the more R&B inflected trumpet players of the time! The grooves are awash in warm keyboard lines, and sometimes feature either a ... read more CD

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Kenny SmithLast Days ... CD
Airtight, 2003. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Angie StoneRich Girl ... CD
Saguaro Road, 2012. Used ... $7.99
Angie Stone's first for Saguaro Road – one that she's calling a more personal project than some of her recent work – and sure enough, it's a strong one! We actually dug Angie's couple of albums for the rebooted Stax label in the late 00s – but you know what, if Angie's happier ... read more CD

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Joss StoneSoul Sessions ... CD
S Curve, 2003. Used ... $2.99
A surprisingly deep batch of pop soul from Joss Stone – one that manages to live up to the title! Joss goes way out with her strong, deeply 70s influenced vocal histrionics on a batch of tunes that stretch all over the songwriting landscape. She tackles tunes by as far-reaching a group of ... read more CD

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Avery SunshineSunroom ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Avery Sunshine stunned us with her debut, but she really blows us away with this amazing second set – a record that has the singer not only deepening her sound, but also hitting this really classic vibe that takes us back to legendary music on Stax or Hi Records! The production and setting ... read more CD

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Swing Out SisterSomewhere Deep In The Night (UK version) ... CD
EMI (UK), 2001. New Copy ... $8.99
Great work from Swing Out Sister – very different than the 80s work by them you might know, with a much more sophisticated sound, and an expansive approach to the musical backings that really takes the work somewhere new! Singer Corrine Drewrey has really matured in her style, singing with ... read more CD

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Lewis TaylorLewis II ... CD
Island (UK), 2000. Used ... $9.99
It's been four years since Lewis Taylor's stunning debut album – but it's been worth the wait! Few recent singers have grabbed our attention so much – and we'd put Lewis into an "instant classic" soul category that would include the elite group of Omar, Monday Michiru, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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