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Vanessa FreemanShades ... CD
Chilli Funk (UK), 2004. Used .... $9.99
One of the strongest albums to come out of the London scene in years – and a stunning debut from vocalist Vanessa Freeman! Vanessa's vocals have been bubbling out of some great singles in recent years, but here she steps forth as a major talent with a fully-formed set – produced in collaboration with the great Phil Asher, and grooving in a very solid Restless Soul mode! The record's got a much more solid soul-based approach than some of the other recent sets on Chilifunk – as Vanessa's firmly in control of each tune, guiding them with her massively soulful vocals – some of the best we've heard since Carleen Anderson's early work with the Young Disciples! The set also features lots of keyboards by Mark De Clive-Lowe and Kaidi Tatham – and titles include "Shades", "Dawning Of A New Day", "Hang Tight", "Cover Me", "Life Line", "Who Are You", and "Fresh & Wild". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Monday MichiruMoods ... CD
MCJP (Japan), 2003. Used .... $14.99
A wonderful little album from Monday Michiru – her 10th solo album to date, and her best so far! The album builds on the maturing sound that Monday's been crafting over her past few records – a really cohesive sound that takes bits of classic 70s jazz, Latin rhythms, acoustic soul, and a fresh 21st century spirit – all swept up together in the warmth of Monday's vocals and her deeply personal approach to songwriting. Monday wrote, arranged, and produced the whole set herself – and the band has some wonderfully jazzy work from Dave Kikoski on Fender Rhodes, plus lots of nice flute, tenor, and soprano sax! Titles include "Transcend", "To Be", "Crave", "Cut To The Chase", "Moods", and "A New Silence". CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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VRevelation Is Now Televised ... CD
BBE (UK), 2005. Used .... $7.99
An instant classic – and one of the best new soul albums of the 21st Century so far – the debut of Valvin Roane II, aka V – a fresh talent from the wide side of the Philly scene! V's working here with production from Jazzy Jeff, Pete Smoovah, and Pete Kuzma, Jill Scott's bandleader – and the set has an amazing quality that more than lives up to it's classic-styled cover and title! V sings with a voice that would be great enough on its own – a church-schooled mode that's deeply soulful, and which hearkens back to 70s Marvin Gaye or Stevie Wonder – but with the added production from Jeff and the Petes, he really strides forward with a bold new sound – one that's spacey one minute, crispy the next – often laidback, yet never lazy in its approach to the music. And while it would be easy enough to label this one as "classic soul" and leave it at that, V's also got a vibe that's richly his own – one that really fits the unpretentious photo on the cover, and which is a refreshing change from overly-postured male soul (and that includes even the stuff that's pretending its not!) Titles include "Born Again", which features Jill Scott – plus "Confess", "Best Friend", "Picture This", "Still", "Who Would I Be", "Would U Be Mine", "Anotha Phase", "Melody", and "Hey Pretty Baby". CD
(Out of print.)

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Amy WinehouseBack To Black ... CD
Universal, 2006. Used .... $6.99
An incredible album from Amy Winehouse – even way better than her fantastic debut! Although a contemporary soul album, this one's steeped in tradition – soul styles that run the gamut from Detroit down to Kingston, and which are carried off here with a rougher, sharper-edged sound than before! The instrumentation on here is really mindblowing – almost at a Motown level, with isolated instruments really crackling out from the fuller backings – all set to rhythms that snap and bounce, and are almost a bit funky at times. Credit is definitely due to producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi – but Amy's vocals are really tremendous too – classic, but really personal and fresh! Titles include "Rehab", "Just Friends", "Back To Black", "Love Is A Losing Game", "He Can Only Hold Her", "Some Unholy War", and "Me & Mr Jones". CD

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New LedisiSoul Singer (original version) ... CD
LeSun, 2000. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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, and more of a hip hop sensibility. The tracks on this debut set are wonderfully produced – blending together jazzy instrumentation and heavy beats with some warm soul arrangements that are both totally fresh, yet also infused with a classic approach to the music. The record's a treasure, and will be one of the best new soul albums of the past decade! Titles include "Stop Livin In Ya Head", "Hotel", "Groove On", "Free Again", "Papa Loved To Love Me", "I Wantcha Babe", "Groove On", "Get Outta My Kitchen", and "Take Time". CD
 
 
 
 



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