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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
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Sylk 130When The Funk Hits The Fan ... CD
Ovum/Ruffhouse/Columbia, 1997. Used .... $1.99
Hip stuff, and a great mix of soul, funk, jazz, and hip hop. Ursula Rucker sings vocals on a number of tracks, and the record spans a number of styles without stretching itself too thin. In fact, the real appeal of the set is its fresh ability to move around through a number of influences – keeping the groove alive on tracks like "Getting Into It", "Season's Change", "The Reason", "Jimmy Leans Back", "Uptown", and a remake of "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life". CD
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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
Also available Back To Black ... LP 14.99

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New Adriana EvansNomadic ... CD
Next Thing, 2004. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The long-awaited second album from Adriana Evans – head and shoulders above her debut! The sound here is a lot more complicated than on the first LP – with a righteous vibe that mixes together elements we never would have expected in her previous work! Adriana's working here with longtime collaborator Jonathan "Dred" Scott – in a blend of styles that includes bits of folk, Brazilian, and classic soul touches – all produced in a sweetly compressed mode that makes all the best bits cook together into a simmering brew that's got a unique flavor of its own. Adriana's grown in leaps and bounds in the years since we last heard from her, stepping out here as a whole new artist with sound that's bold and fresh – on tracks that include "Remember The Love", "Rollin On", "7 Days", "Morning Light", "What It Is", "Something", "In Search Of", and "Cold As Ice". CD