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Brand New HeaviesBrand New Heavies ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 1990. Used ... $3.99
A monumental piece of funk – and a record that came into the world at a time when it seemed like just about everyone had forgotten how to play real funky music! This set's the US version of the first album by London scenesters The Brand New Heavies – and although it came out in the states 2 years after the UK set, it's essentially the same record – just featuring new vocals by singer N'Dea Davenport in place of the original vocalist Jay Ella Ruth. Davenport's vocals transported the group from indie acid jazz obscurity into the US soul charts in a way that nobody ever expected – and the resulting album is a stone classic that's filled with excellent cuts like "Ride In The Sky", "Never Stop", "Dream Come True", and "Stay This Way". Great stuff all around – and one of the few classic soul albums of its generation! CD

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Brand New HeaviesBrand New Heavies – Trunk Funk Classics 1991 to 2000 ... CD
Delicious Vinyl/Rhino, 1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $7.99
15 tracks from one of the best jazz funk bands of the past 25 years! The Brand New Heavies have a wonderful sound that mixes 70s jazz funk with a tight modern soul groove – never sleepy, and infused with all the best energy of older groups. They first sprung into being in the early days of the London acid jazz scene of the late 80s – but over the next few years, they became one of the best soul acts in the world, breaking out of the underground, and storming the US charts with classics like "Dream On Dreamer", "Stay This Way", and "Never Stop". All those cuts are on this tasty "best of" set – as are numbers from their hip hop experiments, including "Soul Flower" with The Pharcyde, "Bonafide Funk" with Main Source, and remixes of "Sometimes" with Q-Tip and "Saturday Nite" with Mos Def. The set also features "Dream Come True '92", "Put The Funk Back In It", "Have A Good Time", "Bonafide", and "Finish What You Started", a new track with vocals by N'Dea Davenport! CD

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New Ed MottaAs Segundas Intencoes Do Manual Pratico ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing album from one of Brazil's greatest soul stars! Ed Motta's the nephew of Tim Maia, and he's part of a huge legacy of Brazilian soul music that's been largely untapped by listeners in the US. Fortunately, Ed's been getting his dues in other scene's lately – as his album before this was picked up by the London groove scene, and the recent MG4 album by Japanese combo Mondo Grosso had Ed doing some guest vocals. This album, though, is a monster – and it's certainly one to push Ed firmly onto the map over the next few years. The record perfectly blends modern soul production with touches of Brazilian rhythms and Ed's warm soulful vocals. The record's got arrangements that are a lot more complicated than some of Ed's earlier work – and it fits perfectly with some of the modern Japanese soul we've been stocking in our New Grooves section, especially work by Mondo Grosso. Lyrics are mostly in Portuguese, but the grooves are perfectly global in flavor. Titles include "Dez Mais Um Amor", "Ela Disse Sim", "Magica De Um Charlatao", "Joia De Magoa", "Outono No Rio", "Assim Assim", and the wonderful "A Tijuca Em Cinemascope", a complicated jazzy number that ends the record, and which sounds like some lost gem from MPS or Mark Murphy! CD

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New VariousSoul Power ... CD
Dome (UK), 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little collection of modern R&B tracks from the London-based Dome label – featuring a number of their strong UK acts, plus a few tunes from American artists. Titles include "Treat You Like A Queen" by Rahsaan Patterson, "A New Jam" by Tommy Sims, "Every Day" by Darwin Hobbs, "Spirit Jam" by James D-Train Williams, "I Will Always Remember You" by Denetria Chance, "Take Time" by Ledisi, "Friend Of Mine" by Coolys Hot Box, "I Wish I'd Never Met You" by Mica Paris with Bobby Womack, "That'll Do It" by Annointed, and "Future" by Donna Gardner. CD
(Out of print.)