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The best of the contemporary soul underground -- artists we know and love, and are proud to support!


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Victor (Japan), 2014. New Copy
One of the coolest collections of contemporary soul we've ever heard – a wonderful batch of work in a laidback, cosmic sort of vibe! The music here resonates strongly with the 70s vintage you'll find in most of the other Free Soul compilations – but it's all relatively recent, and ... CD
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Dwitza/Tummy Touch, 2013. New Copy
Tremendous work from Ed Motta – a record that not only lives up to all the promise we've found in his music over the years – but which also goes way way beyond, and really knocks it out of the park! The title here is no lie, as Ed's a huge fan of AOR modes from the 70s – ... CD
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Brown Sugar
Capitol, 1995. Very Good+
An instant classic from the moment it was first released – and still pretty darn pleasing these days! D'Angelo's first album, and a sweetly crafted batch of songs that have a strong "return to the classic sound" vibe to them. Cuts include "Smooth", "Me & Those ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stones Throw, 2010. Very Good+
A pretty sweet single from Mayer Hawthorne – doing his retro inspired soul falsetto vocals on a cover of the Otis Leavill's "I Need You" from the late 60s – and production by Nottz that gives it something of a spacey hip hop soul vibe! Hawthorne clearly loves the original ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Feel The Fire
Shanachie, 2007. Used
More Sweet Classic Soul from Maysa Leak – a collection of soul music gems from many years back, redone with a smooth and jazzy contemporary feel! The format's similar to Maysa's other recent albums – a great revival of these tracks, sung by one of the best voices working today in soul ... CD
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Allen Stone
ATO, 2012. Used
No description available. CD
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Stephanie McKay EP
Astralwerks, 2006. Used
A long-overdue introduction of Brooklyn singer Stephanie McKay to the US market – especially given that her debut album was issued in the UK a few years ago! This 5 track EP is a bit of a teaser to Stephanie's projected full length US set – and it features 3 new tracks that are all ... CD
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Comet Come To Me
Naive (France), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Meshell Ndegeocello comes on with the force of a comet – and delivers one of her boldest records in years – a crackling set of cosmic soul tunes that have all the power of the singer in her early years! Meshell's definitely absorbed some of the headier elements of her varied projects ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Worldwide Underground
Motown, 2003. New Copy
LP...$9.99 10.98
A nice one from Badu – one with a depth of feeling and genuine soulful vibes that live up to its title, despite the fact that she records for one of the world's biggest media conglomerates! It's all about the vibe here. Erykah rolls her syllables, scats and emotes feelings more than an ... LP, Vinyl record album
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No Beginning No End
Blue Note, 2013. Used
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 ... CD
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Sweet Classic Soul
Shanachie, 2006. Used
Timeless soul from Maysa – who here lends her sweet molasses vocals to numbers made famous by Stevie Wonder, Teddy Pendergrass, The Isley Brothers, Chaka Khan, The Stylistics, Roberta Flack and others! Maysa fully employs the sophisticated mellow soul approach on this set – befitting ... CD
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Island (UK), 1996. Used
One of several excellent 12"s off Taylor's first phenomenal LP, featuring a great batch of tracks, all truly deep soul that doesn't betray it's contemporary roots, or the blue-eyed old world origin of the singer, either! CD
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Get In Touch With Yourself
Fontana, 1992. Used
No description available. CD
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V2, 1998. Near Mint-
12" single from the 1998 solo LP by this ex-lead singer for the Brand New Heavies. Features Mos Def on 2 mixes. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Concord, 2013. Used
A really compelling mix of folk roots and deeper soul – served up here by one of the most unique artists we've heard in years! Valerie June is really carving out some unique territory here – singing and playing guitar at a level that feels rooted in Appalachia, but also sometimes ... CD
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Black Diamond
Arista, 1999. Used
Angie Stone's first solo LP, after her years with the Sequence and Vertical Hold. With a sound that nods towards the classic soul of the 70s, but firmly rooted in a more contemporary post-Hip Hop/NuSoul vibe, this set's a strong effort with the sort of self assured songcraft and tight production ... CD
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If You Knew Her
Brownswood (UK), 2013. New Copy
An even better album than Zara McFarlane's debut – and a record that lets us dig even deeper into the wonderful world of her vocals! The instrumentation here is mostly stripped down – usually just a bit of percussion, bass, or piano – used as sparingly here as on some of Jose ... LP, Vinyl record album
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If You Knew Her
Brownswood (UK), 2013. New Copy
An even better album than Zara McFarlane's debut – and a record that lets us dig even deeper into the wonderful world of her vocals! The instrumentation here is mostly stripped down – usually just a bit of percussion, bass, or piano – used as sparingly here as on some of Jose ... CD
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Relativity, 1997. Used
No description available. CD
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Jazzfunk
Ensign (UK), 1982. Used
Early early work from the Brit jazz funk ensemble Incognito! Jean Paul "Bluey" Maunick was just starting out when he cut this album during the early 80s – but the record's got a tightly grooving sound that shows all the power that he'd later have during the 90s, mixed with some ... CD
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Boy Is Mine
Arista, 1998. Used
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Ropeadope, 2014. Used CD & DVD
A brilliant set of live Snarky Puppy, in all their tightly grooving, though boundlessly creative jazzy soul glory – and it's as great as anything we've heard or seen from them to date! The "Here" of We Like It Here is Utrecht, Netherlands – where they recorded it live (with ... CD
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Dome/Soul Lounge (UK), 2014. New Copy 3CD
No lounging here – as the depth of the music is mighty inspiring – and a great reminder that there's always so much wonderful soul music we still need to discover! The package is the 11th great volume in this excellent series – and like the others, it provides a really rich ... CD
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In The Red Room
Dome (UK), 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Journey Of A Woman
Rajdulari Music, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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People Of Tomorrow
Dome (UK), 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Virgin, 1999. Near Mint- (pic cover)
With Redman & Method Man. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Zomba, 1997. Used
No description available. CD
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Soul Music
Soul 1st, 2012. Used
No description available. CD
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Modern Life
Blue Moon, 1995. Used
No description available. CD
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Dome (UK), 2003. Used
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 ... CD
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Dwitza/Membran (Germany), 2013. New Copy Gatefold
Tremendous work from Ed Motta – a record that not only lives up to all the promise we've found in his music over the years – but which also goes way way beyond, and really knocks it out of the park! The title here is no lie, as Ed's a huge fan of AOR modes from the 70s – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Naturally Me
Nia, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Kosi, 2013. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Greatness
Epitome Of Soul, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Blue Erro Soul, 2014. New Copy
CD...$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 ... CD
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BamaLoveSoul, 2012. New Copy
A wonderful compilation put together by BamaLoveSoul – who are among the greatest champions of the best, deepest soul in the contemporary landscape! This diverse set is 10 strong with excellent underground soul, laidback instrumentals and otherwise solid sounds – all of which we're ... CD
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Ruth
Flatline Collective, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Blue Note, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Box
Blue Erro Soul, 2014. New Copy
CD...$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 ... CD
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Muzart
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Esoteric
Eric Roberson, 2001. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Eric Roberson, 2002. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Ninja Tune, 2014. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
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Black Magic
Brownswood (UK), 2010. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Remixes EP
Ninja Tune, 2014. New Copy
A nice little remix EP of some of our favorite tracks from Kelis's best album in years, and first for Ninja Tune – with mixes by Mount Kimble, Visionist, Darq E Freaker, Machine Drum and Rob Garza! Includes "Jerk Ribs (Mount Kimble Remix)", "Friday Fish Fry (Visionist ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Man
Freestyle (UK), 2013. New Copy
A killer set from Omar – an artist we've loved right from the start, and someone who's never ever let us down! The record's got a great lean feel – almost a return to the modes that Omar first released on his classic material for Talking Loud – that tight, no-nonsense approach to ... LP, Vinyl record album
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All About The Funk
Shanachie, 2004. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Ninja Tune, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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EMI, 2000. New Copy
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 ... CD
 
Updated October 01, 2014


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