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


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
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
Please Rewind
Moonchild, 2014. New Copy
Really really wonderful work from Moonchild – even better than we remember from the first time around! The group have this perfect balance of vocals and jazzy instrumentation – played by a trio who handle all the instruments themselves, then produce the whole set – in support of ... CD
Be Free
Moonchild, 2012. New Copy
Amazing sounds from Moonchild – a group as lovely as their name! The style here is slinky and stellar – spacey funk that's heavy on keyboards, yet really laidback too – stepping along in a cool cosmic vibe that's perfect for the lead vocals of Amber Navran – a hell of a ... CD
In The Hand Of The Inevitable
Acid Jazz (UK), 1995. Very Good
One of our favorite albums of the 90s – an instant-classic soul set from the James Taylor Quartet, working here at the height of their powers! James and his group hit a classic vibe that sounds somewhere in between Johnny Hammond's Gears LP and some of the other great records on Fantasy. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mars/Venus
Arista, 2001. Used
16 tracks in all including skits. Titles include "Weekend Thing", "After Party", "Chick On Da Side", "Blackout", "All Those Fancy Things", "Quickie", "Hater's Disease", "Qualified" and "Do U See". ... CD
Brother Sister
Delicious Vinyl, 1994. Used
The group's second real album, and one that never manages to totally capture the groove of the first – but which still has some pretty great writing and playing that set it apart from most of the soul of its generation! The cut "Dream On Dreamer" is one of those early 90s groovers ... CD
Organic Plastic Music
BMG (Japan), 2002. Used
Pretty sweet work from Orange Pekoe – a dreamy Japanese group with a sound that's somewhere between Monday Michiru and Lisa Ono! Most of the work on the set is in Japanese, and the music's a nice blend of bossa-inflected rhythms, acoustic guitar, jazzy bits, and some Nu Soul stylings. ... CD
Good 4 We
East West, 1992. Used
CD
Boy Is Mine
Arista, 1998. Used
CD
Best Of Incognito
Suonaphone/Blue Thumb, 1990s. Used
Includes edits & remixes. ... CD
Destiny
Island, 1997. Used
CD
Genuine (UK), 2004. Near Mint- (pic cover)
12-inch, Vinyl record
Home Again
Interscope, 2012. New Copy
The full length debut for Michael Kiwanuka – a record that stands out brilliantly, not only for it's strength and depth – but also because almost no one is making airy, often acoustic soul music on a major label in 2012! The record has been compared to Terry Callier's work with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Good Things
Stones Throw, 2010. New Copy 2LP
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul ... LP, Vinyl record album
Supa Sista
K7 (France), 2001. Used
The stunning debut of Ursula Rucker – the vocalist/poetess who's worked over the past few years with The Roots, Silent Poets, and 4 Hero! The album's got a sly dark edge – part NuSoul, part downtempo beats, and on most of the tracks, Ursula recites her lyrics in a slightly cold voice, ... CD
Astralwerks, 2003. Used
The Naked sound in all its glory – a swirling batch of soulful clubby numbers, done with lots of smooth touches! The set features some of the most sought-after singles from the well-known Naked Music imprint – including some rare remixes and b-sides, all presented together as an ... CD
Verve/Suonaphone, 1992. Used
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 ... CD
Moon Bossa (UK pressing)
Dome (UK), 2006. Used
A wonderful, bossa-inflected jazzy soul surprise from UK-bred/Atlanta-based diva Julie Dexter and ATL-fellow Khari Simmons of Jiva – an effervescent batch of tunes that meld the best modern soul styles of both artists with a mutual affection for bossa rhythms! The duo pulls off the blend ... CD
Dorado (UK), 1997. Used
The second LP from this enigmatic UK soul diva. The album, like her first, has a tightly produced sample-driven funk groove, with lots of warm keyboard touches that work well with Jhelisa's shimmering vocals. There's definitely a bit more spaciness to the production style here, but it works ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2002. Used
Do these guys ever lose their touch? We think not – as this album, the group's umpteenth, is pretty darn great! Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick pulled out all the stops on this set – working with a range of vocalists that includes Joy Rose, Kelli Sae, Tony Momrelle, Joy Malcolm, ... CD
Mood Of Midnight
Morning Crew, 1995. Used
CD
Positivity
Talkin' Loud/Universal, 1993. Used
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 ... CD
Soul Sessions
Giant Step, 2002. Used
A fantastic overview of the wealth of underground soul currently bubbling on the US scene! The package is put together by the folks at Giant Step – best known for their work in the house field, but lately moving into more soulful territory, and handling some of America's best underground ... CD
Inside Life
Talkin' Loud/Verve, Early 90s. Used
The album's got lots of nice jazz fusiony tracks, blended with the nice R&B tip that the band usually has. Titles include "Love In the Dark", "Soho", "One Step To A Miracle", "Smile", and their great cover of "Always There". ... CD
WEA (France), 2002. Used
Radikal soul from the Philly Underground – a full album of work by Vikter Duplaix, one of the most important Philly talents of recent years, finally stepping out in his own set! Vikter's been making his mark in recent years with great contributions on compilations, singles, and remix ... CD
Epic, 1997. Used
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Radified
Soulciety (Germany), 1992. Used
CD
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
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
Expansion (UK), 2014. New Copy 2 CDs
Richly soulful sounds for a mighty nice price – with a lot of great tunes by soul legends and contemporary torch carriers alike – in a nicely paced 3CD set! A good deal of the tracks here put a contemporary twist on the sophisticated soul sounds of the later 70s and into the 80s – ... CD
Pebble To A Pearl
Stax, 2008. Used
CD
Hard Water
Jonathan Sigel, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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
BBE (UK), 2010. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
A soulful set from Georg Levin – who delivered a knockout solo album on Sonar Kollectiv a few years back – delivering on that promise wonderfully on this set for BBE! Levin straddles the line between real, yet clubby soul and soul rooted and laidback dancefloor – he pretty much ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), 2010. Used
Soulful sounds from Georg Levin – who delivered a knockout solo album on Sonar Kollectiv a few years back – delivering on that promise wonderfully on this one for BBE! Levin straddles the line between real, yet clubby soul and soul rooted, laidback dancefloor – he pretty much has ... CD
Choklate Music, 2009. Used
Wicked, wonderful stuff from Choklate – a record that we dig even more than the singer's great debut a few years before! If you're digging for underground soul, this set's definitely one to dig – as it's one of that rare breed of record that grabs you from the start, and makes your ... CD
Salt
Verve, 2003. Used
A sweet young jazz singer – steeped in the traditions of Dee Dee Bridgewater and Dianne Reeves, striking out on her own in a really solid debut album! The set's got a warm, jazzy feel – lots of keyboards and piano in the backings, but done in a way that lifts up the voice of Lizz on a ... CD
Sun & Moon
Soulnari, 2005. Used
Finally – the first full length album by Jiva, a group that we've loved for their singles in recent years, and have been dying to hear more of! Jiva are one of the strongest acts on the current Atlanta scene – a warmly soulful group who've also got a nice touch of jazz – and a ... CD
Dome (UK), 1990s. Used
An overview of the Dome Records label – home to some of the best underground soul in the UK for the past decade, and a label that's going stronger and stronger in recent years! The set's a great way to dip into Dome's rich catalog at a nice price – as it includes 17 track that run the ... CD
Song/Artemis, 2005. Used
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Ain't Nobody Worryin'
So So Def/Arista, 2005. Used
The best album yet from Anthony Hamilton – one of major label soul's saving graces of the mid 00s – and one of the few cats out there making records that melds an organic groove with production that's crisp & poppin'! Anthony's songs dip into the time-honored soul style of songs ... CD
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
Life Cycles
Debra Debs/Arts Quest (UK), 2013. New Copy
A brilliant batch of new millenium soul from Debra Debs! Debra is a London-based, Cameroon-born singer, and Life Cycles is the first full length effort we've heard from her, but it leaves us with little doubt that she'll be around for years to come. This is some of the nicest indie soul we've ... CD
Verve, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
Universal (Japan), Early 2010s. New Copy
A contemporary take on the Free Soul genre – initially a way of digging back into vintage soul from the 70s, in order to find a whole new groove – but also a surprisingly great way of digging 21st century work as well! The collection brings together tracks from both the underground and ... CD
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
Mommy What's A Depression?
Crockett Gallery, 2013. New Copy
CD...$9.99 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 ... CD
Jungle Mumbo Jumbo
Plug Research, 2013. New Copy
The long-overdue return of Coultrain – an artist we've been digging right from the start, when he dropped off a pile of handmade CDs as freebies to give away in our store! Since that time, Coultrain has emerged to become one of the freshest talents of the underground – through work ... CD
Lift Your Spirit
Interscope, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
 
Updated April 23, 2014


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