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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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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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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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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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Epic (Germany), 2000. Very Good (pic cover)
No description available. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Cost Of Living
Decision, 2014. Used
Tight funky soul from The Revelations – one of the few contemporary funk groups who also know how to harmonize with their groove! The Revelations boast a great lead singer in the form of Rell Gaddis, but most of the group members also join in on the chorus bits too – and really help ... CD
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E One, 2012. Used
The best in years from Dwele – who honestly has yet to really make any kind of a creative misstep – and Greater Than One is one of his greatest records to date! Detroit singer and producer Dwele has long balanced a love for classic soul of the Donny Hathaway school with contemporary, ... CD
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Compendia/Expansion, 2003. Used
A great bit of smooth modern soul from Kloud 9 – an American duo with a sound that's reminiscent of the mellow Isley Brothers work of the late 70s and early 80s! These guys are totally great – warm, soulful, and in a mode that male vocalists hardly seem to match these days – ... 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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Brainfeeder, 2014. New Copy
A great debut from Taylor McFerrin – family member to another famous jazz singer, but very much possessed of his own self and style! The album's got this crackling, glistening quality – subtle electronics and Fender Rhodes mixing with Taylor's well-crafted vocals – never ... 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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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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Dome/Soul Lounge (UK), 2013. New Copy 3 CDs
Stunning sounds from the soul lounge – a magical place filled with the hippest contemporary cuts from the underground – all served up at an astoundingly low price! The work here comes partly from the great Dome Records label, who put the whole thing together – and partly from ... 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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Steel Petal, 2004. New Copy
CD...$9.99 12.98
A heavily reworked version of Eric Roberson's massive Vault album – one of our favorite new soul releases of the past few years! This version shares a cover and title with the first version, but overall, it's practically a whole new record – with 8 songs out of 12 that are completely ... CD
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Dome/Soul Lounge (UK), 2012. New Copy 3 CD
40 tracks, at one mighty nice price – and a killer entry in the long-running Soul Lounge series! Think "soul" more than "lounge" – and get past the Hed Kandi-like image on the cover – because this stuff is the real deal – a great collection of Neo Soul ... CD
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Left
Blue Erro Soul, 2007. New Copy
Instant genius from the mighty Eric Roberson – easily one of the greatest soul singers we've ever heard – and that's saying a lot, given how many records we've listened to over the years! Eric's one of the few artists who can bring a smile to our face from the very first note of a new ... CD
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Worldwide Underground
Motown, 2003. New Copy
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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Appetizer
Blue Erro Soul, 2005. New Copy
If this is an appetizer, we can't wait until the full meal! Eric Roberson initially put this set together to whet people's appetite for his next album – which is still a long way off – but in doing so, he realized that he had way more tracks than he thought for the original EP, and he ... CD
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Who Is Jill Scott?
Columbia, 2000. Very Good 2LP
Get ready to discover a fantastic new soul music talent! Jill Scott's the best thing we've heard in years – and she's a perfect example of the killer NuSoul trends that have been forged in the past few years by artists like D'Angelo, Mshell N'degocello, or N'Dambe (but Jill doesn't have an ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Work, 1996. Very Good (pic cover)
A great mid tempo jazzy groover off the Travelling Without Moving LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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EMI, 1996. Near Mint-
Off the now classic first LP, with production from Primo and rhymes by AZ. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Foreword
Big Brooklyn Red, 2003. Used
Forget this guy's name – which makes you think he's a blues singer – because the album's one of the best new male soul records we've heard in years! Big Brooklyn Red has a sweetly grooving style that's really unique for a male singer – never overdone, never caught up in the realm ... CD
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Wake Up
GOOD/Columbia, 2010. Used
John Legend shakes loose of the contemporary pop soul style of his previous couple of records with a comparatively raw and direct soul vibe – revisiting some of best socially aware, emotionally resonant and still relevant songs of the 60s & 70s! The best tracks on the set are the ones ... CD
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Peace Beyond Passion
Maverick/Reprise, 1996. Used
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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
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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
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Ascendant, 2012. Used
Spiritual soul from Ascendant – a brilliant little EP that's the greatest thing they've done so far! The sound is sublimely righteous – set to some soaring jazzy backdrops that make the vocals sound really wonderful, and which really help get across the message in the music – a ... CD
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Om Records, 2001. Used
An excellent CD that brings together the warm house and NuSoul work of Naked Music NYC – featuring tracks reconstructed from the original What's On Your Mind LP, plus new material recorded for this CD. Production is by Jay Dense, with remixes by Herman Santiago, Chris Brann, Itaal Shur, and ... CD
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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
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N'Dea Davenport
V2, 1998. Used
The former lead singer from the Brand New Heavies breaks out on her own for this debut LP. The tracks have a straighter, less jazzy approach than you might hope for, and the album was largely self produced, though Dallas Austin contributed a few tracks. Though there's some material that verges on ... CD
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Columbia, 2009. Used
A massive return to form for Maxwell – his first album in many years, but definitely well worth the wait! The set's supposedly the start of a trilogy – but hell, we're more than happy to have it all on its own – a wonderful reminder of the deeply soulful sound that first made us ... CD
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Blue 72
Beave, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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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, 2014. New Copy
A really wonderful singer, with a very unique style – one that's rooted in jazz, but has an acoustic soul as well – set up perfectly here in these laidback arrangements that really let Kosi soar strongly on her own! The music is mostly jazz at the core – with wonderfully clean, ... 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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Dance Lesson #2
Blue Note, 2001. Used
Karl Denson has long been one of the funkiest reed talents on the west coast – working the groove in classic Ubiquity recordings of SF acid jazz from the early 90s, and playing on some of the strongest records to come out of the Greyboy label at the same time. Here, he makes his Blue Note ... CD
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Did You Miss Me
Tortured Soul, 2009. Used
It's hard not to miss Tortured Soul when they're away, but they return here with a warmly spun blend of live soul and percolating club grooves! Tortured Soul's way of working within a house learned club ready vibe while still bringing it out into more of song based, kind of blue eyed soul realm is ... CD
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LeSun, 2000. Used
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, ... CD
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Delicious Vinyl, Early 90s. Used 2 CDs
A motherlode of rare tracks from The Brand New Heavies – a 2CD collection of their club and house remixes over the years, most of which were originally only issued on 12" singles! Although the Heavies' core groove has always been great enough to make their best albums instant classics, ... CD
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Shanachie, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used
A much-needed collection of work from Laurnea – a singer who's worked with Arrested Development and Loose Ends, but who we love most of all for her recent solo recordings! Given that most of Laurnea's work is either out of print or only available from Japan, the collection does a good job of ... CD
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Jarrod Lawson
Jarrod Lawson, 2014. New Copy
A stunning debut from Jarrod Lawson – a singer we fell in love with right away – and who we'd rank right up there with some our favorite mellow soul artists of the 70s! Yes, the cover's got a look that's more indie rock – but Jarrod's got this righteous vibe and sense of flow ... CD
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Sur La Voie Ensoleillee
Ropeadope, 2014. New Copy
CD...$9.99 10.98
A sweet debut from Malika Tirolien – a singer we know best for her work with Snarky Puppy, but who's got a hell of a presence on her own! Malika brings together so many different styles here – Caribbean roots, contemporary soul, and even some elements of her Montreal hometown – ... CD
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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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No Beginning No End
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ropeadope, 2014. New Copy 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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Sunroom
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy
Avery Sunshine stunned us with her debut, but she really blows us away with this amazing second set – a record that has the singer not only deepening her sound, but also hitting this really classic vibe that takes us back to legendary music on Stax or Hi Records! The production and setting ... CD
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No Beginning No End
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy
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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Music Fan First
Blue Erro Soul, 2009. New Copy
Damn wonderful music from Eric Roberson – an artist who never lets us down! Eric's got a style that's unlike anyone else we can think of – warm, wonderful, and full of joy – without any posturing modes at all, and a down to earth sensibility that's kept him at the top of our ... CD
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Morning Light
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy
The first we've heard from this UK group – but given the strength of the record, we're betting we'll be digging them for many years to come! The album's a great no-nonsense contemporary soul affair – put together in a really old school sort of way that recalls the energy of Brand New ... CD
 
Updated August 27, 2014


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