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✨✧ Miriam AidaCome On Home ... CD
Connective (Germany), 2008. Used ... $12.99
Miriam Aida really knocks our socks off with this set – a classic-styled album of jazz vocals that's quite different than some of her previous Brazilian-tinged work! Aida really captures a cool sort of 50s/60s groove here – a hip-walking approach to female jazz vocals that packs a lot more punch than overdone torch vocal styles, and which really reminds us of some of our favorites from back in the day – like Annie Ross or Marian Montgomery! Most numbers are taken in a soul jazz style – played live by a combo that includes sax and flute from Fredrik Kronkvist, plus organ, piano, bass, and drums – and the tunes are mostly old too, and set up in some hip rhythms that really keep things groovy. Titles include a great vocal take on Dusko Goykovich's "A Handful Of Soul", plus "Now That You're Gone", "Come On Home", "Make Sure You're Sure", "Rainbow's End", "Ruby & The Pearl", and "Jive Samba". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rica AmabisSambadelic ... CD
YB Music/Sterns, 2004. Used ... $5.99
Older samba tunes, remade and remixed – in a style that recalls the approach of some of the bossa remix work in recent years! The album uses lots of core bits from older recordings – interspersed with some nice electronic touches and effects – and given the organic joy of most samba recordings, it's kind of amazing how dark and brooding this set can sometimes feel. Titles include "Mulata Assanhada", "Samba Tal Samba", "Marcio Leonardo E Telmo", "Vozes Da Seca", "Esquema Freestyle", "Uba", "Noel", and "Drum N Sambass". (Brazil, New Grooves) CD

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✨✧ Amp FiddlerWaltz Of A Ghetto Fly ... CD
Pias, 2004. Used ... $2.99
An incredible full length set from Amp Fiddler – and the kind of record that's well worth all the hype it's been getting! Think of this one as Stevie Wonder for the 21st Century – keyboards and vocals taking off in a rocketship for the future, yet packed to the brim with all the best influences from the past! The whole set's got an amazingly well-crafted sound that fuses older funk, future jazz, and cosmic soul into one unified vision that's sure to be one of the biggest influences on soul music for years to come. Tremendous stuff – and the kind of record that can only be best described by a listen. After 3 seconds, you'll be hooked – trust us! Titles include "Dreamin", "I Believe In You", "Soul Divine", "Love & War", "Eye To Eye", and "This Is How". (Neo Soul, New Grooves) CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Attica Blues/Shinichi OsawaOh La La La ... CD
Toys Factory (Japan), 1998. Used ... $5.99
A wonderful bit of funkiness from Attica Blues and Shinichi Osawa from Mondo Grosso! The CD's a 7 track e.p. – with 6 mixes of the heavenly soul cut "Oh La La La", a remake of Tina Marie's classic, done with heavy hip hop beats, great warm instrumental samples, and excellent female vocals, sung in English. The CD also contains the excellent track "What Are You Gonna Do Now", another great soulful groover with vocals by Roba El-essawy. Great stuff, and packaged in a cool gatefold cover! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby BroomStand! ... CD
Premonition, 2001. Used ... $4.99
A great new set from Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom – an excellent player, who, apart from a few albums on Artista in the early 80s, has never really gotten his dues! In the intervening years since those albums, Broom's increased his capabilities tremendously – taking off from his Grant Green-inspired sound, into whole new realms of chromatic and melodic expression. This brilliant set was produced with a very subtle flair – a spaciousness that's not part of that fake "brightness" that you'd hear on some of the newer jazz recordings that often ruin classic artists, but which is part of Broom's increasingly complex approach to jazz guitar. The group's a simple trio with bass and drums behind his lead – and tracks include "Stand", "I Will", "Come Back As A Flower", and a version of Phil Upchurch's classic "Monday Monday", who Broom shares a bit of sound with! (Jazz, New Grooves) CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a signature.)

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Peven EverettSummer Solstace ... CD
Studio Confessions, 2003. Used ... $14.99
Genius work from Peven Everett – one of the greatest talents of the soul underground! The album's perfect all the way through – a sublime blend of house beats, jazz riffing, and Peven's incredible soul vocals – a tremendous style that calls to mind Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, D'Angelo, and a host of other classic vocalists that Peven easily matches on the set! The tunes have a more percussive feel than some of his other work – lots of tribal beats and long rhythmic progressions – traces of house music, to be sure, but also a primal approach that really gets at the heart of the tunes! Titles include "Do You Think About Me", "Colored Culture", "Family Now", "Asteroid Theater", "Ghana Red", and "The Spirit Of The Drum". And like almost all the Peven CDs we carry, this one's hand-made, and hand-packaged by the artist himself – a CDR delivered to you, almost as a personal present! (Neo Soul, New Grooves) CD
(Note that each of these is handmade by Peven – so that the items will have a self-produced, homemade look to them that differs from CD to CD – although the music is great, and that production makes these one of a kind items!)

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