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Neo Soul — In Stock — CDs

XThe best of the contemporary soul underground -- Eric Roberson, Ed Motta, D'Angelo, Incognito, Jose James, Monday Michiru, and many more!

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India ArieTestimony Vol 1 – Life & Relationship ... CD
Motown, 2006. Used ... $5.99
India Arie continues her sensuous journey in sound – working here in the same earthy blend of acoustic and electric elements that made other records so great, and showing that she's still one of the strongest voices in contemporary soul! The record's got a personal, intimate quality that's ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Joe Armon-JonesStarting Today ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Joe Armon Jones sings and plays lots of cool Wurlitzer electric piano on this gem of an album – but the whole thing is maybe even more of a tribute to the warmly collaborative spirit of the contemporary London scene, as it is to the talents of the man himself! There's a nicely fluid sense of ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Dayme ArocenaCubafonia ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
The deepest work we've heard so far from Dayme Arocena – a Cuban singer we first discovered in Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura project, but one who's really gone onto find her own strong musical paths in recent years! This set has Dayme working with Dexter Story on production – and ... read more CD

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K AvettLioness ... CD
K Avett, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
A great soul singer, and one with a very positive vibe – a sound that maybe grabs us the same way we felt when we first heard Jill Scott – and that's saying a heck of a lot! As you might guess from the title, K Avett's a singer who's not to be taken lightly – yet while her ... read more CD

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Drika BarbosaEspelho ... CD
Pommelo (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
A nice little EP from Brazilian soul singer Drika Barbosa – an artist we're only discovering with this release, but who we expect to be hearing from in years to come! Drika's got a smooth flow on most tracks – one that really seems inspired by better American R&B of recent years, ... (Brazil, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Beady BelleAt Welding Bridge ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2010. New Copy ... $16.99
A beautiful album from Beady Belle – the group and wonderful vessel for the seductive, entrancing voice and songs of Beate S. Lech – possibly their best yet! Beady Belle have made deeply engaging blend of modern jazzy soul and beautiful mood music for most of the outs, taking a step ... read more CD

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Lakecia BenjaminRise Up ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin is even more smoking here than on her previous album for Motema – much more from the streets, as you might guess from the album! Benjamin handles all the sax solos, and composed the music as well – but the set's a very collaborative effort, and is filled ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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BigyukiReaching For Chiron ... CD
Likely, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic future soul from Bigyuki – an artist who's got a really far-reaching vision for his music – even though his sound is very stripped down overall! The music here is almost a science fiction take on contemporary soul – with these really wonderful, almost sinister keyboards ... read more CD
Also available Reaching For Chiron (Japanese version) ... CD 14.99

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BigyukiReaching For Chiron (Japanese version) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Fantastic future soul from Bigyuki – an artist who's got a really far-reaching vision for his music – even though his sound is very stripped down overall! The music here is almost a science fiction take on contemporary soul – with these really wonderful, almost sinister keyboards ... read more CD
Also available Reaching For Chiron ... CD 13.99

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BlazeSpiritually Speaking ... CD
Slip N Slide (UK), 2002. Used ... $5.99
Incredible work from Blaze – one of their most soulful records in years! In a way, the album's a return to the group's roots in the New Jersey garage scene of the late 80s – a smooth blend of styles that has the feel of an instant classic club record – pumping forth majestically ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Brand New HeaviesGet Used To It ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2006. Used ... $1.99
N'Dea Davenport returns to the Brand New Heavies – and the result is one of the greatest records from the group in many many years! The sound's here is totally wonderful – a real return to the classic funk of the Brand New Heavies' roots – and having N'Dea back in the vocal chair ... read more CD

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Breathing EffectFisherman Abides ... CD
Alpha Pup, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
Really beautiful stuff from this very cool group – music that seems to resonate in a special space between 70s AOR and underground pop of the following decade – touched by some jazz aspects in the instrumentation, and delivered with a vibe that's as as poetic as the title! The core ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Fisherman Abides ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Leon BridgesGood Thing ... CD
Columbia, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A soaring set from Leon Bridges – a full length second album that's every bit as classic as his debut, but in a completely different way! Where Coming Home was maybe Leon's answer to the generation of Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke, Good Thing is more of a nod to the era of Maxwell and D'Angelo ... read more CD

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Brit Funk AssociationFull Circle ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
An all star section of the Brit funky soul scene comes Full Circle – with members of Beggar & Co, Incognito, Hi Tension, Central Line and more – on a sweet batch tunes with an upbeat, jazzy groove, too! The opening "BFA Theme (Let The Music Blow Your Mind)" kicks the set ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Louis CatoStarting Now ... CD
RSVP, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 13.00
Nice work from Louis Cato – a singer with a style that warmly crackles along with his grooves – partly in a soul-based mode, but with more of the depth of the singer/songwriter world – as Louis is clearly an artist who doesn't care which genre he appeals to the most! That's not ... read more CD

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Mike CityFeel Good Agenda Vol 1 ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
They definitely got the title right on this one – as the music is so upbeat and positive, it's certainly got a feel good agenda! Mike City does a wonderful job of mixing clubby rhythms with deeper soul currents – getting help from an amazing array of guests talents along the way – ... read more CD

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Benjamin ClementineAt Least For Now ... CD
Virgin, 2015. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
The fantastic first album from Benjamin Clementine – one of the most unique talents we've heard in years – and a singer with a sound that's as wonderful as it is hard to describe! At some level, there's a bit of jazz in Clementine's music – at least in the way he can croon along ... read more CD

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Benjamin ClementineI Tell A Fly ... CD
Virgin, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
One of the most unique artists we've heard in years – and one who will no doubt be setting the world on fire for years to come! Benjamin Clementine's a singer, but also a poet – inspired by jazz and classical music, yet working here in neither – and instead, finding a path that's ... read more CD

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Keyshia ColeJust Like You ... CD
Geffen, 2007. Used ... $1.99
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Chris Dave & The DrumhedzChris Dave & The Drumhedz ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Funky drums and a whole lot more – a crackling Blue Note album from Chris Dave & The Drumhedz – maybe one of the few on the label to ever carry a parental advisory sticker! The sticker's well-placed, though – as Chris doesn't just drum, but also opens the door for a host of ... read more CD
Also available Chris Dave & The Drumhedz ... LP 18.99

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James DaySong Soul Spirit (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
James Day Songs, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
James Day has always been one heck of a collaborative fellow – but this time around, he seems to be even more so than ever – as the album's overflowing with an insane amount of guests artists – a huge lineup that includes Gordon Chambers, Tony Terry, Audrey Wheeler, Glenn Jones, ... read more CD
(CD includes 2 bonus tracks not on the digital version!)

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Navasha DayaLom Nava Love ... CD
Daya World, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
Mindblowing work from Navasha Daya – a singer you might know for her key role in the group Fertile Ground many years back – still one of the most important contemporary acts we've ever stocked at Dusty Groove! Here, Navasha returns as a tremendous soul star on her own – working ... read more CD

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Karl DensonDance Lesson #2 ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $2.99
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 ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a mark.)

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✨✧ DouyeDaddy Said So ... CD
Groove Note, 2017. Used ... $6.99
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Sonny Emory's CachetLove Is The Greatest ... CD
GRP (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
Sonny Emory's a drummer, but he's got some great help here in his funky Cachet combo – singers on just about every track, who really help to flesh out the soulful sound of the set! The core grooves come from Sonny working the drum kit, and adding in keyboards and other instruments too – ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Peven EverettMy Brazil ... CD
Studio Confessions, 2003. Used ... $4.99
A really unique record from Peven Everett – very different than most of his other work, but equally great! The "My Brazil" reference in the title hints at the style of the work – a bossa-inspired session that has Peven singing gently and soulfully, with mostly just acoustic ... read more 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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Peven EverettSpeed Of Light ... CD
Studio Confessions, 2002. Used ... $4.99
Excellent work from Peven Everett – another one of his home-made underground soul CDs, issued by Peven himself as a big "F#$% You" to the major labels that have screwed around with him in the past! The CD is a brilliant mix of soul, jazz, house, and touches of Afro-centric rhythms ... read more 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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Peven EverettStories From The Underground ... CD
2006. Used ... $2.99
There's a definite hip hop influence going on here – but as you might guess from Peven Everett, the end results are always unique! As the title and cover imply, there's a slightly "street" feel to the record – one that has Peven rapping a bit over funky beats and warmer ... read more CD
(Note that each of these is handmade by Peven – so that the items will have a self-produced, homemade look to them – although the music is great, and that production makes these one of a kind items!)

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Laika FatienMisery – A Tribute To Billie Holiday ... CD
Nocturne (France), 2008. Used ... $9.99
A really great little album – and light years from the straight torch tribute you might expect! Laika Fatien's working here with bold piano help from Robert Glasper – a player whose soulful, flowing tones have made his Blue Note albums some real recent treasures in our collections ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Fertile GroundSeasons Change ... CD
Blackout, 2002. Used ... $16.99
The third album by Fertile Ground – an incredible leap from the previous two, and proof that the group is really going places! The original trio is expanded to a sextet – growing in sound as the group has grown in spirit – filling in their approach with some wonderfully warm ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Victor Fields52nd Street ... CD
Regina, 2002. Used ... $4.99
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4 KornersPortal Of Gold ... CD
Ropeadope, 2016. New Copy ... $5.99 12.99
A totally fresh post-millennium take on the electric jazz sound of the late 70s & early 80s from Atlanta-based quartet 4 Korners – inspired by the funky fusion era, but really putting it in a timeless light of their own! We've always loved the sound that provides inspiration here – ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Xenia FrancaXenia ... CD
Agogo (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
A wonderful mix of Brazilian roots and contemporary soul from Xenia – a singer with previous experience in the groups Alafia and Capadoxe – but much more compelling on her own in the spotlight! The music has the kind of roots/futurist vibe you might expect from the cover – a very ... (Brazil, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Rhett FrazierWelcome To The Club ... CD
Rhett Frazier, 2017. Used ... $2.99
Rhett Frazier here sounds better than ever – dropping the "Inc" that was part of his name on other recordings – and working in a groove that's maybe even more classic soul than before! The music is heavy on horns that seem to draw from a Memphis soul legacy – but the ... read more CD

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Lynden David HallOther Side (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI (Japan), 2000. Used ... $1.99
An excellent excellent set from British soul singer Lynden David Hall – a record that's even stronger than his debut, with a unified sound that grabs us from the very first tune! Lynden's working here nearly completely on his own – writing, producing, playing all instruments, and ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Curtis HardingFace Your Fear ... CD
Anti, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The cover looks a lot like a vintage soul album from the 70s – and the whole thing sounds a lot like one too – as the vocals of Curtis Harding are maybe even more wonderful here than on his debut album, and set up with these majestic grooves that are completely outta sight! The record ... read more CD
Also available Face Your Fear ... LP 17.99

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Keyon HarroldMugician ... CD
Sony, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
Trumpeter Keyon Harrold starts out this album with an inspirational message from his mother taken from his voicemail – then draws from that message to create one of his most amazing albums to date! Harrold's already been part of a strong underground scene for years – but here, he's ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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James Hunter SixWhatever It Takes ... CD
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
We'll be the first to admit, we were always a bit suspicious of James Hunter at the start – but over the years, with records this great, he's really won us over – to the point that we're not sure why we even had any question about his music in the first place! The really strong step ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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HUWMusic From The Multiverse ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
The cover's got a couple of monkeys playing the music – but the sound here actually comes from bothers Mike and Aaron Dolton – the first of whom plays the drums, the latter who seems to handle just about everything else! Their music is a blend of jazz and soul – sometimes with ... read more CD
Also available Music From The Multiverse ... LP 9.99

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IncognitoAnother Page Of Incognito ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $23.99
A sweet little set that definitely offers up another page of Incognito – as the Japanese-only collection mixes a few older tracks with more recent numbers we haven't seen on other albums! Bluey and the group are as fantastic as ever – and in a way, these later mature tracks almost have ... read more CD

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Jose JamesNo Beginning No End ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
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 ... read more CD

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Leela JamesChange Is Gonna Come ... CD
Warner, 2005. Used ... $2.99
Powerhouse nusoul chanteuse Leela James recruits an all star slate of guests behind the boards for her Warner Bros debut – but it's the specter of soul greats such as Chaka Kahn, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Betty Davis, and Ike-era Tina Turner that really inform the sound! Leela has the ... read more CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Marcus JohnsonIn Person – Live At Blues Alley ... CD
Marimelj/Lightyear, 2002. Used ... $5.99
Jazzy grooves from keyboardist Marcus Johnson – recorded live in DC, with a sound that shows that his talents aren't just the product of nice studio work! The feel of the album's really fresh – warm and intimate, yet still with the kind of soulful approach that Johnson is known for. ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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KelelaTake Me Apart ... CD
Warp, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The stunning debut of Kelela – a singer who's been bubbling under for so long, she bursts out strongly right from the very first note! Kelela's ready to take on both the indie underground and the mainstream with this set – as the album's got a depth to rival some of the most compelling ... read more CD

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Kindred The Family SoulSurrender To Love ... CD
Hidden Beach/Sony, 2003. Used ... $3.99
Just when you thought Philadelphia had shown us all its great new soul singers, another fantastic act pops into the limelight! Kindred The Family Soul are a treasure, and the kind of group we can warm to on first listen! This debut record for Hidden Beach is a rich blend of male and female vocals ... read more CD
(Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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Simon LawLook To The Sky ... CD
Dome (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
An overdue full-length set from Simon Law – one of the founding members of Soul II Soul, and a British soul producer as well – working here in a mode that delivers strongly on both sides of his experience! The album's a very collaborative effort – and features appearances from ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jarrod LawsonJarrod Lawson ... CD
Jarrod Lawson, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
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 ... read more CD

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LinaInner Beauty Movement ... CD
Mood Star/Hidden Beach, 2005. Used ... $2.99
Another winner from the Hidden Beach stable of hits – dramatically positive soul from Lina, cut in a beaty style that goes well with the Hidden Beach groove! There's a nice little catchy feel to the set – one that balances hit-like hooks with a deeper sense of meaning and feeling. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Deva MahalRun Deep ... CD
Motema, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
The first full album from Deva Mahal – a relatively young singer, but one who comes across with a power that makes us think that she's been recording for years! Deva's definitely got a contemporary soul approach, but works with a rasp in her vocals that's a bit blues-influenced too – ... read more CD
Also available Run Deep ... LP 18.99

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MaliaMalawi Blues/Njira ... CD
MPS (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
We really loved Malia the last time around, and we love her even more on this record – and really hope the rest of the world can find out what a wonderful singer she is! The lady's got an approach that draws on so many different strands – bits of jazz, soul, and even east African music ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Terrace MartinVelvet Portraits ... CD
Ropeadope, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A jaw-dropper from Terrace Martin – the kind of record that sneaks on the market under everyone's ears, but will no doubt be one of those sets we'll all go back to again and again over the years! Martin's got a beautifully fresh take on funky jazz – steeped somewhat in the classic ... read more CD

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MaxwellEmbrya ... CD
Columbia, 1998. Used ... $3.99
The second album by smooth soul singer Maxwell – and every bit as great as the first! Although the vibe is modern, the sound is quite classic – with lush warm arrangements that perfectly wrap up Maxwell's sweet and soulful vocals. The record picks up a tradition that was left off by ... read more CD
(Back artwork has a few light notes – the rest is fine.)

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Maysa (Maysa Leak)Out Of The Blue ... CD
Warlock/N Coded, 2002. Used ... $4.99
Sweeeeeet work from the wonderful Maysa Leak – quite possibly her best album so far! The record has a really warm original feel – far steps from the earlier Incognito-influences sound of past records (not that that was a bad thing, mind you – but it's even better to hear Maysa ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Zara McFarlaneArise ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Zara McFarlane is looking a lot more righteous on the cover of this one – and the sound is a lot more righteous too, as you might guess from the title! Zara's vocals have always been a tremendous instrument of power, but this time around she's directing them towards a great sense of social ... read more CD

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Cecile McLorin SalvantDreams & Daggers ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
That's quite an unusual cover for a jazz vocal album – but then again, Cecile McLorin Salvant is quite an unusual singer – and one who may well be out to change the future of her genre with records like this! The songs are this fantastic blend of original compositions, jazz standards, ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Dreams & Daggers ... LP 45.99

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Monday MichiruAlter Ego – Nexus Remixed ... CD
Artist Share, 2010. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99
Really great remixes from Monday Michiru's Nexus album – tracks that make some really great magic with the originals! Monday's selected a great array of talents for this project, and the music really takes off from the sound of Nexus – often into territory that's even more cosmic and ... read more CD

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Monday MichiruNaked Breath 2 ... CD
Sonic Image, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99
Beautiful work from Monday Michiru – an artist we've loved for over 20 years, and who just keeps on rewarding our faith in her work with records like this! Years back, Monday was a soul singer, then she grew into a very talented jazz singer too – and here, she's in a very special space ... read more CD

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Monday MichiruRoutes ... CD
Artist Share, 2006. New Copy ... $7.99
Another top-shelf session from Monday Michiru – one of the few current artists who's been able to hold our attention for so many years, thanks to an ever-deepening quality in her work! Back at the end of the 90s, we were first amazed when Monday moved simpler dance-based work into more ... read more CD

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Janelle MonaeDirty Computer ... CD
Bad Boy, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Janelle Monae knocks it out of the park here – sounding every bit as great as before, but also hitting this righteous mode that really takes the singer to incredible new territory! If you loved Janelle's previous records, don't worry – she's still as catchy and playful as ever – ... read more CD

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Miles MosleyUprising ... CD
Verve, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
Blue-eyed funky soul from Miles Mosley – an artist who's working here with the West Coast Get Down group that features Cameron Graves on piano and Kamasai Washington on tenor sax! The vocals are definitely in the lead, though – as Miles draws on classic soul and jazz that really push ... read more CD
Also available Uprising ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Dana MurrayNegro Manifesto ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
JD Allen adds his tenor to a fair bit of the tracks on this album from drummer Dana Murray – and while his horn isn't usually heard on records with a parental advisory sticker on the front, that setting also makes for a surprisingly strong outlet for his talents! Murray is clearly a very ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Sharon MusgraveOutflow ... CD
Zosar (Canada), 2010. New Copy ... $11.99
Far reaching soul from Sharon Musgrave – mix of jazzy and smoothed out soul, strong spoken word moments, and more straight forward, quite solid modern soul – and she pulls it all together beautifully! A unique mix of modes with fairly richly detailed live instrumentation from jazzy ... read more CD

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Sharon MusgraveSha's Archive ... CD
Zosar (Canada), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Sharon Musgrave waited a number of years between records, but that time really seems to be well-spent – as the singer comes across here with a mature, focused sound that's even deeper than the last time around! The groove is mostly mellow – never too forced, and with just the right ... read more CD

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Musiq SoulchildFeel The Real ... CD
E One, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 17.98
Musiq Soulchild has been making music for many years – the man virtually invented the beats n keys format back at the start of the century – and he's still got the sharp crackle and classic depth that won us over to his sound back in the day! This double-length set is completely ... read more CD

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Musiq SoulchildLuvanmusiq ... CD
Atlantic, 2007. Used ... $1.99
Philly-bred Musiq Soulchild heads over to Atlantic from Def Jam with his tight modern soul sound intact and better than ever – Luvanmusiq might be his best set yet! Musiq's brand of hip hop informed, steady soul has been consistent from the get go, but this one has a tightness that surpasses ... read more CD

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Meshell NdegeocelloVentriloquism ... CD
Naive (France), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A fantastic project from the legendary Meshell Ndegeocello – one that has her taking on the tunes of others, hence the title of the album – but completely transforming them with her own unique approach to bass and vocals! Most of the numbers won't be recognized at the start, as the ... read more CD

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Noya RaoIcaros ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
Warm waves of soul from Noya Rao – a jazzy quartet who make their lead female vocals blend perfectly with their keyboards! The approach is simple and unadorned – really beautiful keys from Tom Henry, who seems to be playing Fender Rhodes on many tracks – and these lyrics from ... read more CD

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NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Link Up & Suede EP ... CD
Stones Throw, 2015. Used ... $5.99
Debut EP from Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge – teaming up as the duo NxWorries – with hazy hip hop beatcraft by Knxwledge and unique vocals by Anderson.Paak! Paak has a very distinctive voice, fresh from some standout moments on Dr. Dre's Compton record here and (justly) poised for ... read more CD

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NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Yes Lawd! ... CD
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge's full length debut as a duo – and the most triumphant Stones Throw record in years! To this (still early) point in young .Paak's career, his voice has already proved to be a prime vessel for natural grit and mood, if not gamechanger songwriting, best paired with ... read more CD
Also available Yes Lawd! (with download) ... LP 23.99

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NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Yes Lawd! Remixes ... CD
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A ridiculously solid companion piece to Anderson.Paak & Knxwldge's instant classic Yes Lawd! – more of an alternate version than it is a mere remix record! Whereas a standard remix album would have a bunch of producers of varying fame and acclaim remix/re-do standout album tracks in ... read more CD
Also available Yes Lawd! Remixes ... LP 18.99

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Papik & OthersCocktail Mina ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2015. Used ... $9.99
A lovely little album dedicated to the famous Italian singer Mina – a vocalist with an incredible range, and an artist who made some incredibly groovy work back in the 60s and 70s! The style here isn't just a rehash of Mina's hits – but a reworking of those ideas into some more ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Pollyseeds (Terrace Martin)Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol 1 ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A fantastic project from keyboardist Terrace Martin – very much in the same spirit as his excellent Velvet Portraits record, but even more collaborative overall – and, given the title, a wonderful expression of the new wave of soul that's been brewing up on the west coast! Martin's ... read more CD

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Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 23.98
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Nat King Cole & Me ... LP 24.99

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Positive Flow featuring Donna GardierCan U Feel It? ... CD
Shanachie, 2004. Used ... $3.99
The debut set from Positive Flow – a duo that teams keyboardist/producer Jesse Reuben Wilson with singer Donna Gardier – ex-lead vocalist of Raw Stylus, and an artist we've loved from her previous work on Dome Records! The match is a good one for both – as Jesse's cool and ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Project Mama EarthMama Earth ... CD
Provogue, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
Joss Stone does a great job of reinventing herself here – taking her soulful vocals, and using them in a collaborative project that also features sounds from partners Nitin Sawheny, Jonathan Joseph, Etienne M'Bappe, and Jonathan Shorten! As you'd expect from the lineup, the style here is a ... read more CD

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✨✧ R+R NowCollagically Speaking ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A soul jazz supergroup for the 21st Century – one that features individual players who've really blown our minds with their work over the past decade or so – all coming together in a combo that really lives up to its promise! R+R Now has a dream lineup – Robert Glasper on ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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RC & The GritzFeel ... CD
Rexamillon/Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
RC Williams really outdoes himself here – moving The Gritz way past their previous role as the backing band for Erkyah Badu – and finding their own wonderfully strong sense of soul! The groove is fantastic right from the start – funky, but very fresh in approach – with lots ... read more CD

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Dianne ReevesIn the Moment – Live in Concert ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $8.99
Sweet sophisticated vocals from the great Dianne Reeves – singing here in a beautifully mellow live setting, more stripped-down than on a lot of her other studio albums. The group's very jazz-oriented – and Dianne shines nicely on great versions of "Afro Blue", "Triste&qu ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD
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Eric RobersonFire EP ... CD
Blue Erro Soul, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
Elemental genius from Eric Roberson – an artist who's already touched on Earth and Wind with previous records, but who's really on fire with this sweet little set! As with the others in the series, the album's an EP – but the 8 tracks here are even deeper than most longer albums you'd ... read more CD

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Jamison RossAll For One ... CD
Concord, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Jamison Ross is a drummer at heart, but he's also turning into a hell of a singer who seems ready to help the music of New Orleans find a great new space of its own – as he works here in a sweet small combo set that mixes his voice with grooves that draw together strong currents of classic ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Philippe SaisseNext Voyage ... CD
Verve, 1997. Used ... $2.99
One of the first albums we've ever heard from keyboardist Philippe Saisse – a French talent with a sound that runs from smooth to funky! Saisse is grooving here in a sweet mid 90s mode – clearly conscious of older jazz and soul styles, but also working in some warm modern touches ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Christian ScottChristian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Diaspora ... CD
Stretch/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Christian Scott just seems to be finding his groove more and more with each new record – really opening with a new sense of pride and power after adopting the Atunde Adjuah name – and blowing here not just on trumpet, but also "reverse flugelhorn", sirenette, and siren – ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Christian ScottChristian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Emancipation Procrastination ... CD
Stretch/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Christian Scott just seems to get hipper and hipper with each new record – and that's saying a lot, as he was already pretty darn hip to begin with! This album's part of Scott's brilliant trilogy that has him reworking his sound even more than before – using his horn in both acoustic ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Christian ScottChristian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Ruler Rebel ... CD
Stretch/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A fantastic step forward for trumpeter Christian Scott – an artist who takes on a new name with this recording, and a vibrant new sound as well! Scott still plays trumpet, but he also works with some electronics and effects, too – in a group that mixes acoustic elements from piano, ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Jill ScottGolden Moments – Jill Scott's Greatest Hits – The Hidden Beach Years 2000 to 2008 ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2000s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A pretty wonderful retrospective of Jill Scott's years at Hidden Beach – timeless, richly emotional neo classic soul from one of the leading lights of her generation! We've been fans of Jill's from the first album onward, and if you're a younger fan, this excellent collection is a great place ... read more CD

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✨✧ Robb ScottSiren ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
A beautiful tribute to the Cali soul sound of the 70s – served up here by Robb Scott with a wonderfully groovy sound! The music here recalls that great moment when things could be tight, but never slick or commercial – maybe the productions of Larry Mizell, or the flowing soulful ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sidewalk ChalkShoulder Season (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy CD & DVD ... $10.99 16.99
Really great work from this up-and-coming combo – a group who seems like they can spin together neo soul and hip hop better than most of the rest – and who also make great use of some live jazzy instrumentation as well! The set compiles live performances done around the midwest in ... read more CD

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Bette SmithJet Lagger ... CD
Big Legal Mess, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 13.98
The debut album by Bette Smith – a singer with a definite 70s look on the cover, and a definite sound to match! Bette was raised in Brooklyn, where she worked for years to hone her voice to a uniquely raspy style – but she recorded this album in Mississippi, with a deep soul vibe that ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Gizelle SmithRuthless Day ... CD
Jalapeno (Spain), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Gizelle Smith got caught in the rain on the cover – but you'd hardly know that, given the sunny, upbeat vibe of the album! Smith's a singer who's been bubbling under for years, and this sweet little set may be the one that breaks her out to the big time – as the album has her going ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Ruthless Day ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Jorja SmithLost & Found ... CD
Famm Limited, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
The fantastic first full-length set from Jorja Smith – a British singer who first rose to fame working with Drake, but who's very much her own woman on this powerful debut! Jorja's got this snakey style of singing – very seductive, especially when wrapped around the beats of the tunes ... read more CD
Also available Lost & Found ... LP 26.99

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Sy SmithSometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete ... CD
Psyko, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
It's been way too long since we last heard a full length set from Sy Smith – but it's certainly been worth the wait – because she's stronger than ever, and very much at the top her game – if not the whole world of soul music in general! Sy's always been a hell of a singer – ... read more CD

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SolUpfront – An EC3 Vibe ... CD
Pacific Coast Jazz, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
Great sounds from Sol – an artist with a warm glow right from the start, but also a nice sense of crispness that really personalizes his lyrics! Sol's got an approach here that almost feels like gospel – especially given his vocal range, and his positive energy – but the music is ... read more CD

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Soul BalletDial It In ... CD
Golden Circle, 2002. Used ... $3.99
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Kandace SpringsSoul Eyes ... CD
Blue Note, 2016. Used ... $5.99
The debut of a great singer on Blue Note – and one who plays her own piano and Fender Rhodes as well! Kandace Springs has a gentle style that's part soul, and part jazz – as expressive as the former at most moments, but with a lot of jazz-based phrasing in the instrumentation, which ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD
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Starchild & The New RomanticLanguage ... CD
Ghostly International, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Starchild here sings with a group called New Romantic – a really great name, given the 80s vibe of the set! Yet the music isn't the soft electro pop of the UK new romantics – as the groove here is more funky soul, but with a slightly sexy vibe – almost in the legacy of some of ... read more CD
Also available Language ... LP 13.99

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Sulu & ExcelsiorEddie Romero ... CD
Sulu & Excelsior, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Eddie Romero's the name of the album, not the artist – a fantastic debut from the duo of Sulu & Excelsior, who have this really unique way of blending together old soul modes with a contemporary hip hop crackle! There's a sweet soul vocal style to many of the lyrics – in keeping ... read more CD

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Swing Out SisterKaleidoscope World (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Phonogram/Fontana (UK), 1989. Used ... $4.99
Standout early work from Swing Out Sister – the group's second album, and one of their best from the time! The team of Andrew Connell and Corinne Drewery had well proven their ability to craft a jazz-tinged tune on the first album – and on this set, they take off in a style that's a ... read more CD

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✨✧ SZACtrl ... CD
Top Dawg Ent., 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A stunning debut from SZA – a soul singer who seems to represent a whole new way of being – with a style that's at once very understated and completely compelling! SZA's clearly got a hell of a voice – but she's also content to weave it into the rich mix of beats, keyboards, and ... read more CD
Also available Ctrl (colored vinyl) ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ T-Groove & Two Jazz ProjectNu Soul Nation ... CD
Kissing Fish (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
T-Groove has given us some great music in the past, but he really blows us away here – as he works with Two Jazz Project on a much warmer version of some of his classic clubby modes – this wonderfully deep sound that has plenty of room for guests who include Enois Scroggins, Brae Leni, ... read more CD
Also available Nu Soul Nation ... LP 29.99

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Vicktor TaiwoJoy Comes In Spirit ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
The fantastic first full length set from Vicktor Taiwo – an artist who may well redefine the sound of electro soul for the 21st Century! Vicktor's got a voice that would be wonderful in a standard setting – inflected with his Nigerian roots, and clear love of American soul music – ... read more CD
Also available Joy Comes In Spirit ... LP 20.99
 
 



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