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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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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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Roy AyersMahogany Vibe ... CD
Roy Ayers, 2003. Used ... $7.99
Roy Ayers is back – and sounding as great as ever! Honest, this is his best CD in years – done at a stripped-down, back-to-basics level that's extremely wonderful – sort of a blend of the Polydor years and his later Uno Melodic recordings! There's a definite underground soul ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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
Also available At Welding Bridge ... CD 11.99

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Beady BelleAt Welding Bridge ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2010. Used ... $11.99
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
Also available At Welding Bridge ... CD 16.99

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Beady BelleCloser ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2005. Used ... $5.99
Really lovely work from Beady Belle – a self-produced album that's filled with some of their most evocative tunes ever! If anything, Beady's actually gotten more soulful over the years – and steps forth here with a maturity and depth that we never would have expected from the first few ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Beady BelleHome ... CD
Jazzland/Universal (Norway), 2001. Used ... $6.99
A sweet little album of tracks from Beady Belle – a lovely singer with a really soulful voice! The album's one of the shining jewels in the elite catalog of Norway's Jazzland label – but it's got a smooth soul quality that sounds like some of the best American NuSoul work of the past ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Eric BenetLose In Time ... CD
Reprise, 2010. Used ... $5.99
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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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Blood OrangeNegro Swan ... CD
Domino, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The cover of this album by Blood Orange – aka Devonte Hynes – might imply a sort of weary bleakness – but given the quality of the music, the whole thing can't help but elevate our spirits – even if Hynes is digging even deeper than usual with his subject matter! The songs ... read more CD

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Leon BridgesGood Thing ... CD
Columbia, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Gregg Kofi BrownTogether As One ... CD
Nicolosi (Italy), 2005. Used ... $3.99
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Maurice BrownMood ... CD
Mobetta/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Fantastic sounds from trumpeter Maurice Brown – a straight jazz player by training, but one who opens up here in a warmly soulful groove! The record bristles with loads of great keyboards from Kris Bowers – whose sound is as important to the album as Brown's trumpet – and the ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Chantae CannJourney To Golden ... CD
Atlanta/Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Chante Cann really blew us away with her debut – and she seems to sound even better here – working with a new level of complexity in her music, while still coming across with all the soulful richness of the previous set! Acoustic piano features strongly in the sound – balancing ... read more CD

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Chantae CannSol Empowered ... CD
Atlanta, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
The first we've heard from Chantae Cann – a wonderful singer who grabs our ears right with the very first note on this set – and continues to delight all the way through! Chantae's got this really cool style – kind of light and dreamy, but with a rasp around the edges – a ... 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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Cody ChestnuttLanding On A Hundred ... CD
Vibration Vineyard, 2012. Used ... $6.99
Ten years since his underground Headphone Masterpiece and Cody Chesnutt is finally back with a proper follow up – one that has a more fully-fleshed out production – and it's pretty damn great! There's some striking differences in approach, but thankfully, the idiosyncratic creative ... read more CD

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Children Of ZeusTravel Light (with bonus Story So Far CD) ... CD
First Word (UK), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Beautifully bottom-heavy sounds from Children of Zeus – a British duo who effortlessly blend together elements from hip hop and contemporary soul – very much in the spirit of the London sounds that first pricked up our ears at the start of the 90s, even if the approach here is much more ... read more CD
(Includes the bonus CD!)
Also available Travel Light ... LP 24.99

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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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Steven A ClarkWhere Neon Goes To Die ... CD
Secretly Canadian, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Really compelling music from Steven A Clark – a singer who's definitely in a contemporary soul vein, but who also seems to be using all these references from the 80s – but in an unusual way! Unlike other singers who go straight for an 80s bass or boogie mode, Steven instead almost ... read more CD
Also available Where Neon Goes To Die (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 14.99

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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
Also available I Tell A Fly ... CD 4.99

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Benjamin ClementineI Tell A Fly ... CD
Virgin, 2017. Used ... $4.99
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
Also available I Tell A Fly ... CD 7.99

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Con BrioExplorer ... CD
Transistor Sound, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Infectious live band soul from Con Brio! It's a 7-piece band based in San Francisco, but their sound and boundless energy draws all over the stylistic map, and spans eras, too. There's a bit of a timeless pop soul vibe with charismatic vocals and big, memorable hooks – backed by cool ... read more CD
Also available Explorer (colored vinyl) ... LP 18.99

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D InfluenceD-Influence Presents D-Vas (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Pony Canyon (Japan), 2002. Used ... $14.99
A motherlode of modern female soul – produced by the D-Influence team, and featuring a wealth of singers from the club and NuSoul underground! The production is excellent – smooth, soulful, with enough of a kick to get a good number of tracks onto the dancefloor – and overall, ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Terence Trent D'Arby (Sananda Maitreya)Wildcard! (Joker's edition) ... CD
Compendia/Sanada, 2004. Used ... $7.99
A really surprising little set from Terence Trent D'Arby – aka Sananda Maitreya – light years ahead of his mainstream pop work from the 80s! The album's got a wicked indie feel to it – rougher than you'd expect from Terence, with an earthy, homegrown groove that filled with lots ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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D'Nell1st Magic ... CD
BBE (UK), 2005. Used ... $13.99
A crackling bit of British soul from D'Nell – the duo of keyboardist Dan Jones and singer Ellie Hajee – stepping forth here with a bold new groove that's one of the best we've heard from the UK in years! There's a simple, uncluttered feel to the set – one that avoids some of the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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D'AngeloBrown Sugar ... CD
Capitol, 1995. Used ... $3.99
A record that was an instant classic from the moment it was first released – and a set that's still pretty darn pleasing all these many years later! At a time when mainstream soul was often too smooth or too poppy, D'Angelo came along and not only found a way to return the music to the years ... read more CD

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Terence Trent D'ArbyDo You Love Me Like You Say – The Very Best Of Terence Trent D'Arby ... CD
Columbia, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Anthony DavidAcey Duecy ... CD
Universal, 2008. Used ... $4.99
Anthony David keeps on getting better and better – to a point where a record like this really makes us say "damn, why isn't this guy one of the world's biggest soul stars?" The music is completely seductive – mellow beats, acoustic guitar, and David's raspy real soul vocals ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Anthony DavidHello Like Before – The Songs Of Bill Withers ... CD
Shanachie, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
A really great combination of talents – the songs of Bill Withers and the vocals of Anthony David – a singer whose acoustic undercurrents make him a perfect partner for Bill's music! If anything, the presentation here might be even more spare and stripped-down than Withers' originals ... read more CD

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Anthony DavidRed Clay Chronicles ... CD
Brash, 2006. Used ... $7.99
A really great second set from Anthony David – one of the strongest talents to emerge from Atlanta in many years – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the strength of his city's scene! We loved Anthony's debut, but this record is even better – the kind of album that could ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Shirley Davis & The SilverbacksWishes & Wants ... CD
Tucxone (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Great work from Shirley Davis – working here with a Spanish funk combo who've got a deep vibe we really didn't expect! The group's got this tightness that really works well with Davis' vocals – using organ lines and downturning blue currents in this great style that gets away from some ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Wishes & Wants ... 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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Raheem DeVaughnLove Experience ... CD
Jive, 2005. Used ... $3.99
An infectious batch of soul tunes from Raheem DeVaughn – his long overdue debut for Jive Records! Raheem stands apart from many in the mainstream soul and neo soul, not because he wears his influences so proudly on his sleeve, but in the way he wears them. Raheem's soul style is born of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Shaun Escoffery & OthersSoulonica ... CD
Oyster (UK), 2003. Used ... $8.99
New versions of some of the best tracks by cosmic soul singer Shaun Escoffery – remixed by the cream of the crop of the current underground! An all-global lineup worked on the tracks on the set – including Jazzanova, Peter Kruder, DJ Spinna, Ticklah, DJ Cam, Mark Mac, Koop, and Mark De ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatEsso! Afrojam Funkbeat ... CD
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 9.98
Sweet work from a great Chicago combo – one who go way past the usual grooves you might expect from an ensemble of this nature! Sure, these guys have "Afro" in their name, but they don't just play Fela-styled sounds – and instead step into a warm, wide range of sounds – ... (Global Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatJuntos ... CD
Sonic Octopus/Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 9.99
A mix of timeless and modern Afro Latin grooves from Chicago's excellent Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat! Stylistically, the sky is the limit with this Esso!, with arrangements that roll from a broad palette of Latin jazz & soul instrumentation to more of a modern dancefloor vibe, and from instrumentals ... (Global Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Peven EverettMedicine Man ... CD
Studio Confessions, 2011. Used ... $8.99
Soulful medicine served up by the mighty Peven Everett – one of the most spiritual talents in the underground today, and an artist who can definitely live up to the title of this set! The grooves are warm and flowing – often on the more upbeat side of the Peven spectrum, which means a ... read more CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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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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Fertile GroundBlack Is. . . ... CD
Blackout, 2004. Used ... $14.99
Essential wisdom, knowledge, and grooves from one of the greatest groups going! Fertile Ground may hail from Baltimore, but they've got a global impact – and are one of the few combos we can think of with a power to rival the most righteous groups of the 70s. Fertile Ground's power lies not ... read more CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear.)

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Fertile GroundSeasons Change ... CD
Blackout, 2002. Used ... $11.99
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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Fiidla & the Chocolat WireworksState Of Things ... CD
Fiidla, 2004. Used ... $4.99
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(Digipack case has some edgewear.)

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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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Girl Named NinoMoonlight Daughter ... CD
Moonlight Daughter, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 15.00
Captivating, genre-defying indie soul from Girl Named Nino – a girl originally from Tbilisi, Georgia who has long called the Chicago area home, has a sound as far reaching as her travels, but it still feels intimate and personal! Her voice is front-and-center throughout Moonlight Daughter, in ... read more CD

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✨✧ Macy GrayId ... CD
Epic, 2001. Used ... $0.99
Macy Gray's steps to a higher level on The Id – this is no "sophomore slump" to our ears – actually a helluva lot better than her big selling debut! As on her first set, Macy's vocals are wonderful – totally unique, with that warm raspy soulful style that makes her one ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Macy GrayRuby ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Nobody's got a voice like Macy Gray – a hugely distinct singer who's always had her own way forward in music! Yet for a few years there, it maybe felt like Macy had lost the course a bit – not entirely in the space she needed to be. But in recent years, she's really winning us back ... read more CD
Also available Ruby (ruby red colored vinyl – with download) ... LP 20.99

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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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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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IncognitoBees & Things & Flowers ... CD
Rice/Canyon (Japan), 2006. Used ... $11.99
Another amazing set from Bluey and Incognito – one of the few groups who seem to get better and better as the years go by! The title of this album is a line from Roy Ayers' classic "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" – and the group begin the record with an excellent cover version ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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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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JamiroquaiSupersonic (original, restless soul main vocal, sharp razor rmx) (CD single) ... CD
Sony/Soho Square (UK), 1999. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print. CD case has an import sticker on the front.)

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Angela JohnsonGot To Let It Go ... CD
Purpose, 2005. Used ... $8.99
Brilliant work from Angela Johnson – stepping out here as one of the strongest singers on the American soul scene in the past few years, with a depth and sound that's sure to make her huge in years to come! There's a really amazing sound here – an almost effortlessly soulful quality ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Henry JohnsonNever Too Much ... CD
MCA, 1990. Used ... $4.99
(Jazz, Neo Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Stimulator JonesExotic Worlds & Masterful Treasures ... CD
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
Bass-heavy funk with a definite 80s influence – but served up here with a contemporary crispness that's the best calling card of Stimulator Jones! In a world where so many others find it easy to completely cop the sounds of the post-disco years, these guys take all the best elements and ... read more CD

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Alicia KeysSongs In A Minor ... CD
J Records, 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
"Fallin'", "How Come You Don't Call Me", "Girlfriend", "A Woman's Worth", "Troubles", "Caged Bird", "Butterflyz", "Never Felt This Way", and "Rock Wit You". CD

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Elisabeth KontomanouWaitin for Spring ... CD
Nocturne (France), 2005. Used ... $7.99
(Vocalists, Neo Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Amel LarrieuxBravebird ... CD
Bliss Life, 2004. Used ... $3.99
The first indie release by Amel Larrieux – and a great one! Amel's sounding stronger than ever here – working in stripped-down territory that recalls her earlier work, yet which also put her in the forefront of underground soul artists keeping the genre fresh and strong. After years ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Lee2 + 2 = 5 ... CD
Lee, 2017. Used ... $5.99
Lee may not know his math, but he sure knows how to give us some great music – both back when he was working as the Square Egg, and now when he's out under his own name too! The man's a one man force in underground soul – a very creative songwriter and sharp-edged producer who's always ... read more CD

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John LegendOnce Again ... CD
Getting Out Our Dreams/Sony, 2006. Used ... $1.99
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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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MaliaRipples (Echoes Of Dreams) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MPS (Germany), 2018. Used ... $11.99

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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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Matt BiancoEchoes ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2002. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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Matt BiancoWorld Go Round ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1998. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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MaxwellEmbrya ... CD
Columbia, 1998. Used ... $0.99
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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MaxwellMaxwell Unplugged EP ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used ... $1.99
There's no need to call this one Unplugged – since the sound is warm, mellow, and with lots of electric touches – almost a stripped-down approach to the work that Maxwell crafted on his excellent albums Urban Hang Suite and Embrya. In fact, there's a sound here that's even more ... read more CD

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Frank McCombTruth Vol 1 ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2003. Used ... $10.99
An instant soul classic from singer Frank McComb – awash in warm touches that take us back to the classic 70s work of Donnie Hathaway and Stevie Wonder – but done with a sound that clearly Frank's own! The instrumentation is enough to make us love the record – with lots of Fender ... read more CD
Also available Truth Vol 1 (Japanese pressing – with bonus track) ... CD 11.99

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Frank McCombTruth Vol 1 (Japanese pressing – with bonus track) ... CD
Toys Factory (Japan), 2003. Used ... $11.99
An instant soul classic from singer Frank McComb – awash in warm touches that take us back to the classic 70s work of Donnie Hathaway and Stevie Wonder – but done with a sound that clearly Frank's own! The instrumentation is enough to make us love the record – with lots of Fender ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Truth Vol 1 ... CD 10.99

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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

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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 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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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammaAdrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour ... CD
Linear Labs, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad really sound fantastic here – stepping off their great work on the soundtrack for Luke Cage, and taking their music in an even stronger direction with help from an array of guest singers and musicians! Things are as rich and funky as you might expect ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour ... LP 28.99

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Raul MidonWorld Within A World ... CD
Manhattan, 2007. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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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 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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MusiqSoulstar ... CD
Def Jam, 2003. Used ... $1.99
Tripped-out headphone soul from the mighty Musiq – sounding better than ever on this album, and well earning the title of Soulstar! Musiq's really got his groove in place here – a warm, mellow, bubbling approach that recalls the style of D'Angelo, but which has more "umph" in ... 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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N'DambiLittle Lost Girls Blues ... CD
Cheeky I, 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years! An independently produced first effort – filled with rich warm jazzy production, and a sweet mellow soul sound that brings to mind some of our favorite records of the old days. N'Dambi has an incredible voice – and although she ... read more CD
(Out of print original CD pressing – not a CDr.)

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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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Nuf SaidRise ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A fantastic mix of deep soul and funky jazz – but served up with a vibe that's completely contemporary, and which definitely gives these guys a sound that's all their own, right from the start! Iona Vintu is the singer, and she's got this tremendous voice – richly expressive, but never ... read more CD

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OmarBest By Far ... CD
Oyster (UK), 2000. Used ... $9.99
Pretty cocky of Omar to call this one his "best by far" – but given the quality of the music, it really deserves the title! All of the great stuff from earlier albums is firmly in place – great vocals, excellent songs with strong hooks, and a classic sense of soul that's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Papik & OthersCocktail Mina ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2015. Used ... $2.99
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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Nicholas PaytonSonic Trance ... CD
Warner, 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A surprisingly wonderful departure for trumpeter Nicholas Payton – a mad set of space jazz, with roots that stretch back to electric Miles and Herbie of the 70s – but an overall sound that's 21st Century Soul all the way! Some of the tunes get quite abstract – with Payton blowing ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Digipack case has some edgewear & a penmark through barcode.)

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Jay PhelpsFree As The Birds ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Genius work from Jay Phelps – a jazz trumpeter, but also a soulful singer – yet working here in a mode that's a completely fresh fusion of both of his talents! There's a crispness to the record right from the very first note – like you've just stepped into a cool club from a back ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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PhilthyParty Crashers ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A funky set from Philthy – a group who take their name from trumpeter/leader Philip Lassiter – an artist you might know from a previous date under his own name, but working here very much as part of the ensemble! The group have a horn-heavy sound that's somewhat in the legacy of Tower ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Courtney PineUnderground ... CD
Antilles, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Another great combination of post bop jazz traditions and modern day grooves and moves. The core group is Pine with Cyrus Chestnut, Reginald Veal, Jeff Tain Watts and DJ Pogo, and thankfully like Pine's previous foray into this realm, the tracks veer more towards the core ensemble than heavily ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A great little soul set by a singer we're betting will have a long run in the funky underground – a relative newcomer, but one who comes across with a power that really belies his time in the studio! Ben Piriani's music has this righteous, full-on groove that reminds us a lot of that moment ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... Cassette 6.99

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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 ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. Used ... $11.99
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 (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99
Nat King Cole & Me ... LP 24.99

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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
Nat King Cole & Me ... CD 11.99
 
 



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