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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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Sounds Of A&RLet's Stay Forever ... CD
Trippin' N' Rhythm, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The first we've heard from the Sounds Of A&R – and we're guessing the start of a great legacy in years to come! A is April May – whose lovely vocals are intertwined with the trumpet lines of R – Russell Haywood, whose musical component on the album is maybe even more center ... read more CD

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Esperanza SpaldingEmily's D + Evolution (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Concord, 2016. Used ... $9.99
Esperanza Spaulding looks more striking than ever on this album cover, but not as striking as the music inside – co-produced by Spaulding with Tony Visconti – the longtime David Bowie collaborator who really brings a sharp sort of focus to the set! Although Esperanza began as a jazz ... read more CD
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Marcus StricklandNihil Novi ... CD
Blue Note, 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The reed talents of Marcus Strickland hit the sound of the new Blue Note – with wonderful results! The album was produced by Meshell Ndegeocello, and has a much more electric vibe than some of Marcus' other records – an angular, snakey sort of groove that really shows Meshell's ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Avery SunshineTwenty Sixty Four ... CD
Shanachie, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Just the kind of record that reminds us why Avery Sunshine is one of the best female soul singers to come up in recent years – an artist who was instantly a pro, yet also very much her own person too – able to write the kind of fresh lyrics that really keep us interested, and put ... read more CD

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Laurin TaleseGorgeous Chaos ... CD
Bassic Black/Are Group, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 15.99
A jazz vocalist with a great blend of classic roots and contemporary soul – working here in a mix of her own original tunes and some well-chosen standards! Laurin's sense of lyric is very personal – spun out with a richness that's immediately apparent, and underscored by some warm ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Lewis TaylorLewis Taylor (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island/Caroline (UK), 1996. New Copy 2 CDs ... $11.99
A hell of a classic from UK singer Lewis Taylor – one of the best blue-eyed soul albums recorded in the 90s, and a record that's still years ahead of its time! In a stretch when so many others were putting out fake soul – or breathing heavily on downtempo records – Taylor found a ... read more CD

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Trombone ShortyParking Lot Symphony ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Trombone Shorty on Blue Note – his first record for the label, and a set that already has the musician stepping out with a great new sound! The album begins with a slow dirge, but quickly bursts into a vibe that's equal parts jazz and contemporary soul – still with some Nola bounce on ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Parking Lot Symphony ... LP 18.99

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Sacha VeeLuminous (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sweet Soul (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $26.99
A really fresh album from this Australian soul singer – a set that's quite contemporary in the production and presentation of the music – with a very different vibe than some of the other Aussie soul divas we've been hearing in recent years! Sacha Vee has this great way of inflecting ... read more CD

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Kenny WellingtonFree Spirit ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic album from trumpeter Kenny Wellington – one that shows us that the 70s spirit of artists like Roy Ayers and the Mizell Brothers is alive and well – as long as you know where to look! The record's contemporary, but has a really classic blend of jazz and soul – one that ... read more CD

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Diane WitherspoonLive ... CD
Life Force Jazz, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
A very hip singer, and one of the most righteous jazz vocal albums we've heard in while! Diane Witherspoon has family ties to Jimmy Witherspoon, but her style here is completely different – in that mode of jazz singing that's way past torch, way past standards, and in much hipper territory ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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YahZarahHear Me ... CD
Keo Music, 2001. Used ... $14.99
A fantastic debut from this stunning new soul star! You might know YahZarah (aka Dana Williams) as one of Eryka Badu's recent backup singers – but on this set, she steps firmly to the front, ready to blow all other modern soul divas away! The album's one of the best NuSoul treasures of 2001 ... read more CD
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VariousDelicious Vinyl Presents Prime Cuts Vol 1 ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Excellent selection of modern grooves and hip hop, from the Delicious vinyl stable. Thirteen tracks, with a little bit of everything goin' on, from Bucwhead's jazzy hip hop (produced by J-Swift) and the Pharcyde's "Jealousy", to Jay-Dee's dope mix of the Brand New Heavies' "Sometimes ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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VariousHidden Beach Presents Unwrapped Vol 7 – Back 2 Basics ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2010. Used ... $8.99
A collection of Unwrapped "flips" in the Hidden Beach Presents Unwrapped series – Back 2 Basics for lucky number 7 in the series – in which producer & songwriter teams up with a group of players to cast some classic and neo classic hip hop as jazzy soul instrumentals! ... read more CD

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VariousNeo Blue-Eyed Soul – AOR Style ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $22.99
The title more than gives this one away – and the album's a great exploration of that growing global underground who've turned back towards the 70s, to re-embrace and re-invent the smooth contemporary sound of the decade! You might know a few names on here from the Dusty Groove racks – ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousRhymes For Beats – Jazzy Sensation ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $21.99
An excellent overview of the hippest side of contemporary Blue Note – that moment when the label really started paying attention to some of the more soulful currents of the underground, and found a way to help hip players make some really wonderful sounds! Much of the work here is from that ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousSoul Survivors – A Dance, Disco, Boogie Jazz, & Fusion Selection ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
A really wonderful title for this excellent little collection – as the package is overflowing with tremendous work from artists who've really held onto their soulful strengths over the years! Some of the artists are older ones, others are part of the Neo Soul underground of the past decade ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousWorld Soul Collective Vol 4 ... CD
Sweet Soul (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $28.99
A fantastic entry in this ultra-cool series – one that digs through the farther reaches of the global soul underground – to come up with the kinds of tracks that would take you a month of online surfing to find! You'll recognize some of the artists here from full length titles that ... read more CD

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