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Brand New HeaviesDream On Dreamer (Dallas Austin mix, Heavies mix, Dallas Austin inst, Morales mix, Morales mix reprise, the Angel mix) ... 12-inch
Delicious Vinyl, 1992. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Great stuff from the Heavies – issued here on a US 12" single, with a huge bunch of extra mixes designed to get the cut on the dancefloor. If all the cuts on that second album were as good as this one, the group would still be in business today! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Brand New HeaviesExcursions – Remixes & Rare Grooves ... LP
Delicious Vinyl, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP ... $12.99
A key addition to any collection of The Brand New Heavies! The set features remixes of some of the group's best tracks, plus a few older and rarer cuts, and some other favorites. Titles include "Mind Trips (BNH rmx)", "Bang", "Brother Sister (Angel rmx)", "Keep Together (Jan Kincaid version)", "O Fa Fu", "Keep It Coming", "Midnight At The Oasis", "Worlds Keep Spinning", "Close To You", "Country Funkin", "Dream On Dreamer (Angel rmx)", and "Forever (Soulpower rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Anthony DavidPowerful Now ... CD
Shanachie, 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
The title definitely gets it right – as there's a special sort of crackle to the music of Anthony David here – maybe a bit more power than before, and a focus on beats and fuzzy guitars that kind of ill things in around the edges! The sound's definitely not too smooth – and David responds to the sharpness with his vocal approach – which is angular at the start, and occasionally augmented by the production – on titles that include "Ride On", "Powerful Now", "Booed Up", "I Don't Mind", "Out Of My League", "Amber", "Never Again", "Ayodele", and "Charge", which features a guest appearance from Carmen Rogers! CD

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Miles Davis & Robert GlasperEverything's Beautiful ... CD
Legacy, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
Robert Glasper takes on the music of Miles Davis – in a set that's way more of Glasper's own than you might guess from the presentation! True, the tracks are all based around Miles Davis material from the Columbia Records vaults – but Robert really opens things up right away with his own sort of vibe, and uses the Davis elements to weave into a much larger fabric – one that incorporates a range of hip contemporary styles, in the manner of his great Black Radio projects! So while you will hear some of Miles at times – both playing and (even cooler) speaking – the real strength of the record lies in Glasper's amazing keyboards, especially Fender Rhodes, and the wonderful bass work of Derrick Hodge, whose bottom currents really make the whole thing glow with a subtle, soulful fire! And we haven't even gotten to the guests – a great lineup that rivals the sorts of folks that Robert had on the Black Radio project – as the record includes contributions from Stevie Wonder, Bilal, Phonte, Hiatus Kaiyote, Erykah Badu, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Illa J, John Scofield, Ledisi, and King. Titles include "They Can't Hold Me Down", "Ghetto Walkin", "Right On Brotha", "Milestones", "Song For Selim", "Little Church", "Violets", "Maiysha", and "Silence Is The Way". (Jazz, Neo Soul) CD
Also available Everything's Beautiful ... LP

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Miles Davis & Robert GlasperEverything's Beautiful ... LP
Legacy, 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Robert Glasper takes on the music of Miles Davis – in a set that's way more of Glasper's own than you might guess from the presentation! True, the tracks are all based around Miles Davis material from the Columbia Records vaults – but Robert really opens things up right away with his own sort of vibe, and uses the Davis elements to weave into a much larger fabric – one that incorporates a range of hip contemporary styles, in the manner of his great Black Radio projects! So while you will hear some of Miles at times – both playing and (even cooler) speaking – the real strength of the record lies in Glasper's amazing keyboards, especially Fender Rhodes, and the wonderful bass work of Derrick Hodge, whose bottom currents really make the whole thing glow with a subtle, soulful fire! And we haven't even gotten to the guests – a great lineup that rivals the sorts of folks that Robert had on the Black Radio project – as the record includes contributions from Stevie Wonder, Bilal, Phonte, Hiatus Kaiyote, Erykah Badu, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Illa J, John Scofield, Ledisi, and King. Titles include "They Can't Hold Me Down", "Ghetto Walkin", "Right On Brotha", "Milestones", "Song For Selim", "Little Church", "Violets", "Maiysha", and "Silence Is The Way". (Jazz, Neo Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Everything's Beautiful ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Shirley Davis & The SilverbacksBlack Rose ... LP
Tucxone (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
There must be something funky going down in the water in Spain – because in recent years, the nation's scene has given us some mighty hard-hitting funky artists – the best of whom may well be featured on this set! Shirley Davis isn't one of those easy retro soul singers – and instead steps out strongly as a voice that we're sure that we're going to hear plenty from in years to come – thanks to a righteous way of putting over a tune, and a classic sound that really lives up to the spirit of the album's cover! Davis is backed by Madrid's Silverbacks combo – a tight funk group who really hit all the right currents to really let her soar out in the lead – with a power that's much stronger than on her previous single with Deep Street Soul, which is the first time we heard her sing. Most tunes here are originals by the group – and titles include "Black Rose", "Two Worlds", "Pay For Your Love", "My Universe", "Burial Of A Dead Star", and "Make My Day". (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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AkikoElemental Harmony (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2016. New Copy 5CD ... $44.99
A really unique album from Japanese vocalist Akiko – and maybe her most ambitious set to date! The amazing 5CD collection brings together older Akiko tracks with a whole host of new material – then divides all the songs up into differently-themed CDs that fill out the lavish box set – each one grouped around a different element – Earth, Wind, Water, Fire, and Space – the last of which is a nice addition to the usual four-element theme! The new material is great – nicely laidback, and very jazzy – and even if you have some of the other cuts, they really sound different in this context. There's an insane 50 tracks in all – and titles include "East Of The Sun", "Skindo Le Le", "Funky Monkey Baby", "Waters Of March", "Lupin The Third (Hajime Yoshizawa rmx)", "All Blues", "Love Theme From Spartacus", "Tristeza", "Jazz", "Onnanoko No Yuutsu", "Girl Talk", "So Tired", "Video Killed The Radio Star", "Naima", "Gymnopedie No 1", "Across The Universe", "The Reason Of My Tears", "Wish You Were Here", "Lady Madonna", "The Gift", "Big Bang", and "You Really Got Me". CD

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AkikoHit Parade – A Tribute To London Nite ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2009. New Copy ... $16.99
Man, Akiko always knows how to keep things interesting – always moving between different genres and styles, to serve up a fresh new groove with each release! This set's got the singer hitting a host of British rock tunes, mostly from the 80s – doing them with a harder edge than you might expect from her other albums – some of the heavier modes picked up on her R&B tribute, but a lot sharper overall! There's less jazz in the mix than before, replaced by guitars that fit these tunes well – and there's almost a new wave feel to the record at points. Titles include versions of "Breakaway", "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", "Sugar Baby Love", "Video Killed The Radio Star", "99 Red Balloons", "Wake Up Boo", "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me", and "Goody Two Shoes". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Beady BelleOn My Own ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Beady Belle's not really on her own here – just working away from her regular group, with an all-star batch of musicians that includes Bugge Wesseltoft on piano and Fender Rhodes, and the mighty Joshua Redman on tenor sax! The album's got even more of a jazz core than some of the other Beady Belle albums of the past decade or so – thanks especially to some strong rhythmic lines propelled by the drums of Gregory Hutchinson and bass of Reuben Rogers, who work really well with Bugge's always-great keyboard lines – especially that strong sense of soul that he's developed in his acoustic playing in recent years. The set was recorded both in Oslo and New York – maybe making the record one of Beady's most international in approach, and maybe appeal as well – which (we hope!) will finally give this amazing Scandinavian soul singer the American fame she deserves. Titles include "Traffic In Mumbai", "Castle", "On My Own", "Bury", "Almost", "Marbles", "Lost Face", "Dear Hope", and "The Clouds". CD

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✨✧ Beady BelleOn My Own ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2016. New Copy ... About December 5, 2016 (delayed)
Beady Belle's not really on her own here – just working away from her regular group, with an all-star batch of musicians that includes Bugge Wesseltoft on piano and Fender Rhodes, and the mighty Joshua Redman on tenor sax! The album's got even more of a jazz core than some of the other Beady Belle albums of the past decade or so – thanks especially to some strong rhythmic lines propelled by the drums of Gregory Hutchinson and bass of Reuben Rogers, who work really well with Bugge's always-great keyboard lines – especially that strong sense of soul that he's developed in his acoustic playing in recent years. The set was recorded both in Oslo and New York – maybe making the record one of Beady's most international in approach, and maybe appeal as well – which (we hope!) will finally give this amazing Scandinavian soul singer the American fame she deserves. Titles include "Traffic In Mumbai", "Castle", "On My Own", "Bury", "Almost", "Marbles", "Lost Face", "Dear Hope", and "The Clouds". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available On My Own ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Columbia NightsIn All Things ... CD
Record Breakin, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
We waited years for the full length debut of Columbia Nights, and not only was it worth the wait, it's a stunner – a beautiful batch of timeless spacey soul! Essentially the multi-instrumentalist trio of John E Daise, Jason "Brotherspanky" Edwards and Hayling Price, they have really expansive sound – built from bass, synths, keys, percussion that lifts it to cosmic heights – in a perfect mix of atmospheric instrumentals and vocal-led tracks. The sound carries influences from soaring 70s soul jazz, to post millennium electronic soul – which mingle seamlessly, and carry a real depth of genuine soul, however spacey the composition! The guest vocalists are top notch, including Diggs Duke, Aaron "AB" Abernathy, Vaughan Octavia and others, and titles include "Sphere", "Cerulean", "In All Things", "Circle", "Now" with Diggs Duke, "The Rhythm" with Sarai Abdul-Malik, "Coming Home" with Aaron "AB" Abernathy, "Neverend/All For You" feat Siara Shawn, "Ever Between" with B Jamelle and "Glide" with Vaughan Octavia. CD
Also available In All Things ... LP 13.99

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Columbia NightsIn All Things ... LP
Record Breakin, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99
We waited years for the full length debut of Columbia Nights, and not only was it worth the wait, it's a stunner – a beautiful batch of timeless spacey soul! Essentially the multi-instrumentalist trio of John E Daise, Jason "Brotherspanky" Edwards and Hayling Price, they have really expansive sound – built from bass, synths, keys, percussion that lifts it to cosmic heights – in a perfect mix of atmospheric instrumentals and vocal-led tracks. The sound carries influences from soaring 70s soul jazz, to post millennium electronic soul – which mingle seamlessly, and carry a real depth of genuine soul, however spacey the composition! The guest vocalists are top notch, including Diggs Duke, Aaron "AB" Abernathy, Vaughan Octavia and others, and titles include "Sphere", "Cerulean", "In All Things", "Circle", "Now" with Diggs Duke, "The Rhythm" with Sarai Abdul-Malik, "Coming Home" with Aaron "AB" Abernathy, "Neverend/All For You" feat Siara Shawn, "Ever Between" with B Jamelle and "Glide" with Vaughan Octavia. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In All Things ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ N'Dea DavenportBullsh*ttin' (feat Mos Def dirty, feat Mos Def clean, album dirty, album clean, album inst, dirty acapella) ... 12-inch
V2, 1998. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12" single from the 1998 solo LP by this ex-lead singer for the Brand New Heavies. Features Mos Def on 2 mixes. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Diggs DukeUpper Hand & Other Great Illusions (with bonus download) ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $19.99
Sublime soulful sounds from Diggs Duke – one of the freshest artists we've heard in years – and one of the few who really live up to the cosmic promise of the Brownswood label! Duke's got this way of singing, speaking, and playing Fender Rhodes with a really righteous sort of vibe – almost a modern day Weldon Irvine, but with an ear for heavier beats as well – and able to do more in this short EP than most artists can do in a full album! Titles include "The Pinnacle", "Secrets Seem Rehearsed", "Covered In Cloth", "Our Love Was Brand New", and "A Private Island". Why isn't this guy huge? (New Grooves, Neo Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download too!)
 
 
 



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