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✨✧ Jesse Boykins IIIBeauty Created ... CD
Vinyl Virtue, 2009. Used ... $14.99
A great little record – the kind we haven't heard in years – totally fresh, totally stripped-down and personal, and just the kind of set that makes you happy to discover a new soul singer! Jesse Boykins' approach here isn't totally new, but it's handled with just the right sort of energy to make it come off just right – spacey beats, warmer keyboards and guitar, and vocals that kind of float around the whole thing nicely – always with a depth that's almost classic in sensibility (at least in the era of D'Angelo, if not Donny Hathaway.) The record's got a really compelling, undeniably charming quality – one that more than makes you forgive any of the few rough edges, in favor of Boykins' personal approach to the music – sort of the same balance we love in the best work by Peven Everett, although Jesse's groove is a lot more laidback. Titles include "SunStar", "Loopy", "Connected", "Amorous", "Come To My Room", "Whispers", "Shine", and "Victoria". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Adriana EvansAdriana Evans ... CD
Loud/BMG, 1997. Used ... $1.99
A late 90s effort from this west coast singer, on the cusp of the NuSoul movement, and with a nice nod in that direction, betraying her jazzy pedigree. With some great production courtesy Dred Scott, who had released a nice hip hop LP a few years earlier, that was largely slept on, this Lp has a sound that definitely touches of some of the finer moments of 70s sophisticated soul, a breath of fresh air when it came out and still sounding great today. Titles include "Swimming", "In The Sun", "Love Is All Around", "Heaven", "Hey Brother", "Trippin", "I'll Be There", "Love Me", "Seein Is Believin", and "Reality". (Soul, Neo Soul) CD
(Out of print. BMG club pressing.)

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Amel LarrieuxBravebird ... CD
Bliss Life, 2004. Used ... $4.99
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 singing with Groove Theory, Sweetback, and on other projects, Larrieux's vocals are incredible – deeply-crafted, but never overdone and cloying – sliding around with a style that's sweet and righteous at the same time, and set here amidst arrangements that have some great twists and turns. Nicely defying cliche, Amel's got a sound here that's fresher than ever! Titles include "For Real", "Congo", "Sacred", "Giving Something Up", "Beyond", "All I Got", "Say You Want It All", and "Dear To Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Cafe (3CD set) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2007. Used 3CD ... Just Sold Out!
The Soul Cafe's a mighty hip place thanks to a great blend of soul tracks pulled from the rich catalog of Expansion Records! Most of the tracks here are relatively current – from the past decade or so – and showcase Expansion's great approach to modern soul music – a style that's drenched in classic influences from days back, but which never tries to just remake the old – and instead, always comes up with something new and fresh. A number of tracks feature older artists, given their chance to shine again – sitting nicely next to younger singers, who've become a key discovery of Expansion and their ear for great music! 3CD set features a whopping 36 tracks in all – with titles that include "Say You Will" by Nicole Jackson, "Indigenous Love" by Keni Burke, "Sistah" by Marva King, "Cupid's Arrow" by Frank McComb, "Special One" by Kloud 9, "Work Of Art" by Byron Woods, "Memory" by James King, "Brother" by Ian Martin, "Star" by Brigette, "Runnin" by Maysa, "Treasure" by Leza, "I Was Born To Love You" by Timeless Legend, "Can't Go Back (rmx)" by Peggi Blu, "Give Me The Sunshine" by Leo's Sunshipp, "Give & Let Live (Soul Searchin mix)" by Hope Collective, "We Got To Stick Together" by Beverly & Duane, and "A Chance For Hope" by The Live Band. CD
 
 
 



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