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Ebony AlleyneNever Look Back ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2007. Used ... $9.99
No looking back for Ebony Alleyne – at least not after a great album like this! The set's got a really unique feel – a full sound that's almost a return to London soul of many years back – with some of the jazzier touches of the Sade/Swing Out Sister era, but a more contemporary vibe overall too. Ian Levine had a hand in production – which we can hear in the more grooving numbers – but he's done a great job of bringing his classic influences to the table without letting too much of the weaker dancefloor side come in. Ebony's vocals are great – full and rich, but very distinctly her own – and not a copycat of other soul modes. She's got a slight rasp underneath, but also a very tuneful quality that works wonderfully with the catchy lyrics of the tunes. Titles include "Second Look", "All For Nothing", "Every Lonely Street", "Love Is Not A Game", "Tell Me The Secret", and "Hello Stranger". CD

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Carleen AndersonUp To Now – The Best Of Carleen Anderson ... CD
Virgin (UK), 1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $12.99
An incredible collection of work by Brit soul legend Carleen Anderson – born of American parents (and James Brown bandmates) Bobby Byrd and Vicki Anderson, but a key figure in the London soul revival of the 1990s and beyond! The set brings together work from a wide array of sources – not just Carleen's initial solo records for Virgin, but also her more recent indie soul efforts, a few rare singles, and work with groups that include Young Disciples, Brand New Heavies, and Full Flava! Carleen's got an incredible voice that's easily one of the best bits of UK soul in the past 25 years – and the set list really features some of her best work ever, all tied up in one tidy package! Titles include "Apparently Nothin (Circa mix)", "Nervous Breakdown (radio)", "True Spirit", "Sights In The City (with Guru)", "Fortune's Drive (edit)", "Maybe I'm Amazed", "Let It Last", "Mama Said", "Leopards In The Temple", "Swinging Big Tom" and "Saturday Nite" (both with Brand New Heavies), "Stories" (with Full Flava)", "Dance In The Rain", and "Don't Look Back In Anger (live)". CD

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Deborah JordanLight ... CD
Futuristica (UK), 2009. Used ... $8.99
A fantastic full length set from Deborah Jordan – a singer we know mostly for her wonderful work with Silhouette Brown on an album that was one of our favorites from the London scene a few years back! This set has all the cosmic crackles of Jordan's previous work with Dego & Kaidi Tatham – no surprise, given that she gets help on the album from Atjazz, Don Ray, Jneiro Jarel, and Simbad – each of whom take a crack at production, and help ensure that Deborah's vocals get the right dose of snapping beats, spacey keys, and sweet electric touches! And despite the range of producers, there's a really unified feel to the record – a deep soul that emanates strongly from Jordan's lyrics, tying the whole thing together beautifully. Titles include "Home", "Future Calling", "Get Through", "Want It Back", "Brought To Life", "Slipping Away", "One", "Want It Back", and "Get Through". CD

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