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D'AngeloLive At The Jazz Cafe, London + 1 ... CD
EMI (Japan), 2000. Used ... $19.99
A legendary live set from D'Angelo – recorded early in his career, and working through a host of classic tunes that really add in a nice layer to his own great music! D'Angelo's caught here in the legendary temple of groove – London's Jazz Cafe, home to some of the best funk and soul shows in Europe over the past few decades – and a perfect setting for the singer to really break past his more hitbound material, and relaxed in an old school format with a tight funky combo on the stage. The crowd is extremely enthusiastic, and the whole thing falls together beautifully – with a hard raw soul vibe that's similar to, but edgier than, D'Angelo's studio albums – much funkier overall, and more in a 70s soul mode. Instrumentation is very heavy on Fender Rhodes – and titles include "Sh*t, Damn, Motherf*cker", "Me & Those Dreamin Eyes Of Mine", "Brown Sugar", and "Cruisin" – plus great covers of 70s soul hits "Fencewalk", "Can't Hide Love" and "Heaven Must Be Like This". CD
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Carleen AndersonUp To Now – The Best Of Carleen Anderson ... CD
Virgin (UK), 1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $9.99
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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Brand New HeaviesAll About The Funk ... CD
One Two (Germany), 2004. Used ... $9.99
The Brand New Heavies are back on top – coming across with a batch of funky soul tracks that should cross over large! The sound here is much tighter and hook-heavy than on their recent Japanese release – more in the vein of the chart-crossing funk the group were cooking up at the end of their early 90s run – a blend of 70s soul influences, stripped-down production, and enough modern R&B twists to carry their work quite far from their London roots. There's a heck of a lot of guitar on the set – fuzzed-up but compressed nicely, underneath vocals from new singer Nicole Russo. Titles include "Boogie", "Waste My Time", "Need Some More", "Surrender", "How Do You Think", "How We Do This", and "I Feel Right". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available All About The Funk ... CD 11.99

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Down To The BoneFuture Boogie ... CD
Shanachie, 2009. Used ... $7.99
These guys have really grown up a lot over the years – moving bast the simple, stiff beats that first marked their music – into a sound that's much warmer, much jazzier overall! There's a pretty spontaneous vibe to the set – almost a live jazz funk vibe that comes across with a lot more charm than DTB first brought to their game – and very much in the best spirit of some of the older London groups that we always preferred to these guys back in the day. Yet now, after the passage of many years, Down To The Bone's still going strong – stronger than ever, in fact – and have really managed to beat a lot of the older acts at their own game. Roy Ayers guests on a version of "Good To Me", Hil St Soul sings on "Should've Been You" and "The Brighter Side" – and other cuts include "Future Boogie", "Get On It", "Spiderlegs", "Gotcha", "In The Pocket", and "Smash & Grab". CD

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Deborah JordanLight ... CD
Futuristica (UK), 2009. Used ... $6.99
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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✨✧ EmmanuelD'Illusions Of Grandeur ... CD
Little League (UK), 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful debut from London producer Emmanuel – working here on a set of super-soulful tracks supported by a range of excellent guest work! The Emmanuel sound tends towards beats that are chunky, but never broken – a slightly-cosmic mode that expands even more when a great vocalist is brought into the mix – as you'll hear on album tracks that feature Terri Walker, Michelle Escoffery, Belle, Celetia Martin, Nate James, KRS1, and others! The vocals change from track to track, but there's a strongly unified feel to the groove – a style that's somewhere between UK street soul and some of the tripper space jazz modes of the West London scene. Titles include "My Thing", "Pretend", "Getaway", "Bubblebath", "Damelo", "Let's Go Away", "Heat", "Flirtin", "Right Here", "Sisters Prayer", "Proof", and "Still Working". CD

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✨✧ Thee SatisfactionEarthee ... CD
Sub Pop, 2015. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
These guys have a wonderfully trippy look on the cover – very cosmic, very sci-fi, but also somewhat ancient as well – a style that really does justice to the music that lies within! Earthee's an even stronger set than the debut from Thee Satisfaction – more complex from an instrumental perspective, and more focused too – with this bristling blend of slow beats, basslines, and keyboard washes that take us back to some of the headier London styles we loved in years back – but also with one very strong ear to the American underground too, in ways that whisper "future soul" from the very first note. Meshell Ndegeocello guests on a few tracks – and the set's a good comparison to some of her headiest work, and maybe the music of Gloria Anne Muldrow too. Titles include "Planet For Sale", "Blandland", "Nature's Candy", "Post Black Anyway", "Universal Perspective", "I Read You", and "Sir Come Navigate". CD
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