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✨✧ Roy Davis JrChicago Forever ... LP
Ubiquity, 2004. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99 19.98
An instant classic from Roy Davis Jr – and a record that really takes us back to the deepest days of the Chicago house scene! Roy's tunes are simple, effective, and straightforward – yet also have a cosmic burning soul that moves them past the coldness that could sometimes hold back work from Chicago. The beats are tight, but never overbearing; the keyboards are spacey, but never too noodly; and Roy's got some great vocal help on a few cuts from singers that include Terry Dexter, Khalid, and Ayro! As a side note, the album was actually recorded a year or two before release, but delayed due to personal issues in Roy's life – which further enforces the "lost classic" feel of the set, and makes us even happier to finally have it out. Titles include "My Soul Is Electric", "If You Wanna", "Strings & Things", "Wonderland", "Nu Roots", "Heavenly Father", and "U Give U Take". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ WaynaMoments Of Clarity – Book 1 ... CD
Quiet Power/C Side, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wayna's as much a poet as she is a singer – and has these wonderfully visual lyrics that are a great contrast to some of the sweeter sounds of the Neo Soul generation! There's a simple, effective power to the set that doesn't really grab you at first listen – mostly because Wayna's vocals are so sweet, you may overlook the power in her lyrics. But that aspect is nicely corrected on repeated listenings, which have the record opening up more and more, in a journey of personal discovery that's also supported by guest work from K'Ayln, Wilton Felton, and Cy Young. Titles include "Slums Of Paradise", "Rose Colored Glasses", "So Long Heartache", "Mama's Sacrifice", "Doubting Destiny", and "Past Future Eternal". CD

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✨✧ Aloe BlaccWant Me (voc, inst)/Arrive (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
A trippy, soulful surprise from Aloe Blacc – the mic side of the Cali hip hop duo Emanon – who seems poised to make the transition from Cali hip hop to progressive soul! The backdrop of "Want Me" is a deep, pulsing electronic wall of sound with slow-building effects raining down into the mix – with Aloe in romantic dancefloor croon mode leading the way! "Arrive" is a similar number, with some heavy reverb on the electronic/synth elements – and crisp, percolating beats. Aloe handles the production on both tracks, making him a triple threat +one – writer/producer/rapper/singer! We're always a bit surprised at how unpredictably, yet solidly, the Stones Throw sound continues to grow! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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