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Karl Denson's Tiny UniverseBrother's Keeper ... CD
Shanachie, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Karl Denson's come a long way here since his earlier funk sides from years back – and for the record, his tiny universe gets expanded nicely by the addition of Meshell Ndegeocello on bass! The groove here is rich and full – almost a late 60s funky soul approach – but harder than we're used to hearing from Denson, with some especially nice drums at the bottom, which keep things quite raw, even when the songs are slightly sweetened up – and Meshell's basslines are definitely a great component of the set, as most tunes bump along with a groove that's strongly directed up from the bottom! Lead vocals are by Denson, who also plays sax and flute – and titles include "Shake It Out", "Where It Counts", "Brother's Keeper (parts 1 & 2)", "Monica", "Expressions", "Empty Soul", "Just Got Paid", "Take It Down", "Mighty Rebel", and "The Drums Of War". CD
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✨✧ VariousSoul Exposed – 15 Stunning Soul Gems Awaiting Discovery ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2005. Used ... $8.99
A beautifully smooth batch of modern soul tunes – picked not only from recent releases on Expansion Records, but also from a host of great American independents as well! There's a glistening feel here that really links the songs together wonderfully – a unified sound that's warm and mellow, but never too slick or commercial. Compiler Andreas Hellingh clearly has a real love for the music – and even with familiar artists here, he's gone out of his way to track down unusual tunes that really make the set worth owning! Titles include "Thinking About You" by Emel, "So EZ" by Dana Divine, "Let It Go" by Avila Brothers with Shelea, "Do For You" by Heavy, "That Place In My Heart" by Dee Dee Wilde, "Anytime Any Place" by Ane, "No Matter What The Weather May Be" by Denise Tichenor, "When You Need Me" by Dessy Di Lauro, "Dangerous Summer Night" by Maysa Leak, "Slow Jam Of The Year" by Innervoices, "Brother" by Ian Martin, and "How Far Can We Go" by Kokoh. CD

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✨✧ Aloe BlaccGood Things ... LP
Stones Throw, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul styled albums ever to come from our friends at Stones Throw! Good Things is a giant leap ahead of Shine Through, Aloe's previous full length on the label. We loved that record for its gritty, unique approach to funky soul, but, Good Things reaches for the heights of Aloe's heroes from Donny Hathaway to Marvin Gaye – and comes closer than we could have imagined! It's produced by the Truth & Soul team, with a timeless funk & soul vibe comparable to their work with the great Lee Fields. We have a feeling we'll still be listening to this album 10-15-20 years from now. Essential! Titles include the underground breakout "I Need A Dollar", an incredible cover of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" (we must have dropped the needle on that 50 times in the first couple days we had it), "Green Lights", "Miss Fortune", "Good Things", "Loving You Is Killing Me", "Mama Hold My Hand", "Hey Brother" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Angela JohnsonRevised, Edited, & Flipped ... CD
Purpose, 2012. Used ... $4.99
A joyous celebration of Angela Johnson's first decade in soul music – and a smoking little set that revisits some of her best tracks from the time, and sets them on fire all over again! The package is way more than just a batch of remixes – a lots of tracks here are re-thought from the ground up, and re-fitted with a set of new sounds and styles that really illustrate Angela's growth as an artist over time – and the broad, collaborative reach she's had in the contemporary underground! Titles include "Hurts Like Hell (Makoto rmx)", "All In Me (Yannis rmx)", "You're Here With Me (MasSheen rmx)", "Wait 4 U (Josh Milan rmx)", "Rescue Me (Blu-Swing rmx)", "All I Need (Crank Brothers rmx)", "Better (Micky More rmx)", "Be Myself (Kemit & Jalon rmx)", "They Don't Know (Angela Johnson rmx)", and the great new track "Don't Take It Out On Me". CD

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✨✧ MaxwellMaxwell's Urban Hang Suite ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent bit of modern soul – a smooth seductive album that fits perfectly with an older mellow groove, but which also sparkles with the best recent efforts of the past decade. Maxwell's got a wonderful vocal style – reminding us a bit of classic Isley Brothers, Leon Ware, or O'Jays in a ballad mode – and it sits perfectly amidst warm jazzy arrangements by Musze, filled with all the subtle instrumental touches (keyboards, sax, and guitar) you'd find on a late album by Marvin Gaye, or some of the slow jams by the Isleys. The vibe is warm and acoustic, and the record's a wonderful return to a classic mellow midtempo soul style – and did quite well upon its initial release. Also interesting was the fact that the record was pressed up heavily on vinyl – something that was rare for a mainstream soul album at the time, and which was particularly ubiquitous in our hometown of Chicago, where DJs on the steppers scene were snatching up the record like hotcakes! Includes the titles "Ascension", "Whenever Wherever Whatever", "Lonely's The Only Company (parts 1 & 2)", "Reunion", and "Suitelady (The Proposal Jam)" – but the whole thing's great! CD

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