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Jill Scott & OthersCollaborations ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2007. Used 2CD ... $4.99
Jill Scott's a singer with a mighty generous spirit – and in addition to her own (all too few) recordings over the years, she's made some tremendous appearances on records under the leadership of other artists – a good deal of which are included in this set! Jill's not the kind of singer to just sleepwalk into the studio and deliver a few standard vocals when making a guest shot – and instead, she brings a new sense of life and energy to each different appearance in the set – coming across with a street-heavy vibe one minute, a more laidback cosmic mode the next, and a more classically-tuned soul sound at still another point. The set's a great illustration of the depths of Scott's rich talents – and even though we'd rather have Jill spending more time in the studio recording her own music, we're still plenty happy to have so many of her great guest appearances together in one package like this! CD features 14 tracks in all – including "Love Rain" with Mos Def, presented in "head nod" and "coffee shop" remixes – plus "Said Enough" with The Isley Brothers, "One Time" with Eric Roberson, "Good Morning Heartache" with Chris Botti, "Daydreamin" with Lupe Fiasco, "Let Me" with Sergio Mendes & Will I Am, "8 Minutes To Sunrise" with Common, "Sometime I Wonder" with Darius Rucker, "Slide" with Jeff Bradshaw, "The Rain" with Will Smith, and "God Bless The Child" with Al Jarreau & George Benson. CD
(Also features a bonus CD – with material by Hidden Beach artists who include Jill Scott, Keite, Jeff Bradshaw, Peter Black, Sunny Hawkins, and Onitsha.)

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Amy WinehouseLioness – Hidden Treasures (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Universal, 2011. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $27.99 34.98
A (sadly) posthumous release from Amy Winehouse – a voice we loved for a couple good years before knowing how troubled she was in real life and now lament the loss of – and this set, largely put together by producer Salaam Remi turned out surprisingly well! It'd be pretty easy to bow to cynicism, but for our money, there's more than enough strong stuff here. It features production by Remi, plus Mark Ronson on a couple tracks, and it's a mix of styles that ably demonstrate Amy's depth as an interpreter. There's some great, kinda late night jazzy soul numbers, classic level 60s R&B and thoroughly modern hip hop soul – all with strong vocal performances from Amy. Includes "Our Day Will Come", "Between The Cheats", "Tears Dry (Original Version)", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (2011)", "Like Smoke" feat Nas (and some eerily timely lyricism, as of this album's release date), "Valerie ('68 Version)", "Half Time", "The Girl From Ipanema", "Half Time", "Body & Soul" with Tony Bennett, "A Song For You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Monday Michiru & Toshiko AkioshiJazz Conversations – The Other Side Of Monday Michiru ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The other side of Monday Michiru – or, more appropriately, the early side of the great soul singer – given that her roots in jazz go very far back, to the time when she was the child of two very famous jazz musicians! This set has Monday reunited with her mother – the legendary pianist Toshiko Akioshi – who works exclusively on piano, in this wonderfully pointed, introspective style – while Monday both sings in a jazz style, and plays flute as well – an instrument she first used on record when she was about ten years old. The reunion is a wonderful one – and while Toshiko's every bit as great as you'd expect, we find ourselves falling in love with Monday even more than before – as her handling of the mellower material is beautiful, and opens up an even more deeply expressive side of her vocals than before. The record's got a bit of added bass and drums at points – and titles include "Frog", "Long Yellow Road", "First Night", "Love & Life", "New Girl In Town", "Broken Dreams", and "Ain't Gonna Ask No More". CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Unsigned Vol 3 ... CD
Soul Unsigned (UK), 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing work from the Soul Unsigned series – only three volumes old, but already one of the best sources we know for tapping into the Neo Soul underground! As with the previous two sets, the quality level here is very high – music of the sort that really keeps us digging for hip soul sets from the contemporary scene – not the bigger-name artists that always get foisted to the top of the charts, but the independent ones who are still strongly dedicated to making music that really matters! As the title indicates, the artists here are all unsigned – working without any bigger label contracts – which makes it even more amazing when you hear the set, and realize that they've hit top-shelf sounds while working on their own – a great reminder that, amidst the layers of management and "handling" some singers may get, in the end it's still the artist that really matters. Titles include "Time Of Your Life" by Tyrone, "Freaky" by Excellent Gentlemen, "Next To Me" by Cool Million, "Fire" by Jally, "Amber Lady" by Roman Andren, "Love" by The Constituents, "Get Up" by Unified Tribe, "Music" by J Stever, "You've Changed" by Richard Alexander Davis, "Delightful Jazz" by Daniel Nelson & Mark Drummond, and "Give Love A Chance" by Candycream. CD
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Nicolas BeardeAll About Love ... CD
Right Groove Rekkids, 2004. Used ... $2.99
Smooth and lush soul from singer Nicolas Bearde – a great vocalist with a really classic approach! Nicolas has a sound that almost reminds us of some of the classic Norman Connors albums from the late 70s – soul, but with a jazz sensibility clearly working underneath. And although the arrangements are modern, they've got a warm feel that has plenty of classic overtones – putting Nicolas in sweetly soulful territory all the way through! Includes a very Connors-esque version of "Naima", plus "Trying Times", "Summer Sunday", "Be Mine", "Wild Is The Wind", "Promise Me", "One Look At You", and "Love Of My Life". CD

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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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Angie StoneUnexpected ... CD
Stax, 2009. Used ... $2.99
Angie Stone's second album for Stax – and some of her most insistently catchy songs ever – with a sound that bridges a deeply melodic, modern-to-future soul vibe to the grounded, self determined and emotional neo classic groove that she's built her solo repution on! If you've been following Angie's career from her pioneering female rap crew Sequence to the late aughties, you know that she has a voice that has brought depth and soul to a number of styles, not just the natural soul sound she's arguably most famous for, so really the one thing we can expect from her, thankfully, is excellent soul music of all stripes. Unexpected has productions that are for the most part ready for the dancefloor, but the songs are much deeper than just that – with Angie's voice exuding truth and soul throughout, with songs that find her confronting and slaying negativity while celebrating life and love. Titles include "Unexpected", "I Ain't Hearin You", "Free", "Maybe", "Hey, Mr DJ", "Kiss All Over Your Body", "Why Is It", "Think Sometimes" and "I Found A Keeper". CD

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✨✧ VariousContemporary Soul Songbook Vol 3 – 16 Stunning Track's From Today's Modern Soul Artists ... CD
Soul Unsigned (UK), 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stellar survey of the modern soul scene, circa '10 – the third in the Contemporary Soul Songbook series – shine a light even more artists that are entirely new to us, and definely worthy of you attention! Sets like this are the a perfect antidote to the lazy mainstream hits collections that litter counterspace the world over. Here Soul Unsigned UK does the opposite, hand picking soul for male, female and group soul acts with a timeless vibe. Quality material from ReNeda, Antoinette, Ebony Evans, The Neo-Jazz Project, Seductive Souls, Papik and many more. Includes "Rest Of My Life" by ReNeda, "We Can Make It" by Wadz feat Leon Beal, "Hell On My Hands" by Charlie Brown, "No Fantasy" by Pbivez feat Dee Freer, "A Good Thing" by Brandon Woods feat Eldon T Jones, "He Did It All For You" by Marshall Badger, "Rhythm Of Live" by Papik, "With Me" by The New Congress and more. 16 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ MaxwellNow ... LP
Columbia, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
Maxwell's third LP, and he just keeps getting better. His songwriting skills have become more finely honed, and the arrangements and general feel still maintain his warm, retro modern vibe. We never tire of his soulful vocals, and music that references classics like the Isleys, Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware or Leroy Hutson without ever having to resort to aping them or sampling their hooks. 12 tracks, including "Getting To Know Ya", "Lifetime", "Changed", "For Lovers Only", "Temporary Nite", "Silently", "Symptom Unkown" and "Now/At The Party". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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