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✨✧ Eric RobersonEric Roberson Presents: The Vault Vol 1 ... CD
Eric Roberson, 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from America's next great soul singer – the incredible Eric Roberson, one of the freshest male soul vocalists in years! At one level, Eric's work is steeped in the classic styles of Donnie Hathaway and Marvin Gaye – but at another, it's completely without cliche or stylistic precedent – as fresh as the best newer work by female singers like Jill Scott or Julie Dexter. Roberson's rhythmic conception is really tremendous – open, free, and presented in a way that pushes the vocals past obvious patterns that so often plague male soul singers. The set's got a really fresh approach that's also due in part to Roberson's use of a variety of producers – including Osunlade, Vidal Davis, Redhead Kingpin, and others. Jill Scott does guest vocals on the track "One Time", but it's Eric's genius that really brings the whole set home! Titles include "Rock With You", "Past Paradise", "She Couldn't Hear Me", "Rebound", "Rain On My Parade", and "When Love Calls" – and if you've been looking for a soul record to change your life, this is it! CD
(Back in print and featuring songs that did not appear on the 1.5 version!)

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✨✧ Personal LifeMorning Light ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first we've heard from this UK group – but given the strength of the record, we're betting we'll be digging them for many years to come! The album's a great no-nonsense contemporary soul affair – put together in a really old school sort of way that recalls the energy of Brand New Heavies or Incognito at their best – with a similar blend of funk and jazz alongside some positive, upbeat lyrics – and an overall groove that's definitely inspired by the best of the 70s soul generation! Male and female vocals mix together to give the record a nice full sound – and titles include "Rainy Day In London", "There's A Time For Everything", "Classic Lady", "Distance Can Be Sweet", "Give Into The Night", and "Morning Light". CD
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✨✧ Erykah BaduBaduizm ... CD
Universal, 1997. Used ... $1.99
A strange title for a first record – but quite fitting, given the impact that Erykah Badu has had on soul music! The record defines a whole new style of expression – "Baduizm", if you will – one in which Erykah sings with a depth that stretches back through a century's worth of jazz, soul, and gospel influences – but works a groove in a stripped-down and forward-thinking mode that sets the pace for countless Neo Soul singers to come! Titles include "Certainly (Flipped It)", "Next Lifetime (radio)", "On & On", "Appletree", "No Love", "4 Leaf Clover", and "Sometimes (mix #9)". CD

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Nicolas BeardeAll About Love ... CD
Right Groove Rekkids, 2004. Used ... $6.99
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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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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